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30 AUG 2011

 Joseph Addison on Homo Sapiens Omnivorous Nature

When I behold a fashionable table set out in all its magnificence, I fancy that I see gouts and dropsies, fevers and lethargies, with other innumerable distempers lying in ambuscade among the dishes. Nature delights in the most plain and simple diet. Every animal but man keeps to one dish. Herbs are the food of this species, fish of that, and flesh of a third. Man falls upon everything that comes in his way; not the smallest fruit or excrescence of the earth, scarce a berry or a mushroom can ...
Folksonomies: diet illness
Folksonomies: diet illness
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All the rest of nature sticks to one food, man eats everything, leading to illnesses.