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Did BEER create modern society? Ancient man developed agriculture to brew alcohol and not to bake...
Daily Mail Online ^ | December 20, 2013 | Sam Webb

Posted on 12/20/2013 10:57:34 AM PST by Teotwawki

Full Title: Did Beer create modern society? Ancient man developed agriculture to brew alcohol and not to bake bread, claims scientist

Some scientists claim beer - not bread - is the reason early man adopted a society based on farming around 10,000 years ago, a key moment in our evolution. The cultivation of grain saw the transition away from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle and a widely-accepted theory is that the crops were used to bake bread, but experts claim it was the prospect of a brew that drove the desire to settle down and start a farm.

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TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; History; Society
KEYWORDS: addiction; agriculture; alcohol; anthropology; beer; godsgravesglyphs; males; societyagriculture; zymurgy

1 posted on 12/20/2013 10:57:35 AM PST by Teotwawki
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To: Teotwawki

It sure helped!


2 posted on 12/20/2013 10:58:26 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
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To: Teotwawki

I know that Obama is good excuse to drink beer!


3 posted on 12/20/2013 11:00:04 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Teotwawki
“British medicine,” I am sure is responsible for this farradiddle.
They are the same fools who say that prostitution was the "first profession."

Early humans were HUNTERS, GATHERERS and FISHERMEN. Pimping and whoring only started when there was excess time and money for such nonsense. The early humans didn't have any spare time.

After hunters, gatherers and fishermen, the professions of healers and cooks probably got their start.

Some people have no common sense.

4 posted on 12/20/2013 11:03:27 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Teotwawki

They had a whole Discovery Channel show on this topic. It was very interesting.


5 posted on 12/20/2013 11:05:47 AM PST by struggle
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To: Teotwawki
Nonsense!

Beer without nachos (or at least chips and dip) makes no sense whatsoever.

And of what value is beer and chips without football?

6 posted on 12/20/2013 11:07:57 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: SunkenCiv

Have a pint, mate, ping.


7 posted on 12/20/2013 11:10:42 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: cloudmountain
whoring only started when there was excess time and money for such nonsense.

Haven't you ever invited a date over for a dinner of broiled salmon in hopes of a little affection later (around bedtime)?

No money changed hands and there is always time for affection.

8 posted on 12/20/2013 11:11:52 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Teotwawki

Check out the “documentary” “How Beer Saved the World”, its available on Netflix. Very fascinating.


9 posted on 12/20/2013 11:15:00 AM PST by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Haven't you ever invited a date over for a dinner of broiled salmon in hopes of a little affection later (around bedtime)?
No money changed hands and there is always time for affection.

You nailed the right word: affection.
Pimping and prostitution had $$ in mind, not affection.

I know that there are always girls and women STUPID enough to believe their lying, dysfunctional, nasty, vile pimps but anyone with an ounce of "affection" wouldn't do that to the object of his affection.

BOTTOM LINE: Pimps are sick bastards and prostitutes are weak and stupid.
People can ALWAYS change. But they have to WANT to.

Any questions?

10 posted on 12/20/2013 11:17:04 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Teotwawki

“Some scientists claim beer - not bread - is the reason early man adopted a society based on farming around 10,000 years ago..”

And so God made a farmer......


11 posted on 12/20/2013 11:35:48 AM PST by FAA
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To: Teotwawki

I’m not sure about agriculture, but mankind’s technological development was driven by the desire and need for weapons development.


12 posted on 12/20/2013 11:39:57 AM PST by matthew fuller (Pubbies need to replace Boehner with Gowdy if they want to survive.....)
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To: Teotwawki

I seem to remember learning in school that the wheel was invented so that they could drive to the beer store....


13 posted on 12/20/2013 11:40:26 AM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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To: Teotwawki

Well we all know ALL GREAT THINGS start with “Here, hold my beer”


14 posted on 12/20/2013 11:45:59 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: Teotwawki

“Here come those hunter-gatherers again. Hide the beer and bring out the grain.”
“But Leader, it’s the beer they want!”
“I know what I’m doing...”


