posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 09:15 PM
Yeah, yeah, my British friends..."Its from the Daily Mail so its trash..." well, perhaps, perhaps not always. Plenty wouldn't accept anything
coming off of certain profound but alternative Internet messageboards that will go unnamed, either.
And I know the idea presented is certain to get howls of protest from the ever-vocal crew of those who prefer to look at our ancestors throug a lense
of Rosseauian idealism as "noble savages," wise and in everlasting harmony in with the earth. The problem with that pleasant pastoral eyelid dream
is that, well, life just ain't like that, when you come right down to it.
As at all points in history, the truth is usually more complex and interesting. Even far back in his evolutionary history, I suspect early man
exhibited a mixture of traits and behaviors, some of which are counter to the ethical norms of civilized society and some of which would indeed evoke
One thing is for sure: Anthropophagy has by no means been a novel or even a rare practice throughout mankind's history. And if this article is
correct, it may be a far more ancient part of the human journey than previously expected.
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 9/7/10 by silent thunder]