Q:Would something made from human bone be considered vegan...?
I don’t think so. I’ll publish this publicly so others can see and maybe answer this better than I can, but I think, since humans are animals, something made from human bones wouldn’t be vegan
That seems the same sort of ridiculous as saying human breastmilk isn’t vegan. Human animals don’t easily fit into a dichotomy of veganism seeing as we’re the only species which can express verbal consent in a legally recognisable language. If I say, “Here, have my bones. Make a flute out of them. Or a coffee table. Get creative”, is that not vegan? Even though I have willingly and directly expressed that I am giving you a part of my body, something non-human animals cannot under any circumstances do?
Veganism isn’t based on technicality, it’s based on sound logic and reason. To say you can’t have a part of me that I’ve consented to you using because it’s “not vegan” really makes a mockery of veganism.
In this episode when they started talking about the emergent property of human consciousness and trying to figure out how they should view the recent changes to the Enterprise’s systems I wanted to jump up and down like an obnoxious little monkey exclaiming, “LOOK, LOOK! PHILOSOPHY”
Star Trek always makes me feel validated in my belief that you don’t have to treat your audience like drooling mindless couch potatoes in order to produce a successful show. People can handle plots that go intellectually deeper than just the surface of an idea, so long as you phrase it in a way that is as accessible as it can be to all audiences while still retaining the core idea.
I would not.
Methinks he doth protest at just the right amount, but for the sake of convenience and consistency, we’ll call “too much”.
I don’t know, I’m still doubtful. I’ve yet to meet a great man who doesn’t dump horrifying amounts of peanut butter onto toast.
This is Jack. Jack is adorable. Jack is being extra adorable this morning because he knows I’m giving him a heavy look of disapproval because he ate all the food again.
How many stomachs does Jack have? Where does he put all of the food he eats? Even science can’t explain.
The only absolute truth I have found in this universe is that every single vegan guy readily admits he would marry peanut butter if it was legal
Q:Do you take notes when you read, both assigned readings/classwork and recreational reading?
Yes, unless I’m reading very strictly for relaxation and entertainment purposes. I still feel like a lot of my recreational reading is goal-oriented, meaning that I wish to retain whatever values or thoughts I learn from the reading. I don’t take notes if I’m reading something like Greg Cox’s The Q Continuum, for example (which is sitting on my shelf still unfinished) because that’s basically just canonized Star Trek fanfiction and I don’t think I’ll miss anything philosophically important by not having a pen and paper handy while reading it.
I’ll still take notes on some things I read for my own enjoyment, like if I’m reading something by Carl Sagan or works similar to his non-fiction, or reading classic literature like Charles Dickens’ works. That might sound a little snooty like “Oh ho ho I only take notes on the most refined of literatures oh ho” but as useful as note taking can be in preserving in-the-moment reading thoughts it can also sometimes act as a minor distraction and I try to get away from that distraction when its use is at its lowest.
Most of the time I have to force myself to put the pen and paper down and just stick my eyes to the page and not worry about forgetting things.
"We have beef for our meat lover friends, and fish for our vegan friends.”
"You don’t have any vegan friends though."
"I thought you were still vegan?"
"I am, just after that sentence I am definitely not your friend."
Q:are you really born in 1994?
No, I’m really not.
The only real question is whether you believe in the legend… or not. If you do, then there should be no doubt in your mind that he died a hero’s death. If you do not believe in the legend, then he was just a man, and it does not matter how he died.
"My life philosophy is to be Creative, Rested, And Peaceful at all times."
"So… so you’re gonna be…"
"Yep, I’m gonna be CRAP. Every single day of my life."
"…I hear ya there."
Q:What's wrong with palm oil?