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Originally posted by Astyanax
So Law #1 is no cannibalism.
Anyway, 'no cannibalism' isn't a 'law of evolution', it's a special case of a well-known law of survival: 'don't eat things that disagree with you.'
Originally posted by Donkey_Dean
It’s an evolutionary road block.
Why can we eat the brains of any other creature even those closely related to us and not suffer from this ailment?
It fits well with some of those adaptations which seem to serve no purpose except to lessen suffering. Why would nature care if we suffered during death?
Just read about what happens in the brain when a person is drowning. The response is submissive, and puts the victim in a pain free state of euphoria.