Re: theos-l digest: October 25, 1999
Oct 26, 1999 00:18 AM
>This has nothing to do with biopoiesis
>from the ocean.
Excuse me, but what is this "biopoiesis?" "Biopoiesis" is not in my 3000
page Webster's Dictionary - surely they could have found room to put it in
there. What is the definition of this term?
>I do expect though that it makes you feel good(even
>superior) to impose your artificial ethic about not eating animal
>ethical luxury afforded only be modern food processing and distribution)
>the natural order.
Ok, I cannot condemn your butt-crunching shots over my bow - i.e. implying
I feel superior (which I do) and that my ethic about vegetarianism is
"artificial." I have, while on this list, among other things, threatened a
gentleman's testes and sent more than one incoherent post after having
partaken of nature's green gift (marijuana). My faults are your fortune.
All I can say is vegetarianism is not a bogus ideal and is something that
humanity should attempt to strive for - if technology will help humanity
alleviate bloodletting, then technology we should use. "Artificial" does
not automatically mean "bad." I mean, think of all the hospital bills
saved by people telling each other off over e-mail rather than
face-to-face. "Natural" does not automatically mean "good," either. Go
eat a nightshade mushroom - and see where Nature will take you.
Nature and technology can work harmoniously, enhancing Life and each other.
It's a matter of balance. Due to the "natural" process of birth, humanity
has reached 6 billion. The "old ways" of bug-grubbing, hunting, and
gathering cannot meet the enormous demand. Have we become too disconnected
to Nature - yes. But the "old ways" or the "natural order" were cruel;
survival of the fittest. No, that is not the way, either. We can do better.
>Convince me otherwise with some good science, medicine and logic or you
> And, there is nothing wrong with admitting such a loss. It is even
It ain't about winning or losing. Nor does "losing" an argument mean one
has lost something. Often, a person gains in "losing" a debate because
they have learned something new.
In this case, though, Randy. . .the only spiritually correct thing I can
think of is to sum up my thoughts toward your rhetoric in true Greek style:
I have forgotten the beginning of your harangue; I paid no heed to the
middle of it, and nothing has given me pleasure in it except the end.
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