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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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It sure helped!
I know that Obama is good excuse to drink beer!
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.
They had a whole Discovery Channel show on this topic. It was very interesting.
Beer without nachos (or at least chips and dip) makes no sense whatsoever.
And of what value is beer and chips without football?
Have a pint, mate, ping.
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.
Check out the “documentary” “How Beer Saved the World”, its available on Netflix. Very fascinating.
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.
“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......
I’m not sure about agriculture, but mankind’s technological development was driven by the desire and need for weapons development.
I seem to remember learning in school that the wheel was invented so that they could drive to the beer store....
Well we all know ALL GREAT THINGS start with “Here, hold my beer”
“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...”
I clicked on this thread just to see the comments. Amd was not disappointed........LOL
Noah rings a bell lol
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.
Even back then, it was hard having females around. Yak, yak, yak, yak yak!!
Beer. Is there anything it CAN’T do?
I’d need a few brews before going out to hunt a saber-toothed tiger.
Whoring around was a lot easier when all it took was a club to the head.
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.
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. .
people didn’t grow food for food?
They starved and drank beer instead?
Beer came when there was an EXCESS of grain. Beer is a way to not waste the grain and “preserve” it.
They starved and drank beer instead?
Seems like that is what I did from '64 to '78.
And you got the beer gut to prove it!
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.
It would take something a good deal stronger than beer to create the society in which we now live.
Beer Domesticated Man
Nautilus | December 19, 2013 | Gloria Dawson
Posted on 12/19/2013 8:54:42 AM by Second Amendment First
**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.
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