Evolutionary biologist and public atheist Richard Dawkins wants to know whether science is on the cusp of ending humanity’s “taboo against cannibalism.”
One of the world’s most famous anti-religion figures told his 2.7 million Twitter followers that lab-grown meat may be the cultural gateway to overcoming an aversion to cannibalism.
Mr. Dawkins posed the question over the weekend while sharing an article by the U.K. Independent titled “Lab-grown ‘clean’ meat could be on sale by end of 2018, says producer.”
“Tissue culture ‘clean meat’ already in 2018?” the British author of “The Selfish Gene” asked March 3. “I’ve long been looking forward to this. https://ind.pn/2F9xAwS What if human meat is grown? Could we overcome our taboo against cannibalism? An interesting test case for consequentialist morality versus ‘yuck reaction’ absolutism.” WASHINGTON TIMES
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