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Cannibalism, It's part of human nature
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Posted 5/19/09

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I say chow down. What are you waiting for?!


Pass the salt?
Posted 5/20/09

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Sekushi_Sushi wrote:

I say chow down. What are you waiting for?!


Pass the salt?


are you planning to eat him? o_O
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Posted 5/20/09
And I once owned a rabbit that liked to eat sausages, but it doesn't make it the norm.
Posted 5/20/09
Desperation, or cultural thing(rituals and what not)
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Posted 5/22/09

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I completely agree but I'm going to add an assumption of mine (note: when you assume you make an ASS out of U and ME)
When people are restricted in their use of resources so that other people may have access to the same; they begin to blame overpopulation as the main reason as to why they may no longer selfishly waste those resources.
I'll use myself as an example: Everyone likes a good shower right? What if your government began limiting the amount of time and the amount of water pressure that you may use in your shower so that others may use the (allegedly) finite resource of pure water.
Most people accustomed to their lives of waste would blame overpopulation as the main factor. (that's what I assume anyway.
Greenpeace's Nz political party the (imaginatively named) Greens tried to do this and we told them to shove it.
Posted 5/22/09
interesting.

i think that cannibalism is as much survival as dining on cows andpigs. i would think that it should only be done at very drastic times, as humans are naturally in fear of being eaten.
Posted 5/23/09
Wow..
I really don't feel like reading all of that =_=
well anyways...
It may be part of human nature but i don't think it's good for you >.>
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okay, but even though it is, I won't even try eating a human
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Posted 1/11/10 , edited 1/11/10

Droodika wrote:

And I once owned a rabbit that liked to eat sausages, but it doesn't make it the norm.


Pets pretty much eats anything you feed them that tastes good. I had hamsters and turtles that did the same.

As for cannibalism..that's pretty sad if a group can't figure an alternative by the time they are desperate for cannibalism. Unless they are on an island with nothing but sand...then they are in deep sh*t (I guess they can go on with the cannibalism)
Posted 1/11/10
Break out the BBQ sauce!
Posted 1/13/10
Personally, I don't see cannibalism as horrible as society makes us think it is. In actuality, in some cultures (I would name it if I remember the name of the group who practiced it) a deceased family member would be eaten, and that would be seen almost as if honoring said person. Survival cannibalism, is just that in itself - survival. Lest they find edible vegetation in the area, the idea is going to kick in that meat is meat and that equals life. Think about it, there have been many reported cases of cannibalism. Certain tribes in Africa, natives of Latin America and even the Crusaders (the latter which was pointed out by the Roman Catholic church as barbaric) who ate rotisserie babies. There is a point when it's a part of cultural normalcy or an insane psychological issue (Japanese dude who ate that one chick, for pleasure..).

Individuals of course, should not participate in cannibalism especially in places where it's deemed illegal. Also, human meat can't just be bought and so that brings me to how people would be able to get their hands on it, apart from murdering the mailman.

Remember, we might think of ourselves as being above everything just because we're human - but in the end we're still animals with the added luxury of opposable thumbs.
Posted 1/13/10
Soy sauce, baby! Why do you think we Chinese claim that soy sauce goes well with everything? Because we literally tried it on EVERYTHING. [/sarcasm]

Seriously, even our own body enters a state of cannibalizing its muscles first, and not fat. Whenever we decide to starve ourselves.

Therefore the next time you try to starve yourself and called it "dieting", and least drink some soy sauce so you'll taste better, your body will thank you for it.[/sarcasm]
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So as that says, resorting to cannibalism to survive is hardwired into everyone's head, yours, mine, everyone. It's instinct. So remember that if you ever get stranded somewhere with a bunch of people, your next meal, could very well be sitting next to you. Although it appears to be a last resort thing. But it could very well save your life one day.

because it is a last resort, and a survival thing, it wouldn't be characterized as a part of human nature. its human nature to eat when your hungry.eating is a biological function used to survive. Eating shoes, excrements, leather, wood, ect. isnt a part of human nature, its just thats all thats left ot eat.

No country or society in the world (throughtout history) has ever made canabalism legal. That tells you a thing about human nature.
Its just that extreme problems need extreme solutions. Same thing happened in the 9/11/01 terrorists attack in america. some people had a choice to die in a fire or jump out of a building.Neither is a part of human nature-they were just the only choices left to some.

Animals do the exact same thing.Its not a part of lion's nature to eat humans.If i put a natural prey beside a human being in front of a hungry lion, the lion will attack and kill the natural prey.If its just a human in front of the lion, the lion will kill and eat the human.

Sources= Phychology teacher and Animal Planet.

Edit:ok, so my phychology teacher was a lie, i do recall a group of warriors eating the people that they killed-but it was out of ritual, i still wouldnt call canabalism human nature, its still part of extreme measures or rituals





canabalism, incest, ect. being characterized as "normal" and "common" depends on yur definition of normal and common. Throughout human societies, the "norms" and "commons" change from culture to culture, time from time. (im going to edit my previous post, but for now)-in most societies if not all, canabalism/incest is not the normal means of attaining food and sex.Its usually a last resort, mental issue, or some ritual (for incest- means of keeping wealth, keeping other stuff in the family, lack of mates, ninjutsu, ect.)

