The difference between being vegetarians and meat eaters- a chemist’s view

After hearing much about the theories of vegetarians and meat eaters, the paleo dieters and Ketogenic dieters, I as a chemist begin to wonder about the validity of these theories. To the vegetarians I agree with their views on animal cruity, but even Buddha had to eat dried oysters to complete his meditation, I do […]

After hearing much about the theories of vegetarians and meat eaters, the paleo dieters and Ketogenic dieters, I as a chemist begin to wonder about the validity of these theories. To the vegetarians I agree with their views on animal cruity, but even Buddha had to eat dried oysters to complete his meditation, I do not believe he can continue to function as a secular being. Wouldn’t this make the vegetarians think twice on what they eat? I often advise my friends not to zero in on tufu because of its blockage of absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, how much worse can we get?! This is just one minor aspect of being vegan. Year after year I heard people die from consuming soy only products. This is one of the consequences of forcing ourselves into being vegans. I cannot serious object to the practices of vegetarians as long as they know what you are doing. Just bear in mind that it is not going to be easy balance in nutrition. On emotional basis for me as a human, the tiger meat eating is dramatically different from seed feeding birds even though they are animals. So are we. We just have to go with our nature. 50% of my own family turned vegetarian over night because they were enlightened suddenly. Perhaps this is nature. So, if this is TAO, 道,I guess I would follow the rope to see where this would lead me to. Nature dictates my view of the my world, I assume you would do the same. Lately I was eyeball to eyeball with this organic farm guy, wouldn’t it makes you think twice in pork chops?
I cannot take my eyes off it’s frown.