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Water, Alcohol, and Coffee

Water, Alcohol, and Coffee

Update: 2018-03-302
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There are few questions more serious than "do you have access to food and water?" But for most of the history of our species it was of equal importance to ask whether or not the food and water was clean and uncontaminated. It has been poetically stated, if not tragically so, that germs and disease are the silent authors of history. When compared to the conquests of Genghis Khan, the wars fought in the name of God, King, or Race, the millions killed due to the designs or failures of political extremism, or the 100's of thousands killed in a flash by 2 nuclear bombs - All must stand in reverence to the mind-numbing destruction caused by disease. And so much of this came by water. However, by accident, luck, or some cosmic joke, alcohol and coffee kill off many of the microbes that have been these silent authors of history. We all need water to live, but it's dangerous, and alcohol and coffee make that water safe. This episode talks about these three characters in the story of history and civilization. I hope you find it refreshing, intoxicating, and invigorating.

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Water, Alcohol, and Coffee

Water, Alcohol, and Coffee

Evan Thomsen