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Changing the expression of human nature, not human nature itself

I don't think that it's possible for us to change human nature, try as we might. The idea of doing so sounds like some creepy eugenics project to me. Human nature is overarching throughout all humanity, so to change it, we would actively have to change the face of the human race. That being said, I don't think that eating meat is a direct part of our human nature. It's human nature to eat protein, which meat happens to be a good source of. It's human nature to be part of a culture, and most, if not all cultures eat meat. What would need to happen is a cultural shift away from meat, for us to cease or lessen our eating of it.

It's hard to find where in-vitro meat fits into vegetarianism/veganism. Would I eat it? I really have no idea. Morally, I don't have anything against it. We're not killing animals, nothing is suffering. And while it may be creepy, I don't think it's a bad thing that technology is taking us in this direction. So I don't think that it's wrong. I'm still not sure if I would eat it, though. Even though it's not from an organism, the concept of meat just grosses me out... And it never helps that since I haven't eaten meat in so long, it would probably make me sick.

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