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Do we have our taste for alcohol to thank for civilization?

Do we have our taste for alcohol to thank for civilization?

According to Edward Slingerland’s new book, Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization, the answer to this question is a resounding yes. Slingerland, a professor at the University of British Columbia and self-proclaimed “philosophical hedonist”, says that far from being an evolutionary fluke, our taste for alcohol is an evolutionary advantage […]

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