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Philosophy Wire: Why do you like coffee? No, this is not the question…

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Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2021-09-26]: Why do you swig bitter, dark roast coffee while your coworker guzzles sweet cola? Scientists searched for variations in our Taste Genes that could explain our beverage preferences, because understanding those preferences could indicate ways to intervene in people's diets. But to scientists' surprise, the study showed taste preferences for bitter or sweet beverages aren't based on variations in our taste genes, but rather genes related to the psychoactive properties of these beverages. [1] I like this. I like that. A cosmos dictated by preferences. A universe rotating around our will. We try to decompose that will, to understand it. Why we like something, why we hate something else. Why do you like life you little man? Why are you afraid of death? Stop! Stop being afraid. Stop hiding behind your little finger. Be brave enough to acknowledge what you cannot know! No, you do not want to find out why you like coffee. You are just too afraid to what I might ask you while we drink that coffee…

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