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chicken?

Because that is what someone else said.

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skenisahen

Well I see there are exceptions to my theroy. A good thing, there is still hope that people can see the difference and choose the good side. Thank you

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Why not?

Hackster: Thanks for lightening this up a bit!

Answer: Why is it that meat that is not chicken tastes like chicken? Does it somehow know that humans love chicken and in a reverse-evolutionary spastic fit, it imitates the taste of chicken? I mean, if rattlesnake was a staple (KFS - Kentucky Fried Rattlesnake?) would we be asking why a lot of meat tastes like rattlesnake?

A dead animal by any other name would still taste like a dead animal, yes?

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WHY?

why does some meat that is not chicken, taste like chicken?

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As someone who teaches ethics,

I think about this question a lot. There are two parts to acting morally: (1) figuring out what the right thing to do in your situation is, and (2) doing it. We tend to be pretty good at (1) in the easy cases which thankfully are the large majority, but patheitcally bad in those tough cases which are our longstanding moral conundrums. In the classroom, I figure that is the one thing I can do -- teach how to think more clearly and systematically about hard questions. But then the big problem is getting people to actually act in kind, caring, thoughtful, humane ways.

The key is to develop an active sense of empathy. This can be hard, but I think the arts are one of the best ways. When you listen to so many Dead lyrics, especially Jerry tunes, they are training to care about people who are down or less than attractive, practice taking fictional characters who you would walk past or condemn in a knee-jerk fashion and thinking of them as full-blooded humans.

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Well put!

Well put, Farbie!

I will say one thing, one can grow up in a house festering with prejudice and ignorance and still learn how to love. Now I raise my child 3,000 miles from that prejudice and ignorance and it seems to be working well. I do have some guilt over the lack of a bond betwixt the grandparents and the grandchild, but how do you tell your 4 year-old that his grandparents are totally wrong when it comes to such things? Oh, well, I guess I should let go of the guilt. Its their own damned fault for being ignorant and prejudiced.

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why you can't teach people

I think that it all boils down to parenting and the values that are taught by your elders. If more people stopped once in a while and actually thought about the hate cycle. You are not born to hate, look at little kids that do not know about races or color yet, they are drawn to other children and all they see is another child, add the hate in the elders and thier opinon changes. Well I do not want to ramble too much on this subject cause it does tan my hide. I was brought up in a home that knew no such prejudice or rasicim so to me everyone deserves the same treatment, we are all human and we all need to get along if we want the world to have a positive outcome for the generations to follow. Peace to all and have a Grateful Day

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'stupid is as stupid

'stupid is as stupid does'

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give peace a chance.

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I'm a cynical fuck

I'm a cynical fuck, if you haven't noticed...

though I try to keep the dreams that I still believe.

peace.

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Well....

Talk about "Easy Answers"!

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