Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Drunken Monkeys: Does Alcoholism Have an Evolutionary Basis?

Those of us from alcoholic families already know that alcoholism is an inherited disease--we don't need science to tell us. However--does it have an evolutionary basis? and is it helpful to propagating the family or not? find out more here:

Drunken Monkeys: Does Alcoholism Have an Evolutionary Basis? | LiveScience: "Now, about 15 years after conceiving the idea, Dudley, who studies the physiology and biomechanics of flight at the University of California, Berkeley, has published a book, "The Drunken Monkey: Why We Drink and Abuse Alcohol" (University of California Press, 2014) that delves into the evolution of humans' and other animals' attraction to fruit, "

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  1. I know of a lot of dogs that drink. Some don't like it but others turn into the town drunk taking beer whenever they can get it. There are folks who think its funny. I think it is sad..

  2. relative of drunken monkiesApril 22, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Sounds like a title to a movie!


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