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Wright said:
Jay520 said:
I've often pondered this myself. I personally believe we have a natural ability to taste poop, or at least to know it's bad,. Perhaps our early ancestors didn't have this ability and ate their poop, not knowing it was bad for them (similar to dogs). But due to random mutations, some of us began to develop a distaste for it. The ones with a distaste for poop were less likely to eat poop and were thus more healthy. As a result their genes were passed on more successfully and the distaste for poop became dominant. This eventually led to us finding the smell of poop to be bad as well.


Didn't know tastes were part of genes. Mutations born from the evolution of species does not make you distate something. That's like saying that for some mutation we don't eat random mushrooms because they can be hazardous.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylthiocarbamide#Genetics



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badgenome said:
Jay520 said:
I've often pondered this myself. I personally believe we have a natural ability to taste poop, or at least to know it's bad,. Perhaps our early ancestors didn't have this ability and ate their poop, not knowing it was bad for them (similar to dogs). But due to random mutations, some of us began to develop a distaste for it. The ones with a distaste for poop were less likely to eat poop and were thus more healthy. As a result their genes were passed on more successfully and the distaste for poop became dominant. This eventually led to us finding the smell of poop to be bad as well.

It's not bad for animals to eat poop, though. Dogs may do it because they're lacking in digestive enzymes, and rabbits produce a special kind of stool that they actually have to eat or else they'll get sick.




pezus said:

The general rule is to never eat it if it looks too watery or bloody

Define "too bloody".



Jay520 said:
Wright said:
Jay520 said:
I've often pondered this myself. I personally believe we have a natural ability to taste poop, or at least to know it's bad,. Perhaps our early ancestors didn't have this ability and ate their poop, not knowing it was bad for them (similar to dogs). But due to random mutations, some of us began to develop a distaste for it. The ones with a distaste for poop were less likely to eat poop and were thus more healthy. As a result their genes were passed on more successfully and the distaste for poop became dominant. This eventually led to us finding the smell of poop to be bad as well.


Didn't know tastes were part of genes. Mutations born from the evolution of species does not make you distate something. That's like saying that for some mutation we don't eat random mushrooms because they can be hazardous.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylthiocarbamide#Genetics


Mmmm...interesting.



badgenome said:
Jay520 said:
I've often pondered this myself. I personally believe we have a natural ability to taste poop, or at least to know it's bad,. Perhaps our early ancestors didn't have this ability and ate their poop, not knowing it was bad for them (similar to dogs). But due to random mutations, some of us began to develop a distaste for it. The ones with a distaste for poop were less likely to eat poop and were thus more healthy. As a result their genes were passed on more successfully and the distaste for poop became dominant. This eventually led to us finding the smell of poop to be bad as well.

It's not bad for animals to eat poop, though. Dogs may do it because they're lacking in digestive enzymes, and rabbits produce a special kind of stool that they actually have to eat or else they'll get sick.


Perhaps. When I said "similar to dogs" I wasn't using that as an example of an animal not knowing poop was bad for them. I was just giving an example of an animal who ate poop.

Pretty sure it's bad for humans though. 



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Wright said:

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I guess when you make thousands upon thousands of hours of cutscenes, you're bound to eventually cover every possible topic.



Wright said:


Mmmm...interesting.


BTW, by distaste, I don't mean an ability to taste it. I mean a repulsive response when you do taste it. Bad wording on my part.



Jay520 said:

Perhaps. When I said "similar to dogs" I wasn't using that as an example of an animal not knowing poop was bad for them. I was just giving an example of an animal who ate poop.

Pretty sure it's bad for humans though. 

Oh. Well, it's possible that it's as healthy for humans as it is for animals. Maybe some humans even used to not know that it was gross to eat it and did so, but I'd like to think we hunted those freaks to extinction.



Wait, did something happen to spurge? I got a notification he replied to one wall comment of mine but when I click on his profile there's nothing there. What the fuck?



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AbbathTheGrim said:
Wait, did something happen to spurge? I got a notification he replied to one wall comment of mine but when I click on his profile there's nothing there. What the fuck?


He died yet still managed to find out a way to make threads on VGChartz.