‘New Scientist’ Proposes An Alternative Protein Source: Human Flesh

2024-02-25 09:00:01

About 18 months ago, my colleague Fuzzy Slippers fisked The New York Times opinion piece for asserting there was a “time and place” for cannibalism.

What new horrors do they have in store for us? Well, cannibalism, of course. What better way to feed the masses than to feed them the masses, presumably the “good” unwashed get to consume the “bad” ones.

In the New York Times Style section, some writer posted a column about cannibalism in popular culture. Okay. Interesting.

But then, because it’s the radical left and they just can’t help themselves, the article posits that cannibalism has moved from “unthinkable” to “thinkable” due to “the pandemic, climate change, school shootings and years of political cacophony.”

However, now “science” is being used to magnify the message.

The article is another anti-Western screed with a side of archeology, to make us “rethink” our repulsion toward eating other humans.

Ethically, cannibalism poses fewer issues than you might imagine. If a body can be bequeathed with consent to medical science, why can’t it be left to feed the hungry? Our aversion has been explained in various ways. Perhaps it is down to the fact that, in Western religious traditions, bodies are seen as the seat of the soul and have a whiff of the sacred. Or maybe it is culturally ingrained, with roots in early modern colonialism, when racist stereotypes of the cannibal were concocted to justify subjugation. These came to represent the “other” to Western societies – and revulsion towards cannibalism became a tenet of their moral conscience.

A slew of recent archaeological discoveries is now further complicating how we think about human cannibalism. Researchers have unearthed evidence suggesting that our hominin ancestors ate each other surprisingly often. What’s more, it seems that they weren’t always doing so for the reasons you might expect – for sustenance or to compete against and intimidate rivals – but often as funerary rituals to honour their dead.

The article also features the Aghori, a Hindu ascetic sect in India that practices cannibalism in pursuit of transcendence.

Clearly, this is yet another on top of the multitude of reasons that trust in science is collapsing.

Choosing to consume another human being in the era of civilization means one of two things: You don’t have access to civilization (e.g., plane crash in remote mountain area), or civilization has collapsed.

Professor Jacobson recently had a post about “prepping”. I shudder to think what these recent headlines portend about our future.

This ‘New Scientist’ asserts, based on twisted diversity principles, that we need to “reassess our views” on cannibalism. However, the ‘science’ relies on tolerance for myth and superstition that actual science is supposed to counter.


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