I honestly cant imagine a society where hunting and eating your fellow man is a norm and a main way of attaining meat. Societies wouldn't function very long.Murder would cease to exists.Same with incests, when other mates r attainable, most simply wouldnt settle with a sibling they have lived with their entire life. I think the examples of incest and canabalism in human societies r an exception to the rule, not the rule its self.Outside of rituals, survival, and self interest, this shit just isnt done under any "normal/common" circumstances. peace over war



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Posted 1/15/10

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Allhailodin wrote:


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Allhailodin wrote:


As an Anthropology major myself, I've been exposed to alot of weird theories and studies about the innate human nature.Yet most of those concepts make sense. And this concept of "Survival Cannibalism" is no exception.

Most people who don't study science or Anthropology are so simple minded when it comes to nature. I even heard a few ignorant people claiming that cannibalism, "isn't natural" yet are complete oblivious to the blatant evidence of cannibalism in nature. The same with concepts like "homosexuality" or "Incest"

Of course one must always be aware of the adage that says "Just because something is naturallu inherent doesn't mean that is can be justified."

It's interesting that nature can be so unusual at times, huh?


Well it does make logical sense, correct, humans being social animals, are usually gathered together, and since humans are carnivores, and again are usually gathered in groups, it makes perfect sense, that if the normal food supply runs out, you can consume your fellow humans, as they too as made of meat. So it makes logical sense that cannibalism would be a survival instinct. I mean a starving wolf would attack a fellow wolf given the right conditions. If you have to you have to right ? As for incest, i fail to see the problem with incest, and homosexuality is present in other animals throughout "nature". Actually cannibalism is a common ecological interaction in the animal kingdom and has been recorded for more than 1500 species. So its perfectly normal and common in nature.


canabalism, incest, ect. being characterized as "normal" and "common" depends on yur definition of normal and common. Throughout human societies, the "norms" and "commons" change from culture to culture, time from time. (im going to edit my previous post, but for now)-in most societies if not all, canabalism/incest is not the normal means of attaining food and sex.Its usually a last resort, mental issue, or some ritual (for incest- means of keeping wealth, keeping other stuff in the family, lack of mates, ninjutsu, ect.)

I honestly cant imagine a society where hunting and eating your fellow man is a norm and a main way of attaining meat. Societies wouldn't function very long.Murder would cease to exists.Same with incests, when other mates r attainable, most simply wouldnt settle with a sibling they have lived with their entire life. I think the examples of incest and canabalism in human societies r an exception to the rule, not the rule its self.Outside of rituals, survival, and self interest, this shit just isnt done under any "normal/common" circumstances. peace over war
It's also rather interesting to study real cannibalism among animals. As we can see, although cannibalism is more commonly seen among the insect, arachnid, and the reptilian species. The act of cannibalizing among mammals and primates were done solely in order to secure resources.
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canabalism, incest, ect. being characterized as "normal" and "common" depends on yur definition of normal and common. Throughout human societies, the "norms" and "commons" change from culture to culture, time from time. (im going to edit my previous post, but for now)-in most societies if not all, canabalism/incest is not the normal means of attaining food and sex.Its usually a last resort, mental issue, or some ritual (for incest- means of keeping wealth, keeping other stuff in the family, lack of mates, ninjutsu, ect.)

I honestly cant imagine a society where hunting and eating your fellow man is a norm and a main way of attaining meat. Societies wouldn't function very long.Murder would cease to exists.Same with incests, when other mates r attainable, most simply wouldnt settle with a sibling they have lived with their entire life. I think the examples of incest and canabalism in human societies r an exception to the rule, not the rule its self.Outside of rituals, survival, and self interest, this shit just isnt done under any "normal/common" circumstances. peace over war



Cannibalism :

Its still practiced in some cultures, amazon tribes for instance. Its just a survival method, nothing wrong with doing what you have to to survive, somethings wrong if you do it for fun or simply for the hell of it, sure , but for survival, its justified. When it comes to core survival, there are no rules, anything goes. And its all justified.


Incest :

Incest is incest, if you want to have a relationship with your sister or cousin, go for it, if you love her / him and want a family but don't want a genetically mutant baby, adopt a kid, problem solved. Its no big deal, besides, if you trace human history back far enough, 2 + million years, were all related by blood, we all came from the same ancestors(this also hold true if you believe in adam + eve, we are all decendants of them right). So if you want to get technical, its incest no matter who you are with, as we are all related, and if you continue to trace it back, you'll find your related to your neighbors dog or cat, or the bacterial in yours or anyone else's mouth. We all came from the same first protocell after all, but that's another topic, but my point is, even if you have sex with a dog or horse or a stranger, its still incest if you trace it back far enough. So leave it be, if we want to have relations with our known family, so what, let them. Who cares, not going to cause you or me any physical and / or mental ailments now is it ? I'm not going to get aids because my cousin decided to sleep with my other cousin. So why bother caring ?
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