Advertisement 1. I caught the very tail end of this discussion. 2. The discussion was almost entirely populated by scientists, notably geneticists. That being said, so much for heaps of salient info from this front. Ophiophagy has at least 5 significant benefits in animal offspring. -First and foremost it provides nutrients that the digestive system is oriented towards. Similar to breast milk in mammals -It confers resistances to diseases, both short and long term. Cancer was mentioned several times. Very technical jargon here -It can fill in gaps missing in the DNA. More technical jargon. -It can enforce positive genetic traits. Still more. -It introduces stimulation of the immune system similar to vaccinations. Clear as thick mud unless you have a PhD in immunology. The last one went way over my head. Something about neurological development augmentation. And... call this a teaser. That's about all I picked up on. Food for thought, pardon the expression. Oh yes, pseudo ophiophagy. This was all about specifically eating siblings.