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Cannibalism? Why not?

  1. qwark profile image57
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Humans are edible!
    WE are predators.
    WE are omnivores.
    These 2 factors were instrumental in our evolution.
    Other predators/omnivores would eat us.
    Why do we bury, cremate perfectly good food i.e. US!?
    Qwark

    1. profile image0
      Jake Gene Barnesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hell, why not.

      I'm opening a restaurant today.

    2. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this
      1. qwark profile image57
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Psyche:
        If properly prepared... there would be no possibility of passage of a disease.
        It could be made into chips and even the "dip."
        Guests would eat with gusto and you'd be the talk of the "penthouse" set!
        Everyone would leave sated and turgid with the fat free, culinary delights. Eh?
        Qwark   smile

  2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    Good question.  The valuable resources contained in the human body are wasted through burial and cremation.  I have requested that my remains be cooked and processed into cat food.

    1. qwark profile image57
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hell ron:
      The dying kids in Africa would eat that catfood. Donate your catfood remains to them.
      Thumbs up!
      Qwark

  3. Disturbia profile image62
    Disturbiaposted 7 years ago

    Oh Qwark, you are really pushing my buttons with this one.

    There is evidence that even Neanderthals buried their dead.

    I have to say, just the thought of eating human flesh makes me sick to the very depths of my soul... but I suppose if it was a matter of eating my neighbor or starving to death... and I mean the very brink of death... I might find the strength to do such a thing, especially if it meant the difference between my children living or not.  But OMG, I hope I never have to find out.

    You haven't been watching Soylent Green have you?

    1. qwark profile image57
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hahahaha Disturbia:
      Soylent Green? Not recently, but I think we are wasting a rich and healthful market.
      Just think of the possibilities! M and M's differing colors and flavors all human in origin! on and on and on...eh?
      The frightened Neanderthals didn't know what they were missing!
      Primitive humans in S America and Borneo and some of the S sea islands were enjoying us roasted, boiled, baked and fricasee'd!
      Just think about how nutritious we are if prepared properly.
      China is running out of burial space! She needs to feed a burgeoning population of almost 1.5 billion people! Wow! What a market for a new and bountiful product! Eh?
      Gotta few bucks? I'll join ya in the investment! smile
      Qwark

      1. Disturbia profile image62
        Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Qwark, honey... you know I've got the bucks... I just can't imagine the product... YUK!

        1. qwark profile image57
          qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Disturbia...think of the investment possibilities!  smile
          Qwark

  4. Richieb799 profile image80
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    There are only 4 predator species that prey even on themselves, unfortunately humans ARE one of those lol

  5. Ben Evans profile image70
    Ben Evansposted 7 years ago

    The major reason that we don't eat dead people is that we don't have to.  Now in cases such as the Donner Party, people had to eat people to survive.  History shows that if survival is at stake then people will resort to cannibalism.

    However, as it stands right now we have the choice to eat something else so we do.

  6. L.C. Smith profile image59
    L.C. Smithposted 7 years ago

    Humans have too much attitude to be tasty.

    1. Disturbia profile image62
      Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      NOW AIN'T THAT THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!! lol

  7. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    There are too many things I could say on this subject....

    Almost all of them would rightfully earn me a lifetime ban from HubPages due to vulgarity

  8. ceciliabeltran profile image73
    ceciliabeltranposted 7 years ago

    because people die from it. it's called kuru, but i know there's another name for the neurological degenerative disease

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly.  There's an evolutionary reason we have an aversion to cannibalism.  Because it's dangerous to eat the flesh of your own kind.  Case in point: mad cow disease.

      1. Greek One profile image76
        Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        then how do you explain hickeys??

    2. Disturbia profile image62
      Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Kuru is a rare disease caused by an infectious protein found in contaminated human brain tissue.  It is found almost exclusively among people from New Guinea, who practiced a form of cannibalism in which the brains of dead people were eaten as part of a funeral ritual.   You are absolutely correct ceciliabeltran.

  9. qwark profile image57
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Hey:
    We could fix US so ya'd never know yer eatin' US!
    WE could be concentrated into just the digestable and bodybuilding elements! Think of it! The opportunities! Human greed could be accelerated and we-the-people could be a much healthier bunch.
    There's big money to be made and the public doesn't have to know what they're being fed.
    We'd just have to vote a few new FDEA laws into being and line our pockets with the $ made from the remainders of the "dead." Hell, we eat almost all other forms of life. Why should we humans be denied?
    Qwark  smile

  10. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    I guess the lesson here is to always cook your meat thoroughly?

    1. ceciliabeltran profile image73
      ceciliabeltranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      or raise cattle

      1. qwark profile image57
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        cecilia:
        Like the Elois?
        Qwark  smile

  11. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    It can be done tastefully and elegantly.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbs39FjS … mp;list=UL

    1. qwark profile image57
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hahahaha...I like a nice cut of loin, pink in the center...You?
      Qwark  smile

  12. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    Prion diseases are not destroyed by cooking or any other preparation method possible in the normal kitchen.  That includes Kuru, Mad Cow, Scrapie.

  13. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    What about carrots?

    Can we just eat carrots?

    Less hassle

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Too phallic.

      1. Greek One profile image76
        Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_trngtQpPhpM/SaGcJ6FAM3I/AAAAAAAAADI/GnhXVNDl-CA/s400/gay+america.jpg

        To phallic for whom?

  14. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    http://images5.cpcache.com/product/31593085v8_480x480_Front.jpg

    1. Greek One profile image76
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      never in nature will you see a maple leaf that color(s)

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        you have just settled the "nature v nurture" question.

  15. Richieb799 profile image80
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    I've been bitten by a couple of girls now, I must look tasty wink

  16. profile image0
    awesome77posted 7 years ago

    Be very careful, as some people practice cannibalism! Well, i can assure you if the world under goes major horrible FAMINE, humans will hunt other humans for food right after eliminating all rodents, pets and bugs!

    Laugh all you want, but we already slaughter other animals and we have no qualms eating them! Do you think cows, pigs, chickens, goats are thrilled to see any human?

  17. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    women have always felt like a "piece of meat" most of our lives...
    now I know men view us that way...wink

  18. profile image63
    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMM....tasty!

 
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