Re: extropians-digest V4 #13

Michael S. Lorrey (
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 13:51:02 -0500

Harvey Newstrom wrote:

> "Michael S. Lorrey" <> wrote:
> > Thank you very much. This is an excellent reference.
> > We can also look to actual people who live exclusively on meat diets
> Why should we look to them any more than looking to vegetarians?
> The human body can adapt to any number of culturally diverse diets.

It may adapt, but what is it most efficiently evolved for? The page she referenced purports to show that the human digestive tract is, in fact, optimized for a meat diet. On a basis of natural law, this means that it is in fact not naturally immoral for humans to kill animals and eat their meat. One might say that it is more moral than displacing herbivorous animals in the food chain of an ecosystem with humans practicing the less efficient herbivorous lifestyle.

Mike Lorrey