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Friday, April 4

It's amazing how an idea long abandoned can still have parts of itself embedded in other ideas years later. The last blog I wrote was about why people might like something that isn't traditionally considered "good" for them. The thing is, that's not really how I think it develops. It's more like, at one time people who preferred sweetness and therefore ate more fruit must have survived better than people who didn't. Apparently, this preference for sweetness (and therefore fruit) was a huge advantage to us because I've not heard of many people who don't like sweetness. It might seem like a minor difference, but one way is saying "why" people like a thing and the other is "why" people survived thus far while liking sweetness. One implies some sort of creator who made people who liked X because Y. The other implies that people who liked X are alive today because Y.