Richard Dawkins: It’s time we overcome this cannibalism taboo

Richard Dawkins: It’s time we overcome this cannibalism taboo

[Ed. – That yuck-reaction absolutism is such a drag. Why not just hunt and kill our fellow humans for meat?  What’s so awful darn consequentialist about that, after all?]

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.

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