The body’s ambivalent treatment of alcohol

Due to the fact that alcohol is a toxic energy source. If there were no energy to be had out of metabolizing alcohol, the body might just have excreted it as a toxic waste.

Honed by 3.5 billion years of selective pressure to survive, the human body has no ambivalence in its treatment of strychnine or high concentrations of azide, carbon monoxide, cyanide, cadmium, or arsenic.

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