What horse meat tells us about ourselves

2013-05-15 10:00

All of us have heard the age-old piece of wisdom: “I am what I eat.” As late as the 19th century, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche took this dictum literally and turned it into a cornerstone of his physiological psychology.

More crudely put, the ethereal realm of spirit was born of the accumulation of gas in the intestines and the inability to pass it otherwise.

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