Re: extropians-digest V4 #13

Terry Donaghe (
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 11:20:18 -0800 (PST)

---"Michael S. Lorrey" <> wrote:
> 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
> >
> > 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
> referenced purports to show that the human digestive tract is, in
> 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
> meat. One might say that it is more moral than displacing herbivorous
> animals in the food chain of an ecosystem with humans practicing the
> efficient herbivorous lifestyle.
> Mike Lorrey
When we can create our own engineered "meat" will this conversation even mean anything? Would vegitarians be more willing to eat beef because no cows were harmed?

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