Melvin Konner

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Melvin Konner, 2010.

Melvin Joel Konner (born 1946) is an American anthropologist who is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University.[1] He studied at Brooklyn College, CUNY (1966), where he met Marjorie Shostak, whom he later married and with whom he had three children. He also has a PhD from Harvard University (1973) and a MD from Harvard Medical School (1985).[1]

From 1985[4] on, he contributed substantially to developing the concept of a Paleolithic diet and its impact on health, publishing along with Stanley Boyd Eaton,[5][6] and later also with his wife Marjorie Shostak[7] and with Loren Cordain.[2]

Raised in an Orthodox Jewish family, Konner has stated that he lost his faith at age 17.[3]

In Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy Konner calls being make a birth defect.[4][5][6][7]

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