Re: extropians-digest V4 #13

Harvey Newstrom (
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 18:11:54 -0500

"Michael S. Lorrey" <> wrote:
> 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

There is no scientific evidence that a meat diet is better for humans than a vegetarian diet. All medical evidence shows that we should eat less meat rather than more meat. If you want to look at historical evolution, don't assume that cavemen caught and ate meat every day like most humans do now. A meat-eater's diet is not replicating a cave-man diet.

Why are you trying to argue what is "natural" or "moral" anyway? This is the Extropians List. Talk about increasing extropy. I have no interest in increasing natural law or morality.

Harvey Newstrom <> <>
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