...... In some cases, CK, one word..... Vegetarian.lol
I object your theory CK (sorry), yes taste buds are the different in any way, but has it not that everyone is forgetting??? It's the nose and saliva! Without it, the taste bud is nothing more than a piece of useless sense attached to a wiggling muscle crap (Yes, tongue is a muscle) that has been dangling for, how long? Anyway, without the astonishing, brilliant nose/saliva it has less effect on the taste bud of bitter, salt, sweet, umami(the weird, nearly-indescribable sensation associated with monosodium glutamate) and of course sour. We people are so use to the smell of the (not to metion) the mouth-watering, sizzling bacon, or the other foods that we adore to eat. The nose and the saliva is most common because (for some reason, though hard to explain for saliva) nose is what we smell for food, right? It works like this: Olfactory (small nerve) nerve cells are found in a tiny patch of tissue high up in the nose, and they connect directly to the brain. Smell of baked cookies or.... sizzling bacon. or that I mention before, smelling food. Anyhow, the saliva also helps the taste buds to process. The saliva is a watery mixture of secretions from the salivary and oral mucous glands that lubricates chewed food. It contains ptyalin. The ptyalin that is with the mixtured of the chewed food makes it hard for the taste buds to taste.... For some reason it does... Try this: Grab some food and chew it for a looong time 'til you feel saliva overwhelming the food. Now try at least taste the food. You may still taste some of the food but not to much, right? After that is done. The saliva(even though this does not contain the information...yet.... about what it has to do with taste but I gotz to need of telling of diz!) helps the esophagus to bring the food down. Yeah... it doesn't really make much sense what it has to do with taste but it is the process of the tongue and taste because when the person/you swallow the the food the tongue backs it down. Like a bulldozer pushing the dirt.... ANYWAYYYYY! Back to subject, might as well stop like this because the taste buds is part of senses....... just forget it.lol
Ah well, yes, food and taste is is an awkwardly yet a useful substance that we need to use it as a normal human being... Without it, food is just something that we need to live, though, nothing to taste it to be proud of. And taste buds is an essential ingredient sense that the brain needs it to understand the wonder-making food that nature has brought us. Or learn.
........... WHEN I SAY MEAT, GO BACON!
NOTE: CK, just get out! lol JK