On Sat, 7 Jul 2018 04:22:58 -0700 (PDT), Robert Carnegie
>On Saturday, 7 July 2018 04:42:23 UTC+1, Cryptoengineer wrote:
>> Kevrob <***@my-deja.com> wrote in news:3c0cd546-0c3c-455a-acf8-
>> > On Friday, July 6, 2018 at 3:28:16 AM UTC-4, Robert Carnegie wrote:
>> >> Star Trek novel _Debtor's Planet_ has Wesley Crushe
>> >> having misgivings about authentic food ingredients, and I think I
>> >> recall it's about ice cream. Hmm. Does that mean that every planet he
>> >> visited (some of which did worse things to him) serves replicated
>> >> food?
>> > The SFnal references are all well and good, but in RL
>> > we must make synthbacon that actually tastes like the real
>> > thing the Moral Equivalent Of War! Perhaps morning rashers
>> > are worth clogged arteries, but I'd rather not have to choose.
>> Now there's a fun conundrum - does bacon grown in a vat, not a pig,
>> count as kosher?
>That's not for me to decide, but presumably it comes
>/from/ a pig. Human cells might taste the same but
>not solve the problem... perhaps unless they're your
>I think I (strictly speaking, don't) remember some (flu?)
>vaccine that a Roman Catholic authority said was haram
Why would anywone care whether a Roman Catholic authority thinks that
something violates Islamic law? Did you mean to say something else
>because once, at an early stage in its development,
>an unacceptable scientific process was used: I suppose
>either abortion, or in vitro embryos, or contraception.
>This isn't necessarily from the Vatican since there
>are several smaller branches of the church that think
>Rome isn't Catholic enough.
There are no "smaller branches of the Church". There may be
organizations that claim to be such--when the become sufficiently
annoying the whole lot are likely to get themselves excommunicated.
I believe that the particular matter you are rather confusedly
addressing is the one discussed here
Note that cogforlife.org is the web site of an organization headed by
Mrs. Vinnedge, to whom the Vatican response is addressed.
The Church viewpoint seems quite reasonable given their position with
regard to abortion, but Mrs. Vinnedge not so much.
>One of the Star Trek novels proposes - non-canonically,
>I think - that the Starship Enterprise was launched with
>synthetic food printers, which malfunction and present
>Spock, Vulcan and vegetarian, with an apparent meat dish,
>while his dining companions also get mixed-up meals.
>IIRC Spock's tastes as the vegetable dish was supposed to
>and he eats it, and I suppose the question may have been
>open of whether animal or vegetable cells or Transported
>atoms were used to make it, and whether that matters.
>It's also fair to consider that he simply didn't like it.