"The strange superstitious and religious practices connected with the

placenta are elemental because they concern the very survival of the species

and because they are invariably the outcome of a genuine but misdirected

search for truth. If we cannot doubt the intellectual sincerity of

the beliefs, we cannot question their importance. A custom that is comical

when viewed from our position of less ignorance was once profound; a

practice, both evil and disgusting to our prejudiced refinement, was once

essential. Understanding the antecedents of knowledge cannot fail to

sharpen our perception, and whether these antecedents are religious, scientific,

or metaphysical ultimately becomes insignificant." ~ Placenta : Lore and Legend


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