The people in the science community have lost their minds. Either that, or they don’t know enough history to understand their ideas have been rejected not just by conservatives, but Mother Nature herself.
The latest idiotic notion to be floated by the people who swear the earth is warming – no, now it’s cooling – well, the climate is changing, anyway, is that humans could combat all this change by just eating other humans once they die.
Seriously. A Swedish scientist spoke in favor of cannibalism this week.
Swedish behavioural scientist Magnus Söderlund has suggested that eating other people after they die could be a means of combating climate change.
The scientist mentioned the possibility of cannibalism during a broadcast on Swedish television channel TV4 this week about a fair in Stockholm regarding “food of the future”….
Anyone else need an Alka-Seltzer after reading that?
According to his research, the main problem with the idea is the widespread taboo of eating human flesh and said that conservative attitudes could make it hard to convince Swedes at large to take up the practice of cannibalism.
Truth be told, those of us who actually know that disease can be spread this way, say kuru, wish to avoid the practice like the plague, let alone the moral issues involved. Taboo is the least of it.
And besides, the dead don’t take up resources. Why would eating them be a way to combat climate change?
Regardless of the likely immense resistance to the idea of eating people, Söderlund said it was important to examine different options in the name of sustainability.
Söderlund is not alone in his call to reject the taboo of cannibalism. Last year, noted atheist and evolutionary scientist Richard Dawkins advocated for lab-grown meat and suggested it may be used to “overcome our taboo against cannibalism”.
Examining sustainability might well begin with conversion of farmland back into grazing land for livestock for food, but then the plant based diet pushed by the climate change and population control sorts would be in jeopardy.
Stay tuned for the next cockamamie idea, ’cause this one is going to get rejected.