Science vs superstition in a very practical example

This is an interesting example of science vs. superstition which I found on this website. The authorship of it is unknown but I thought it is pretty cool. What do you think?

Science vs superstition in a very practical example

Before the invention of Viagra and its offshoots, desperate men would eat animals and animal parts as aphrodisiacs. The specific meal would be chosen for different reasons, sometimes because of the youth of the animal, sometimes its virility, sometimes because the part represented the aspired-for erect penis, and sometimes for no obvious reason at all. Some presumed impotence cures were: human body parts, rhino horns, tiger penis, seal penis, oysters, prawns, crocodile teeth, roasted wolf penis.
“How Pleasure Works” – Paul BloomGet it?Viagra:

  • discovered in modern research labs, backed up by science
  • produced in modern production facilities
  • distributed through modern economic channels
  • works

Roasted wolf penis and rhino horn:

  • used for thousands of years, backed up by anecdotal evidence
  • does terrible harm to wildlife
  • 100% natural and organic
  • doesn’t work

🙂

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About spagmonster

The spagmonster is an ex fundy who was raised as a conservative Christian. His father was a preacher and the owner of the churches he would attend when growing up, so he got to see everything from the inside. After being exposed to real world knowledge and science, the spagmonster slowly started to become a non believer in mainstream religions until he started this blog. That´s when he sat down and thought ¨Huh... I think I´m an atheist¨. The deconversion process was complete. Cheers!

Posted on December 18, 2011, in Humour. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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