August 12, 2004
Humans may be hardwired with an instinctual attraction to alcohol.
I wonder if that means, as an Irishman with a liver made of steel, I'm more evolved?
13 years ago
Yes, it does.
all that bourbon, no wonder I am so evolved ;)
This article has made me very, very thirsty.
I always think of that chapter in James Michener's
, when a 19th century trading ship pulls up to a tribal settlement. Suddenly a culture that has never heard of liquor is up to their ears in it.
I'll have a Guinness.
Yes, yes and I believe I may have an instinctual attraction to cannabis as I tried to explain to the cops last week. *sigh* Why must I suffer because I'm different?
beer is good but
makes me feel tingly all over.
This article has made me very, very drunk.
I'm glad it's Friday. *puts on gladrags*
It's friday? Schweet! and here I was dreading work tomorrow! *grabs a 40*
...Humans may be hardwired with an instinctual attraction to alcohol,
This guy doesn't have anything yet.
.."Dudley's hypothesis helps us understand why, from an evolutionary standpoint, humans are so attracted to ethanol," said Doug Levey...
What he really should have said was the "smell" of ethanol and even that is still in question. Humans are not attracted to drinking ethanol, ethanol is a poison. If ethanol, in quantity, was consumed through out the evolution of humans it probably would not still kill liver cells, brain cells and result in server impairment of judgment. I’m all for drinking but let’s not pretend this is science.
server impairment of judgment.
I'm hardwired for martinis...
I rest my case.
"This Darwinian approach to medical science has
debate in the research community." Money quote. "While no one has officially reported an animal drunk in the wild,..." Are there not reports out of Norway of mooses eating fermented apples and getting drunk?
Wot if: Scots have evolved so as to be able to tolerate porridge if they buffer their innards with sufficient whisky first. I shall now try to disprove this hypothesis.
I've had a professor say "I have pictures of elephants swaying after eating lots of fermented fruit - they were
My brother had a parakeet that loved scotch. Little feathery bastard would cackle and swoop and get in fights with his reflection in the toaster. Next day he would screech at anyone who came within six feet of his cage.
It is as I suspected: porridge can give a man a pounding headache.
ooh porridge headache - that's gotta suck.
I eat oatmeal for breakfast. I make it on the hotplate and put skim milk on it. I eat it alone. I am aware it is not good to eat oatmeal alone. Its consistency is such that it is better for your mental health if somebody eats it with you. That is why I often think up an imaginary companion to have breakfast with. Possibly it is even worse to eat oatmeal with an imaginary companion. Nevertheless, yesterday morning, I atre my oatmeal with John Keats. Keats said I was right to invite him: due to its glutinous texture, gluey lumpishness, hint of slime, and unusual willingness to disintegrate, oatmeal must never be eaten alone. He said it is perfectly OK, however, to eat it with an imaginary companion, and he himself had enjoyed memorable porridges with Edmund Spenser and John Milton.... --
from "Oatmeal" by Galway Kinnell
At least porridge tastes the same coming up as it does going down.
You had oatmeal with Keats? I can only ever get Wilde... =(
*hands surlyboi trophy*