many people are probably familiar with the human ear that was grown on the back of a mouse. i was thinking about meat eaters and animal testing. i believe in the future we will grow bodies without brains, or complete brains, and use them to grow meat and do testing. this may sound strange now, but it will happen in future. i find it pathetic that the human race breeds animals just to brutally kill them for their body parts or to do testing. i don't care what people say, there are no souls. the active brain/awareness of surroundings/memories/senses/feelings are what you people are calling "souls." a soul is what the brain does. think i'm wrong? if you believe in "souls," do you think plants have souls? no. why? because plants don't have brains. what is a plant? a living thing without a brain. anyway, this got me thinking to define what it is to be alive. if we were to grow bodies (or body parts) for food or testing, at what point do they become alive? or at what point does it become ok to kill them and not feel guilty about it? i don't feel guilty eating plants, probably because they have no brain, thus don't have much of a consciousness. i think life/consciousness is a scale. some things are obviously more conscious of things than others. compare a dog to an amoeba. an amoeba may be living, but does it feel pain, does it consciously know it is dying when it is? does it have any feelings? i've never ever and will never beat my dog, but if i were to kill another dog in front of my own dog with a knife and then run after it violently with the same bloody knife, i think my dog would know to run away and try to stay alive. living things like dogs, cats, cows that have this type of awareness should not be brutally killed/harvested/slaughtered/tested on/tortured. meat eaters, go to a farm and watch how these LIVING THINGS WITH FEELINGS are killed. stop eating meat, MORONS!! and as i always say, contrary to what the bible says, everything is NOT here for us. one time some STUPID religious girl told me that's why she thinks it's ok to eat meat (because the bible says everything is here for us). what a pathetic human being.