Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Richard Dawkins Suggests Eating Human Flesh to Overcome Cannibalism ‘Taboo’

The following article appeared in Breitbart on March 13th

By Thomas D. Williams PhD

Professional atheist Richard Dawkins continues to push the envelope against a God-deluded world, proposing that cultivating and eating human “meat” might help society overcome its “taboo” against cannibalism.

Commenting on an article from the UK’s Independent newspaper, which touts the benefits of lab-grown “clean meat,” Dawkins tweeted earlier this month that perhaps something similar could be done with human flesh, which would assist western culture in shedding yet another irrational remnant of its Judeo-Christian roots.

Dawkins said that eating lab-grown human meat would provide an “interesting test case for consequentialist morality versus ‘yuck reaction’ absolutism,” which keeps people from doing things just because they seem morally repugnant.

The Independent article cites Josh Tetrick, the CEO of clean meat manufacturer JUST, who claims that “clean meat”—made from stem cells harvested from living livestock and then grown in a lab—could be on restaurant menus by the end of the year.

Familiar meat products such as chicken nuggets, sausage and even foie gras will be manufactured using the process and could be served in restaurants in the US and Asia “before the end of 2018,” Tetrick said.

Richard Dawkins suggests taking the procedure a step further and producing human “meat,” which presumably would also come from stem cells.

As an absolute materialist who denies the existence of anything that cannot be measured by science, Dawkins is a moral pragmatist. There is no soul or afterlife in the Dawkins world, so morality is defined by the here and now and the value of human actions is judged solely by their effects.

Whether Dawkins’s Brave New World — where every taboo is bulldozed and nothing is forbidden — would make people happier, better, or more fulfilled, is far from self-evident.

For now, dinner guests in the Dawkins home would be well advised to choose a seat near the door, in case their host decides to change up the menu.

Ed.  So,  "...people [keep] from doing things just because they seem morally repugnant." Let that sink in for a moment. Gee...just get past that little "morally repugnant" thing and we could be dining on Lady Fingers--our choice of light or dark meat, I suppose!

And what, exactly, is "lab-grown human meat?" I don't believe I want to know.

Where do wacky bastards like Dawkins come from?

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