Serving Up A Look At Cannibalism

Feb 24, 2017

Certain words in the English language come with an "ick factor" attached.  One of those is: cannibalism. 

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It's just not something we like to think about, at least for our species: eating others of our own kind (except in zombie movies). 

But cannibalism is not unusual in nature, and may actually serve a purpose. 

Zoologist Bill Schutt explains in his book Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History.  He gives us the whole picture, from smaller organisms up to the Donner party. 

Dr. Schutt visits with highlights.  

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