Please evaluate my hypothesis!!
thaydar at umabnet.ab.umd.edu
Mon Jul 10 12:53:23 EST 1995
On 6 Jul 1995, Svend Andersen wrote:
> William C. Easttom wrote:
> > I noticed an odd occurance. A short time ago I became a
> > vegetarian, since that time I have found myself capable
> > of approaching normally skiddish animals (ducks,
> > squirrels, etc).
> > My hypothesis is that carnivors exude a different smell
> > than herbivores thereby triggering a flight response in
> > potential prey.
> <then asked for e-mail evaluation at skeptic at icon.net>
I am a meat-eating anatomist and neuroscientist - even so, I have often
marveled at how tame and friendly certain squirrels and other furry
creatures are to me! They frequently come near enough to touch.
This being the case, I have nevertheless found that they taste
much better when they are harder to catch.
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