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Edward Slingerland on how alcohol may be responsible for civilization

There’s a scientific consensus that alcohol is bad for our bodies. So why do we enjoy it so much? Maybe because the ability to get buzzed makes it possible for large societies to function.


Edward Slingerland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. His newest book is Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization

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