Why do the Chinese still believe that eating certain parts of certain animals will cure certain ailments or improve virility?
- robert xLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
guess they are just plain nuts
- M'aiq The liarLv 71 month ago
The same reason that Americans believe taking a vitamin C tablet will prevent them from catching the flu on a four hour airline ride, which means you're literally stuck in an aluminum tube with 180 other human beings who are all coughing and sneezing and getting viruses on damn near every surface.
It's a general ignorance of how the human body works, and just an ignorance of chemistry and biology.
It's just a cultural variant of the same universal human stupidity. I'm sure they believe in crazy ignorant crap in Europe, Africa and South America, too.
- SumDudeLv 71 month ago
Because after eating the "medicine" they get well, and then ascribe the cure to their diet. Oysters, anyone ? USA: Vaccines will give a person total immunity from (xyz) disease. Smoking helps you relax. Marijuana is good.