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kore wrote

I'll never understand how the world got duped into thinking stealing a 4 legged creature's milk and mixing it with a bowl of grains every morning was a good idea.

Pretty sure it has to do with pastoralism. If the only plants there are is grass (like in the Eurasian steppe) a human can survive if they use grazing animals to convert the energy in grass to meat and milk. Also in deserts too (camels). It's worth noting that a lot of people in Asia don't drink milk or eat cheese, and that's not just because they're lactose intolerant since making cheese removes a lot of the lactose.


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kore wrote (edited )

Pastoralism is prehistoric. The point I was trying to make is that the initial reason for milk drinking is not so strange as modern memes make it out to be.