Wisdom From the Porcelain Throne

Thelemites, by and large, subscribe to the notion of “Scientific Illuminism” – so ya figure we’re all down with science per se. So…

The Daily Mail ran a story on studying Mediaeval scat to determine how eating habits in the ensuing centuries contributed to modern diseases. The article begins:

“The recovery from two Medieval toilets of around 500-year-old human excrement could reveal how dietary changes since the 15th century have triggered diseases.

“Researchers led from Germany analysed deposits from two historic latrines that have been unearthed in Jerusalem, Israel and the Latvian capital, Riga.

“Analysing gut bacteria from pre-industrial times could provide a vital baseline to help experts better understand the gastrointestinal health of modern populations.”

Read the entire article


Thanks to Soror Amy for the tip

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