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Cannibalism

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Bill Schutt

Cannibalism, a major cultural taboo, can occur naturally and is often brought on by environmental stresses. Although human society strongly rejects the idea of consuming human flesh, there remains a possibility of a resurgence of cannibalism in the future.

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Cannibalism explores cannibalism from a cultural, scientific, and historical perspective. The book explores reasons for cannibalistic behavior in animals, how humans have become so against cannibalism, and why it might return.

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Cannibalism, a major cultural taboo, can occur naturally and is often brought on by environmental stresses. Although human society strongly rejects the idea of consuming human flesh, there remains a possibility of a resurgence of cannibalism in the future.

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While many people find cannibalism repulsive and unnatural, research indicates that it is a natural phenomenon.

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Cannibalism may have an impact on evolution.

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Cannibalism may be prompted by environmental factors, but the practice comes with its drawbacks.

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Contemporary instances of cannibalism exist, and you may be acquainted with a few of them.

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Religious and narrative elements have contributed to shaping the taboo against cannibalism in Western societies.

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