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Old 22 May 2016, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post
And who would be left that it's legitimate to sneer at for being morally inferior?
If it's not entirely clear from my not very concise post, I'm not sneering at anyone and used the word "moral" only in response to the use of it that I quoted. Society has gotten heavier in a pretty short span of time, and I don't find it plausible that human nature has fundamentally changed, nor that it will change any time soon. So I dismiss that both as an adequate explanation and as a solution at the societal level.

I think there are issues with our food industry, among other things, which is something that we should be able to improve with sufficient understanding and will. If our culture can make choices that lead to worse outcomes, then it stands to reason that we should be able to do something to at least not be worse than whatever they were doing differently in previous generations. Hopefully better.
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