WARNING: Prepare to be grossed out. In fact, if you're squeamish or have a weak tummy, or like me can't watch those "medical films", fictional or otherwise, of surgeries without being grossed out, you might want to skip this blog altogether.
Ok... for those of you remaining, you might be aware that recently I've been noticing the new meme being driven into the public consciousness, the meme of "following the science." It's a scary meme, because following the science does not mean wrapping one's mind around the fundamentals of relativity theory or quantum mechanics. What it means is following the science when it is proposing massive policy agendas, you know, like mandatory nose-feeder bags to stop the spread of flu viruses(!), mandatory vaccines containing mitochondrial RNA components, mandatory carbon taxes to stop "climate change," mandatory collective farms because it's "more scientific", and so on. I think you get the idea, and I think you can readily see that "following the science" is really more about "following the scientism", the technocrat with a computer model, or a PhD in "Public Health Administration" rather than an actual practising physician, and so on. It's the Michael Bloomberg model of farming: there's nothing to it: dig a hole, insert seed, water said seed.
With that in mind, do remember your friend's mom telling your friend not to pick his scabs and eat them (particularly in public)? Do you remember as a kid being grossed out by that kid during recess that would pick her nose and then very discretely (or sometimes not so discretely) pop it in her mouth? (See, I told you this was going to be gross). Well, if you do, then consider this choice little article shared by V.T.:
Now some time ago I blogged about the 3-D printing of cultured synthetic meat, and even about a restaurant (in Nuttyfornia, where else?) that was proposing to take DNA samples of famous people, culture them and 3D print them as "meat", and serve it to people as a kind of "designer cannibalism." One could have Wolf Blitzer blintzes, Nasty Piglosi potato pancakes, Feinstein falafal, Chuck Schumer sprouts or Madow meat loaf or Trump truffles, and so on.
Well, for those worried about the "cannibalism" aspects of the new "technology," not to worry; there's a solution ready to hand! Just eat yourself:
The saying “You are what you eat” may soon become a lot more literal.
A “DIY meal kit” for growing steaks made from human cells was recently nominated for “design of the year” by the London-based Design Museum.
Named the Ouroboros Steak after the circular symbol of a snake eating itself tail-first, the hypothetical kit would come with everything one needs to use their own cells to grow miniature human meat steaks.
“People think that eating oneself is cannibalism, which technically this is not,” Grace Knight, one of the designers, told Dezeen magazine.
Well, apparently Grace Knight didn't get the memo from her mom: picking your own nose and/or scabs and eating them isn't what nice civilized people do.
They may be nice sources of "protein." And they may avoid all the nasty problems of eating other people in Blitzer blintzes, Piglosi potato pancakes, Feinstein falafal, Schumer sprouts or Madow meat loaf or Trump truffles, nasty problems like... oh, say, mad cow disease, kuru, and so on.
It may not be cannibalism, but it is just plain gross.
And one more thought: these people are just plain nuts, bonkers, insane... perhaps they've been eating themselves (and others) already...
See you on the flip side...