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I recently came across this article, Evidence of mass cannibalism uncovered in Germany:

“Evidence of mass cannibalism in which even children and unborn babies were on the menu has been uncovered in Germany by archaeologists.

Analysis of 7,000-year-old bones dug up at Herxheim in south-west Germany suggest the region was a centre for cannibalism at a time when the first European farming society may have been collapsing.”

The first thing that came to my mine was the arguments of those who defend eating meat and those who are against vegetarians, by stating the humans have always eaten meat and by making some vague, ill-conceived appeal to evolution or tradition.

In light of this article, I suppose such people will now reconsider Jonathan Swift’s Modest Proposal?

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