On Sat, 7 Jul 2018 04:22:58 -0700 (PDT), Robert Carnegie
Post by Robert Carnegie Post by Cryptoengineer Post by Kevrob Post by Robert Carnegie
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
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
Post by Robert Carnegie
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.
Post by Robert Carnegie
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.