For all I know, modern vegetarians deliver most of plant seeds and bio-fertilizer to a nearest sanitation system. That is a terrible disrespect to the reproductive aims of our "plantkind" brothers!
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Any scientist has got to believe in measuring boundary conditions, math axioms, deduction and the law of large numbers. However, there are other successful systems of belief. Those are not anywhere near to Science in explaining how the world works, but they may succeed better than Science in keeping one at peace with the world and with the unavoidably terminal presence of individual in it.
I regret that Science has a considerable amount of arrogance towards the issue of individual’s purpose in the Universe. Yet, the scientific way of dealing with the reality is the best we have got, IMHO.
I grew up on Clifford Simak's Goblin Reservation. It is a perfect novel and probably my all time favorite. Simak was well respected in USSR and was extensively published in Russian. And back in 1995 I was able to find prints of his several novels in Borders store...