don't know of any peer reviewed studies that even confirm that they
are more aggressive. Indeed, I have seen meat apologists claim that
vegetarians are more aggressive, citing Adolph Hitler and Charles
Manson as examples. Hitler, by the way, was not a vegetarian since
his favorite meals were liver dumplings and Bavarian sausage, according
to the wife of Rudolph Hess. I'm not sure about Manson.
In chapter 13
of my book, the Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism, I correlate animal
fat consumption with alcohol consumption, and the frequency of rape,
prostitution, divorce, and war. The associations have been ridiculed
by critics and I must admit that the evidence is not strong.
explanation for the associations is the elevating effect of animal
fat on testosterone levels. Humans are randy enough au naturale
but when they eat meat their hormones go into overdrive.
Harris MD received a degree in physics from the University of
California Berkeley, where he earned Phi Beta Kappa honors. He received
his degree in medicine from the University of California at San
Francisco, and received his postgraduate training at San Diego County
Hospital. He holds a Medical License in the State of Hawaii. He
has been an Emergency Department physican since 1963, and the Director
of the Kaiser Permanente Vegan Lifestyle Clinic on Oahu until his
retirement in 1998. Dr. Harris is the author of The Scientific Basis
In addition, he was the 1950 Big Ten Trampoline Champion, is
an accomplished hangglider and commercial pilot, and at age 70 became
a skydiver with 108 jumps to date. Dr. Harris has been vegetarian
since 1950, and vegan since 1963.