15 posted on 12/20/2013 11:49:00 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Teotwawki

I clicked on this thread just to see the comments. Amd was not disappointed........LOL


16 posted on 12/20/2013 11:53:46 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (H)
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To: Teotwawki

Noah rings a bell lol


17 posted on 12/20/2013 11:57:03 AM PST by thetallguy24
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To: Teotwawki
Beer is proof that God wants us to be happy.
18 posted on 12/20/2013 12:20:18 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY, available from Amazon.)
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To: Teotwawki

Beer, mead, wine ... all presumably discovered when found that wet grains/honey/grapes were mushed up and let sit for a couple weeks, the result tasted interesting, had enjoyable effects, and (very important) provided a safe/sanitized form of water when clean water was hard to come by. Creating it deliberately wasn’t hard once the process was figured out. Acquiring enough of the sugared base was more problematic, leading toward relocating plants (or buzzing “livestock”) and cultivating them, which led to some people having to settle nearby indefinitely - hence agriculture. Brewing requires large containers for water and must - hence pottery manufacturing. Resultant large quantities of alcohol need selling - hence commerce. Sure these organized activities could arise without alcohol, but safe nutritious enjoyable drink helped immensely.

Go read “The History of the World in Six Glasses” for an engaging overview, from beer to Coke.


19 posted on 12/20/2013 12:58:56 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: Teotwawki
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The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems

20 posted on 12/20/2013 1:00:41 PM PST by PeteePie (Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people - Proverbs 14:34)
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To: Teotwawki

Even back then, it was hard having females around. Yak, yak, yak, yak yak!!


21 posted on 12/20/2013 1:14:53 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Teotwawki

Beer. Is there anything it CAN’T do?


22 posted on 12/20/2013 1:38:50 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Teotwawki

I’d need a few brews before going out to hunt a saber-toothed tiger.


23 posted on 12/20/2013 1:43:27 PM PST by Larry Lucido (If you like all your base, you can keep all your base. - CATS)
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To: cloudmountain

Whoring around was a lot easier when all it took was a club to the head.


24 posted on 12/20/2013 1:52:55 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: cloudmountain
the early humans didn't have any spare time

My understanding from Archaeology class is that some did, and it can be determined how much free time they had by the quality of their artifacts and tools.

25 posted on 12/20/2013 2:01:07 PM PST by grania
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To: Teotwawki

So people would rather drink beer than eat....right !!!

Momma might not be too impressed when farmer husband brought home the barley and oats to make beer and watch his family go hungry. .


26 posted on 12/20/2013 2:18:20 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

people didn’t grow food for food?

They starved and drank beer instead?


27 posted on 12/20/2013 2:19:05 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Teotwawki

Beer came when there was an EXCESS of grain. Beer is a way to not waste the grain and “preserve” it.


28 posted on 12/20/2013 2:20:48 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: GeronL
people didn’t grow food for food?

They starved and drank beer instead?

Seems like that is what I did from '64 to '78.

29 posted on 12/20/2013 2:23:22 PM PST by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: KC Burke

And you got the beer gut to prove it!


30 posted on 12/20/2013 2:26:34 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: KC Burke

lol


31 posted on 12/20/2013 2:36:19 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: grania
My understanding from Archaeology class is that some did, and it can be determined how much free time they had by the quality of their artifacts and tools.

Well, I guess you and I took some different anthropology classes. Or maybe our definitions of "spare time" differ. Oh well, it's not important to me...but if it is to you, then GO FOR IT.

32 posted on 12/20/2013 2:59:38 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Teotwawki

It would take something a good deal stronger than beer to create the society in which we now live.


33 posted on 12/20/2013 3:30:12 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: colorado tanker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzcP6dBsd9c

Beer Domesticated Man
Nautilus | December 19, 2013 | Gloria Dawson
Posted on 12/19/2013 8:54:42 AM by Second Amendment First
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3103310/posts


34 posted on 12/21/2013 9:00:45 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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35 posted on 12/21/2013 9:01:16 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: RoosterRedux

**Beer without nachos (or at least chips and dip) makes no sense whatsoever**

But they had to have a few beers on board before coming to that conclusion.


36 posted on 12/28/2013 4:10:02 AM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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