This Is INSANITY: New Scientist Advocates For Acceptance Of Cannibalism In Modern Society

By Lisa Pelgin | Thursday, 22 February 2024 09:30 AM
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A recent article in New Scientist, published in mid-February, has sparked controversy by advocating for a more permissive stance on cannibalism.

The publication defines cannibalism as the act of consuming other individuals and surprisingly suggests that ethically, "cannibalism poses fewer issues than you might imagine."

The article goes on to attribute our aversion to cannibalism to "Western religious traditions," which view the human body as sacred. It questions whether historical colonialism, which propagated racist stereotypes of cannibals to justify domination, has influenced our current perceptions.

According to the unnamed author, being hesitant towards consuming human flesh could be linked to religious and racial biases. However, medical experts caution against such practices, as consuming human remains, particularly the brain, can be fatal, as reported by MedicalNewsToday, Slate, and various scientific studies.

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While the idea of resorting to cannibalism in extreme survival situations may be understandable, advocating for its normalization in society is concerning. The notion that consuming other humans should be embraced as a societal norm is alarming and raises ethical and health-related red flags.

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