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  • Thinking Ethics was a project launched in Geneva to foster the debate about ethics. A few friends, fed up with only reading about abuses in the media, decided to hold a forward-looking seminar on five subjects: ethics and performance, ethics and knowledge, ethics and consciousness, ethics and disobedience and ethics in real time. If moral has to do with right and wrong, then ethics is its application in society. We believe that people need to talk about the subject to determine the level of ethics they want. The book Thinking Ethics, a result of the seminar, is to start the discussion. This blog is a contribution to the conversation.


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April 30, 2012


George Scheller

Morning Beth

Just looking in!

Ouch! do you really stab eggplants and zap them? I prefer to warm them up in an oven – it’s so much cosier. Regarding the stabbing (no qualms - you are not hurting the mother plant but just maltreating the fruit, no nerve endings here) and inter vegetable conversations have a look into Florianne Koechlin’s website http://www.blauen-institut.ch/ - lustig! I sometimes stumble onto esoteric projects as magnetic spheres on stakes for rejuvenating water etc. the problem is that most of these candidates are egomaniac and do not want to hear reason –although on the other hand I must be “nice” (gregorian tantras work best) to our plants when watering them, if not it’s a certain backlash from Lulu.

Oh, I might want to come and give the school a visit in Sept.

take care George


You may find the following debate of interest. In it, Gary Francione explains pretty clearly why plants are fundamentally different from sentient animals, and why we cannot (underline "cannot") have direct moral obligations to plants. So go ahead and stab that eggplant with a clear conscience!


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