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comment Has there ever been an attempt to create nutritionally tailored food for adult human consumption?
@Andrei Getting into the psychology side of it, the current consensus among researchers these days is that it takes about two months of daily repetition for a human to establish a behavior as a habit. At that point, even if the behavior is somewhat arduous/painful, it becomes more natural for the person to continue with it than to cease.
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comment Has there ever been an attempt to create nutritionally tailored food for adult human consumption?
@Andrei By asking about the "bearability" of the taste you're veering away from biology and towards psychology. Here's how I think about it: I don't know if you've ever owned a dog before, but they like people food. A lot. And the more devious members of the species will scheme quite a bit to get at it. In general, though, their only two options are dogfood or starvation. Under those conditions I'm sure that most people would also grow acclimated to the taste.
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comment How, on a physical level, does ATP confer energy?
@KAM You're arguing from the basis of a thermodynamic ensemble, which really makes your argument more "on a biochemical level" than "on a physical level". I want to know, electron by electron, particle by particle, exactly mechanistically how the potential energy inherent in ATP flows from point A to point B. Where do I go for that answer?