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Re: Superiority cannot be taught
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2021, 09:49:39 pm »
"people want to fit in with the majority"

To test this, we could offer people a thought experiment choice: would you rather be a) vegan but appear to be omnivorous to others; or b) omnivorous but appear to be vegan to others?

"difficult moral questions"

Except this is not even difficult. Is it OK to slaughter you for your meat? No? Then don't slaughter others for their meat! That's literally all there is to it! It's about the most elementary analysis that exists!

"dumb or selfish"

Selfish. I have known people who could solve brain teasers etc. much faster than I can, but who still behave like this when confronted with vegans (e.g. me).

"I don't think the majority of people would care about the exploitation of animals, if they were forced to self-reflect on their actions. Rightists are motivated by the Judeo-Christian logic that animals were created by Yahweh so the superior humans could exploit them. And False Left secular humanists are motivated by what is essentially the same reasoning (especially when it comes to scientific exploitation of animals)."

I agree. I also see signs that the "for the sake of science" crowd are getting worse. In the past, they at least more often tried to justify their position with the utilitarian argument that the scientific discovery might end up reducing suffering for many more others (which of course does not make it ethical). Now they increasingly claim that scientific discovery is worthwhile for its own sake! They have become worshippers of discovery itself. See also: