Killing for science. Killing for fun. What’s the difference?


Japan has to stop capturing and killing whales under its whaling program in the Antarctic, called JARPA II, the International Court of Justice has said.
In a judgement issued in The Hague in the Netherlands today, the U.N. court has ordered Japan to revoke existing permits to catch whales for scientific purposes and to stop granting such permits in the future. The ruling is a victory for Australia, which filed court proceedings against Japan’s whaling in 2010, arguing that it breached international obligations.

Antiwhaling critics say that Japanese whale research is a fig leaf for commercial hunting, as whale meat can be sold to cover research costs. Japan counters that its whale meat sale is not profitable and that it needs to take and kill whales to study the animals and their potential as a food source. (1)
Notice the real problem here: Not that Japan kills to eat whales. But that Japan claims that it kills for science!

Notice the different criteria used: Killing for eating is not good. Killing for science is!!!!

In the era of scientism, what is natural is condemned while what serves the new religion is hailed as “good”!

Ecology is about balance. If one species eats another, does that constitute “unbalance”?

I say let’s stop being hypocrites!
I say stop killing in the name of science!
I say let’s not save another whale in the name of any science!

I say kill all the whales and eat them!
Happy hour!
In the name of us!

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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