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Louise Fabiani

Louise Fabiani

Louise Fabiani is a science writer, cultural critic, naturalist and independent scholar. Her work about the human relationship with nature has appeared in Undark, Aeon, Pacific Standard, Science, the Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere. This essay is the second in a projected series on the influence of diet on cultural diversity and value systems.


The Bitter Potion by Adriaen Brouwer, ca. 1636 - 1638

Is Disgust Related to Morality?

The disgust response acts as a behavioral immune system, protecting us from disease, but produces strong reactions to perceived out-groups.