In a democracy, what is voted yes on becomes both true and moral. Maranatha.
A lot of weird stuff shows up on the Internet, but Bite Labs is really, really weird. The site claims to be collecting tissue samples from celebrities, isolating the muscle stem cells, growing celebrity meat in “proprietary bioreactors,” and then turning it into artisanal salami. Wut?
From the BiteLabs’ website:
“We mix celebrity and animal meats, grown in house through a proprietary culturing process, into curated salami blends. Our process yields high-quality, luxury protein, in a sustainable manner that eliminates the environmental and ethical concerns associated with traditional livestock production.”
Yup. No obvious ethical concerns here. Nothin’ to see. This must be a hoax, right? Or a marketing campaign that wants to go viral (in which case we’re helping). So far the BiteLabs Tumblr isn’t revealing much. Neither is #EatCelebrityMeat.
Gives new meaning to the terms beefcake and (forgive me) piece of ass.
Besides the opportunities for hilarity and our culture’s obsession with entertainers, there is a deeper trend here. We have seen in other places attempts to make meat from bugs in a large-scale manner, and also “meat” from petri dishes. We are losing the ability to tell man from animal, a difficult even pagans did not face. Yet we do. If animals are people, too, then of course they must have “rights” and cannot be eaten. That they eat each other is brushed aside.
What about plants? Surely they don’t have “rights”?
Rejecting human exceptionalism leads from one bizarre concept to the next, including the ridiculous anthropomorphized idea that plants are persons too.
The New York Times published a professor (of course!) claiming that peas are “not only a what, but a who.” The paper’s science writer Natalie Angier even wrote that plants are “ethical autotrophs.”
Trees as “Beings”
And now an Australian scientist has written a book claiming trees and other plants should be considered “beings” instead of “objects.” From the Sydney Morning Herald story:
“It’s OK to cut down a tree, or poison a weed, because plants don’t feel pain when we chop them down, right? They don’t have brains. Everyone knows that.
But plants make sounds — little underground clicks that microbes and insects might be able to hear. They communicate with each other, and other species, using chemicals…
‘We have studied plants for a long time, but we only understand them as objects — not as beings,’ says Associate Professor Monica Gagliano, a plant biologist at the University of Western Australia who conducted those studies. ‘And if they are beings, then maybe they have rights? Definitely the right to be treated with respect and care — which we don’t always do well.'”
Scoff as you like. But SJWs go from success to success. Every idiotic and foolish idea they have has the habit of becoming ensconced in law. They rely on people laughing at them but doing nothing. They know that most people will cower under their glare, once it’s turned on them.
Right now, though, the SJWs have to battle Big Ag. It’s one thing to claim corn cries, but it’s another to muscle Monsanto into forgoing farming.
That means we’ll likely see “studies” and “research” with “proves” that the least profitable plants are those that truly have feelings, while GMO cash crops, like corn, soy, and wheat, have had all feelings genetically modified out of them.
Write this one down, folks. You’ll remember it in a year or two.
The Coriolis reception brings together lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer (LGBTQ) friends and allies to mentor, network, and connect with individuals who share common professional and personal interests. The 10th year Coriolis reception …
Question: What does interest or participation in non-procreative sexual simulation have to do with fluid flow on a rotating sphere? Answer: Not one damn thing.
Science is becoming increasingly woke.
The headline is enough. We can only imagine the alleged parents of this poor child to say someday, “Who knew I’d wind up in Hell?”
Many people find math frustrating.
But for some, it can actually turn into ‘statistics anxiety,’ a fear of doing math or statistics problems that can be debilitating or even stand in the way of graduation.
A new study from the University of Kansas discovered which factors can contribute to statistics anxiety and how it can be dealt with.
Previous studies have shown that some 80 percent of college students suffer from statistics anxiety, the University of Kansas explained.
‘We teach a statistics class in the psychology department and see many students put it off until senior year because they’re scared of this class,’ Michael Vitevitch, professor and chair of psychology at the University of Kansas, said in a statement.
I used to have this power — to inflict statistics anxiety. But I am no longer a danger to the kiddies.
Item Why aren’t doctors speaking of reality against tranny madness?
If you wonder why physicians aren't speaking up, I know of one just now who was mocked, threatened, and doxxed. All because he dare question, the paradigm of blocking normal puberty and wrecking child/adolescent bodies with high dose wrong sex hormones. /1
— Michael K. Laidlaw, MD (@MLaidlawMD) January 25, 2019