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Hey from BC

Post by RationalVegan » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:57 pm

Hi All. Nice to meet you. I'm Dave from British Columbia, Canada.

And I'm hopeful that this may be a community where I can engage in thoughtful, ad hominem-free discussion of the many fascinating and pragmatic issues surrounding the ethics of eating and not eating animals.

I'm particularly interested in:

- Exploring non-puritan, effective altruistic approaches to reducing animal suffering

- The psychology of social change

- The theory of Carnism and it's implications to activism

- The intersection of environmentalism and animal ethics

- The philosophy of suffering (Singer, Schopenhauer, Buddha, etc.)

- The efficacy and appropriateness of technology solving problems where social change can't for animals, the environment, etc. ("clean meat," nuclear energy, etc.)

- Exploring what blind spots we have

- Rooting out and countering bad pro-Vegan arguments that ultimately serve to undermine the movement as they give ammunition to the opposition

- Veganism and health: the pros and cons, with an eye to exploring the positives "and" puncturing the lies of the supposed miracle of the vegan diet.

- In our secular age, does Veganism fill a "meaning void" in peoples' lives and what are the implications of this? Is this a good thing?

- Also interested in the ethics and practicality of ending wild animal suffering.

- Interested in the suffering of the "human" animal, particularly from the stance of antinatalists such as David Benatar.

- Etc.

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:44 pm

Hi Dave, welcome! Some interesting topics, I look forward to discussions here. Please don't hesitate to start new threads or jump in on old ones.

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Post by Jebus » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:49 am

Welcome Rationalvegan.

I'm looking forward to learning where you stand on the above topics you mentioned.
How to become vegan in 4.5 hours:
1.Watch Forks over Knives (Health)
2.Watch Cowspiracy (Environment)
3. Watch Earthlings (Ethics)
Congratulations, unless you are a complete idiot you are now a vegan.

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