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WINE AND ANTHROPOLOGY

Alcohol will save the world

Robin Dunbar of the University of Oxford: “alcohol has been more important for the survival of our species than we can imagine”
ALCOHOL, ANTHROPOLOGY, ROBIN DUNBAR, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, News
The British anthropologist and biologist Robin Dunbar

Beauty will save the world, wrote Fiodor Dostoevskij in his masterpiece, “The Idiot”. No one knows how the British anthropologist and biologist Robin Dunbar of the University of Oxford reached the conclusion, but he does not agree and according to him instead, alcohol will save the world. “Alcohol”, he explained to the “Financial Times”, “has been more important for the survival of our species than we can imagine”. According to Dunbar, social groups of primates, unlike the majority of the rest of the animals, get together to maintain social unity. And, the professor continued, “this is why a shared bottle of wine plays a major role in human interactions”. Furthermore, alcohol releases endorphins that facilitate social relationships, which, strangely enough, play an essential role even in the prevention of heart attacks ...

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