A Primitive Society
View Single Post
) [ ]
07-29-2008, 08:53 PM
Am I the only person ____?
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Re: A Primitive Society
The nature of disease has changed substantially.
In the first world, we have a pretty good hold on infectious disease. We no longer have to worry about a third the population being wiped out by an epidemic.
As was suggested, now we largely face lifestyle illnesses like heart disease and cancer. This is obviously a direct result of food being easier to acquire and a more sedentary style of life.
If you're like me, you prefer the second dilemma. After all, lifestyle diseases can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle. Surviving infectious disease back in the day was often a matter of luck.
for the amazing signature! NNID = Bill1989. Let's play Mario Kart!
View Public Profile
Find all posts by Bill