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Life Imitates Parody

Seriously, when "science" has reached the point where we're arguing the morality of plucking a flower—or, using their demented parlance, "decapitating" it—it just might be time to start thinking about culling the herd of "scientists":

PLANTS deserve respect, a group of Swiss experts says, arguing that killing them arbitrarily is morally wrong - except when it comes to saving humans or maybe picking petals off a daisy.

In a report on "the dignity of the creature in the plant world", the federal Ethics Committee on non-human Gene Technology condemned the decapitation of flowers without reason, among other sins.

Still, commission member Bernard Baertsche suggested the body weighed such cruel acts on a case by case basis, noting "the simple pleasure of picking the petals off a daisy might suffice as a reason".


On a positive note, I think I can comfortably say that any given flower has infinitely more intelligence than the entire Ethics Committee on Non-Human Gene Technology combined.

(h/t Aussie Dasher)

  #DailyFodder


Comments:

#1 Cletus 15-Apr-2008
I fucking hate buttercups. they should all be put into camps and murdered
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