WEB Notes: Why on God’s green earth would anyone ever think about such a thing much less bring it to light? These people are wack jobs! They are placing these thoughts in peoples mind so they may consider and become used to the concept. It is an abomination and considered one throughout the Bible.
Richard Dawkins wants to know if lab-grown meat will eradicate the taboo against cannibalism.
In a tweet on March 3, the outspoken evolutionary biologist linked to an article about the possible commercialization of meat grown in a laboratory by the end of 2018. Dawkins was practically drooling, but it wasn’t over the food: “I’ve long been looking forward to this,” he wrote. “What if human meat is grown? Could we overcome our taboo against cannibalism?”
Lab-grown meat, he continued, would be an “interesting test case” pitting consequentialist morality against “yuck reaction” absolutism. In other words, lab-grown human meat might be ethical in the sense that no one experiences any bad consequences — no killing, no desecrating corpses — but humans might still instinctually recoil at the idea of eating it.