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Wise Words 5 January 2009
The other day, I was reading an article that made the connection
between diet and intelligence: vegetarians/vegans are more likely to
have a higher intelligence than those who eat animal products.
Here are the quotations of two historical figures intelligent
thinkers who made the connection between the eating and/or treatment of
other animals and human progress:
My refusing to eat meat occasioned an inconveniency, and I have
been frequently chided for my singularity. But my light repast allows
for greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker
Benjamin Franklin (17 January 1706 17 April 1790)
Printer, author, publisher, inventor, scientist, businessman,
philosopher, statesman, and diplomat.
As man advanced gradually in intellectual power and was enabled to
trace the more remote consequences of his actions; as his sympathies
became more tender and widely diffused, extending to men of all races,
and finally, to the lower animals, so would the standard of his
morality rise higher and higher.
Charles Darwin (18091882)
English naturalist and biologist
For a large collection of fascinating quotations, visit:
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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