On the timescale of evolutionary history, humans are a fad. Mammals are a fad. Vertebrates are a fad. That statement, agriculture is the fad, aggravates me because it comes off as pithy but it doesn’t actually communicate anything.
"Paleo may look like a food fad, and yet you could argue that it’s really just the reverse. Anatomically modern humans have, after all, been around for about two hundred thousand years. The genus Homo goes back another two million years or so. On the timescale of evolutionary history, it’s agriculture that’s the fad."