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"We Taught A Lion To Eat Tofu"
« on: February 13, 2016, 02:41:43 am »
About a month ago I ran into a rather bizarre and disturbing website run by crackpot philosopher named David Pearce, in which the author - apparently seriously - advocates a number of insane, dystopian ideas, the strangest of which is Using a combination of genetic engineering and non-lethal biological weapons to force all of the world's predatory animals to become vegetarian. If that idea sounds familiar to you, it's because it was literally the punchline of a gag on Futurama

http://www.abolitionist.com/reprogramming/index.html

Thought you might get a kick out of that.

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Re: "We Taught A Lion To Eat Tofu"
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 02:49:52 am »
Yeah, this sorta shit isn't new.  Vegans have been killing their cats for years.
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Re: "We Taught A Lion To Eat Tofu"
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 03:19:24 am »
Yes, but this guy has a supervillain-esque plan to do it to all the cats
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Re: "We Taught A Lion To Eat Tofu"
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 05:27:15 am »
Yes, but this guy has a supervillain-esque plan to do it to all the cats

I'm good with this.  Cats are dicks.
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Re: "We Taught A Lion To Eat Tofu"
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2016, 04:53:06 pm »
Wow. It's arrogance to a planetary scale. It's like telling all the animals "Hey guys, I'm going to augment you to make you model citizens of my objectively superior way of life :kingmeh:.".
Will the natural order stay barbaric to civilization, or will civilization will become barbaric to the natural order ?
Animals maybe have the right to not be eaten by humans who'd despise eating meat, but animals should also have the right to be what they are too, and a predator is a predator and nobody can complain about it.

Also, the idea of cyborging every lifeform into a united society reminds me a lot of the Borg from Star Trek.
"You are now drone #whatever. Your task is to sleep 14 hours a day and spend the rest roaming and meowing every 368 secs. Mice have to be assimilated to the Collective by you. Eating them is irrelevant, rat resistance is futile." :)

Their pages with the pyramidal links seem familiar too. :fnord:

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Re: "We Taught A Lion To Eat Tofu"
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2017, 09:44:38 pm »
It is a beautiful concept, another one would be to teach fish to breathe air.