[ExI] will raise bugs for food

Gregory Jones spike66 at att.net
Thu Aug 5 15:13:11 UTC 2010

--- On Thu, 8/5/10, Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:
People aren't grossed out about eating spiders or insects because some
of them are venomous, it's because they find the idea repulsive...  - Dave

Sure but that argument skips an important step:  Why are insects repulsive?  Why is the revulsion (to some extent) instinctive?  Why are some people way more repulsed by bugs than others?  Why is it that even if pains are taken to not instill revulsion in children, that most somehow develop it anyway, or just seem to have it?  Why is it that some people (moi) pick up bugs with their hands, and others have the classic "eeeewwwww yuck" reaction?  Why do even dogs and cats to some extent have bug revulsion?
Suppose I were to figure out a way to breed tons of bugs, get them to go out and grow large by devouring other bugs, then return home, where I put them into some kind of giant blender and create a huge vat of repulsive high protein goo, with a microwave irradiator to sterilize the revolting glop.  Then I figured out way to make cookies or biscuits out of it.  Why is it that no one would want to devour them?  Or even use them for pet food?  But for some reason they would agree to giving them to the hogs, then eating the bacon? 

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