Re: Moo/Boo! Was: Agricultural Skyscrapers

den Otter (
Thu, 29 Jan 1998 12:58:01 +0100

Charlie Stross <> wrote:

> Please explain why eating mentally defective humans is bad but eating
> cows is good. Or state _why_ the forgoing question strikes you as being
> a red herring.
Eating human meat is a lot more dangerous to your health than eating
(for example) cow meat because of all the possible diseases one might get
from a fellow human. That's why cannibalism is bad. Also, eating other
people might damage the sense of security in a society, certainly if
practiced at random. The consumption of cow meat is a lot safer in health
terms, and is considerably less (if at all) damaging to the sense of well-being
within a contract group (society). Besides, well-prepared meat is D-LICIOUS!
Mmmmmm! Yummy!

P.s: I would never eat a cow I know personally ;-)