[ExI] "meat"

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Mon May 25 08:15:00 UTC 2009

On May 23, 2009, at 2:32 PM, John Grigg wrote:

> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com 
> > wrote:
> Most of the people posting here seem to have no notion how depraved  
> it is to speak of human bodies as "meat".
> I wish you'd all get over this nerdish affectation.
> Meat is dead, hacked-up flesh. My body isn't meat, it's me, and  
> yours isn't meat either. It's a living person. The jeering  
> philistinism of calling our bodies "meat" reminds me of insensitive  
> oafs who disdain van Vogh's paintings as "daubing" or Shakespeare as  
> a "scribbler".
> Thank you, Damien.  I remember a conversation I had in the  
> Immortality Institute chatroom where a 19 year-old guy told me he  
> couldn't wait to escape his meatsicle body!  Only 19 and in good  
> health...  Yes, we need some of that Enlightenment era love and  
> admiration of the human body.
> My own view of transhumanism is about developing technology to  
> perfect the power and beauty of the flesh and form we have now.  A  
> century hence people will have beauty and vitality that Renaissance  
> era sculptors and painters could only dream about.

Not very interesting to me personally.  Oh, I would put on various  
human bodies as the mood struck me but I would consider it failure to  
be limited to only one or even to only classical human form, no matter  
how healthy and beautiful.

- samantha

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