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Studying for my Anthropology exam and came across something we discussed briefly in class...

Evaluation of Culture
We can evaluate a culture based according to the following factors:
- nutritional status
- physical and mental health
- incidence of violence
- stability of domestic life
- relationship to its resource base

I'm fairly certain that based on those criteria, America loses. BIG time.

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Also, did you know that humans are naturally lactose intolerant?

Adults are supposed to stop producing the lactase enzyme (because they don't require milk after being weaned).

Lactose tolerance (aka lactase retention) is a physical adaptation that emerged mostly in European populations as a result of herding cattle. Still, 20% of adults of European descent are lactose intolerant and over 70% of adults of Asia or African descent are lactose intolerant.

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In other news, "How I Met Your Mother" was excellent tonight. I love Barney. So awesome.

And Ben Folds' song "Late" is frickin' awesome.

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bravebunny
Oct. 18th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
Ok, there are way better things to comment on in the last bunch of your entries, but I just wanted to point out that people being naturally lactose intolerant is why Turkish throws the carton of milk out the van, causing the car accident, in "Snatch". Damnit, Gail, I expected better from you!
gailmarie
Oct. 18th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
Alright, in my defense...I saw Snatch once, about a BILLION years ago. And I didn't even like it. I thought it was a lesser version of Lock, Stock, which I also didn't really like.

So there. :-p


(Sorry if that sounded harsh. I didn't mean it that way...I'm just sassy tonight.)
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