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Why Thinking about Eating is Taboo

The reason that eating and everything that involves is taboo is that it’s something we have in common with animals.  I think that human beings don’t like to be reminded that they, too, are just organisms – big sacks of guts that are chewing and swallowing and processing and excreting.  

I think we do what we can to live in our heads and just be our minds.  And we don’t really want to think about it.  In fact, we don’t really think about our interiors until something goes wrong. So I guess I like to force people to dive in there - not to gross them out. I’d like to replace some of the revulsion with kind of fascination and even maybe awe.

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