[LMB] OT: Language

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Tue Aug 6 02:27:27 BST 2019


Vat grown meat is vat grown meat. It does not have a progenitor.

Harvey

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From: "Raymond Collins" <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
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Sent: 8/5/2019 9:20:00 PM
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Language

>Would eating vat grown human flesh be considered cannibalism? Or would that
>just be in poor taste?
>
>On Mon, Aug 5, 2019, 1:54 PM Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>  Alex Kwan <litalex at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  > On 5 Aug 2019, at 23:57, Luke Bretscher <rocketman0739 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  >> Now you're recommending KITTEN pizza? Just wait till I tell Ivan about
>>  >> this latest culinary perversion?you know how he feels about kittens.
>>
>>  Over the time of the books, Ivan seems to have shifted from "they're
>>  cute little things that must be rescued/protected" to "furry verminoids
>>  that live to shed hairs on Imperial uniforms, but they're useful props
>>  for picking up women".  Or it might just be situational: cute when
>>  they need rescuing, otherwise to be avoided unless useful.
>>
>>  > This made me wonder, do Betans eat strange meats since they are all vat
>>  > protein anyway? Like kitten or puppy (many in Asia already eat those)?
>>
>>  See Arthur C. Clarke's short story "The Food of the Gods".
>>
>>  Joel
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