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Is Cannibalism A Natural Human Behavior?

Cannibalism abounds in nature. Spiders, chimps, even snakes do it, but why don’t humans?
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How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease

“The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had a long-standing tradition of mortuary feasts — eating the dead from their own community at funerals. Men consumed the flesh of their deceased relatives, while women and children ate the brain.”

Widespread Cannibalism May Have Caused Prehistoric Prion Disease Epidemics, Science Study Suggests

“Human flesh may have been a fairly regular menu item for our prehistoric ancestors, according to researchers. They say it’s the most likely explanation for their discovery that genes protecting against prion diseases — which can be spread by eating contaminated flesh — have long been widespread throughout the world.”


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