posted on Aug, 14 2005 @ 09:40 PM
It would be hard to know at this point.
Parasites have been shown to have amazing, often suicidal, effects on higher organisms.
I think there is some possibility of this having some merit, but I think I would have to see much more evidence to find it convincing.
It would be easy to blame microbes for our own lack of ability to control ourselves.
We Americans and many other industrialized nations live in a time that runs completely counter to most of human history. We have an abundance of food
rather than shortages and an irregular supply of it.
We likely have genetic inclinations to eat whenever food is available and to eat as much as we can. Our bodies are anticipating times of famine that
never occur in our modern system.
in short we may be sort of programmed to stuff ourselves