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Origins of alcohol consumption traced to ape ancestor

 
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Origins of alcohol consumption traced to ape ancestor
The taste for alcohol may be an ancient craving. The ability to metabolize ethanol — the alcohol in beer, wine and spirits — might have originated in the common ancestor of chimpanzees, gorillas and humans roughly 10 million years ago, perhaps when this ancestor became more terrestrial and started eating fruits fermenting on the ground.

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02/22/2013 06:17 PM
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Re: Origins of alcohol consumption traced to ape ancestor
so all other things being equal; alcohol is what caused our lineage to diverge and become 'intelligent'? ironic ;)
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Re: Origins of alcohol consumption traced to ape ancestor
so all other things being equal; alcohol is what caused our lineage to diverge and become 'intelligent'? ironic ;)
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Re: Origins of alcohol consumption traced to ape ancestor
But I thought birds and virtually every other type of animal liked fermented fruit. I think even insects have been observed behaving drunkenly.
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Re: Origins of alcohol consumption traced to ape ancestor
But I thought birds and virtually every other type of animal liked fermented fruit. I think even insects have been observed behaving drunkenly.
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that's what I thought
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Re: Origins of alcohol consumption traced to ape ancestor
And now the Apes drink Colt 45 Malt Liquor and Ripple....(preferably out of a brown paper bag)
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Re: Origins of alcohol consumption traced to ape ancestor
But I thought birds and virtually every other type of animal liked fermented fruit. I think even insects have been observed behaving drunkenly.
 Quoting: chauchat


that's what I thought
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They do, I have witnessed it many, many times.
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Re: Origins of alcohol consumption traced to ape ancestor
And now the Apes drink Colt 45 Malt Liquor and Ripple....(preferably out of a brown paper bag)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35004949


It took only five comments (six, if you count the double post) before things take a racist turn. Lovely.
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02/23/2013 11:21 AM
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Re: Origins of alcohol consumption traced to ape ancestor
I have been called an ape, now I know another reason they are right.
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02/23/2013 11:23 AM

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Re: Origins of alcohol consumption traced to ape ancestor
But I thought birds and virtually every other type of animal liked fermented fruit. I think even insects have been observed behaving drunkenly.
 Quoting: chauchat


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