03 December 2013

people are animals

Do you ever hear the argument in science about humans being animals? I feel like I hear this argument all the time. This morning I read something that said it's unnatural for humans to drink cow's milk  because other animals don't try it. If we're going with that logic, it's also weird that people extract honey from beehives or cook their meat, or any food processing whatsoever.

I don't want to believe this because I refuse to relinquish my (pure) maple syrup. That stuff is liquid gold, I tell you. (In price and in taste. Worth it.)

1 comment:

dre said...

Your post made me laugh. I won't relinquish pure maple syrup either.

And I hate the "it's unnatural" argument, almost across the board (consuming milk, homosexual relationships, etc), because in most cases, it is "natural," or "natural" is a loaded term determined by your cultural upbringing or opinions, and not really "natural" (in a purely subjective sense) at all.

Anyway, humans aren't the only animals that get food from other animals. Here's some footage of ants "milking" aphids:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/61555653@N00/9227059576/