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  1. Forest Nymph

    Liberal/Conservative Divide

    I think there is a clear liberal and conservative divide on vegans and vegetarians. Less than 2% of American registered Republicans identify as EITHER vegetarian or vegan, while between 16-17% of American Democrats are vegetarians, and American Democrats are between 2.5-3 times more likely to be...
  2. Forest Nymph

    Intelligence-As a basis for deciding who lives and dies

    I think animals should die based on how destructive they are to the big picture. That includes humans. For example, I had no issue with the woman who made a statement publicly she wouldn't donate her organs to a non-vegan. People were so shocked and called her Karen, but if you actually...
  3. Forest Nymph

    Jainism

    I noticed that Happy Healthy Vegan, who are very kind of pacifist, peaceful-type activists have a whole foods plant-based cookbook that is entirely free of garlic and onion and it says like on the web page before you buy it. There are mushrooms and potatoes though. It made me wonder what their...
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    Using animals after death?

    I agree with you on the environmental impact of shells but I think it's inaccurate to compare animal bones to cutting off the tattoo of a rotting human corpse. There actually are religious people, as well as horror types and medical schools, that collect human bones for medical purposes...
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    Using animals after death?

    I don't personally see a problem with it, its one way to teach environmental science or zoology to children or even to adults in mainstream natural history museums. For example it was clarified to me that the skeletons and skulls in my local natural history museum where I did my internship were...
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    How bad is the coronavirus?

    Well she's a very wealthy person so she can certainly afford a top-grade algal DHA supplement if walnuts and flax seeds just weren't doing it for her. Sometimes I see these celebrities or influencers also having identity issues. I talked about their overly-restrictive diets in my last post...
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    How bad is the coronavirus?

    What is really unfortunate with "influencers" is that many weren't even sincerely vegan, but rather "on a diet" because plant-based was a trendy way to lose weight. These people (often women but not always) cite that are clearly related to a starvation-level consumption of calories, or other...
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    How bad is the coronavirus?

    While vegan is ideal I tend to agree with the sentiment "better a lifelong vegetarian than a vegan for five years who goes back to eating meat." I mean, I had this friend in LA who had been vegetarian for like 30 years, since she was in her 20s. She raised her children vegetarian, and her son...
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    How bad is the coronavirus?

    What you're citing is called "anecdotal evidence." From the grocery store you have described, it sounds quite rural and small town, in perhaps a more conservative area. Yes, these types of places often situate Beyond Meat and other products in a separate area from animal products, as they...
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    How bad is the coronavirus?

    While in some ways I agree with your point, in others I must do my scientific duty in pointing out to you that "how bad is COVID-19" is neither a philosophical debate, nor is it a question for people to answer whom do not have a background in medicine, or at the very least in the hard sciences.
  11. Forest Nymph

    Code and Conduct in Ethical Debate.

    Actually the health argument works perfectly on some people precisely because it is egocentric. Some people are only first drawn in by health, weight loss, or fitness. The environmental argument works on people who actually understand what is happening. "Moderation" - particularly of meat - is...
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    Code and Conduct in Ethical Debate.

    Agree with you, but not about Humane Hancock. I used to love him and even donated to his Patreon until he started talking about sterilizing and euthanizing carnivorous animals, not just as a whim, but as a point he kept trying to "win" by making video after video of arrogant, unscientific...
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    Code and Conduct in Ethical Debate.

    Of course it's permissible. But most people aren't rational, and Americans in particular - well at least approximately 1/3 to up to 1/2 of Americans - don't really understand science, whether that's about climate change or other environmental issues or COVID-19. I say "up to 1/2" because it's...
  14. Forest Nymph

    Lessons and Ideas from Mindfulness

    I completed the mindfulness course I can say that it really helped me. It's called Inner Engineering and it's offered at half price until September 3rd if anyone is interested. I very much recommend it, several major reputable universities have conducted studies which verify its scientific...
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    Lessons and Ideas from Mindfulness

    Cool!... yes something I've talked about with my therapist is how mindfulness has to be a practice. It's not like you can practice a few times then you're "fixed" - it's something we need to do regularly, like eating, sleeping, bathing and exercising to maintain a healthy life. I noticed a big...
  16. Forest Nymph

    Jainism

    Mmmm...okay but to actually follow the Jain religion you have to avoid harming other living beings. That's the entire purpose for avoiding mushrooms or potatoes because you might disturb small creatures in the soil or on a rotting log. TBH, the garlic/onion thing doesn't make sense to me, but...
  17. Forest Nymph

    Jainism

    You'd basically have to commit to living a very eco-centric and almost indigenous style of life. It's admirable but the level of harm reduction to other living beings would keep you from eating any processed vegan foods, or engaging in any activities that might jeopardize life on earth. As an...
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    Jainism

    This isn't true. Vegetarianism is actually compulsory in several religious sects besides Jains, about half of all Buddhists are vegetarian (Buddhism is a huge religion - saying all Buddhists take a "weak stance" on vegetarianism because some do, is like saying traditional Roman Catholics are...
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    Jainism

    I am currently taking a course in mindfulness and the teacher is not Jain but is apparently from one of the several Eastern philosophies that not only exclude animals but onions and garlic and eggplant and hot peppers as well (no one knows, he refuses to reveal his background in this matter...
  20. Forest Nymph

    Lessons and Ideas from Mindfulness

    Obviously I am like the eleventy-billionth person to think this, it's nothing new, but I guess what I am saying is that now I really, really see it for myself. Like something just clicked. The reason why it is so hard to accept complete forgiveness as it is taught in the Christian church is that...