According to the book Pork (alternative pdf version):

People who use pork are gradually influenced by its inherent sensuality; and when this trend influences the minds, shamelessness becomes the norm of the day; modesty and probity become old fashioned ideas which are discarded on the altar of sensuality and perversion.

QUESTION: This assertion is very very strange. How can you prove that pork creates shamelessness?

Author goes on to discuss swinging/wife swapping, insisting that eating pork causes this.

Let us divide the regions of the world in two groups: Pork-eating and non-pork-eating; and then see in which regions such shameful behaviour is ... In pork-eating areas you find Europe and Americas. And it is in Europe and Americas that you will find such promiscuity; and not in the non-pork-eating regions.


pork-eating sociologists, doctors and psychologists lend a professional aura of respectability to adultery, promiscuity and sexual perversions ... It was this “Shamelessness” to which I had referred; and it is found in pig-eating societies only. What more proof do you need? These societies pull the humanity down to the level of wild beasts. Pig turns the man into pig.


pork is extremely harmful not to the body only but to the mind also, no matter how hygienic the conditions in which pigs are kept now-a-days.

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    I've wiped the discussion to allow folks to focus on the current revision of this question... Reminder: please keep a civil tone and focus on comments that can bring clarity; be nice.
    – Shog9
    Dec 30 '16 at 21:29
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    OK -- this is clearly not working. The previous versions were closed because of good reasons, going back in that direction is not making the question better. Also, back-by-back argument won't make this question better. If the community feels this is not notable then they can vote to close (or reopen) accordingly. Also this can be discussed on Skeptics Meta. There are 13 flags, 80 deleted comments and 9 deleted answers. This community deserves everybody's respect and civility.
    – Sklivvz
    Dec 31 '16 at 1:08
  • Has someone told the Pork Producers Council about this? I sense a marketing opportunity here! Joking aside, how do you respect a question which, apart from being impossible to test, seems aimed at expressing attitudes which a lot of us consider to be sheer insanity? And FWIW, they were just as insane when expressed by the pork-eating Victorians &c.
    – jamesqf
    Jan 7 '17 at 6:36
  • @jamesqf I think it is falsifiable to a degree by finding societies that don't eat pork, yet are still promiscuous.
    – DavePhD
    Jan 7 '17 at 14:40
  • @DavePhD: Sure, you can do correlational studies - the Inuit, modern Israel, the pork-eating Victorians, a number of fundamentalist Christian groups who like their ham & bacon yet have similar attitudes to sex. But the real problem, I think, is that by doing so we'd be justifying the author's mental illness.
    – jamesqf
    Jan 7 '17 at 18:00

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