In this second installment of reflections on the flushing of civilization, we read of  really nifty developments in the world of junk science:

Test tube burgers could hit kitchens this year after scientists create meat with taste of quarter-pounder 

They used to just raise cattle, then slaughter them, then sell the meat.  This sounds so much better.  Current price is about $350,000/lb.  I guess that government funding is in order for that bargain price.

Animal rights activists like the idea, as it is–to them– an “ethical” way of producing meat.  They show little concern for the slaughter of human children, but cows, hey, that’s cruel!

Sex-changing treatment for kids: It’s on the rise 

 Aren’t there laws against child abuse? 

 Five-year-old boy lives as girl in youngest case of Gender Identity Disorder

See, he “chose” to be a boy, so the parents “had to” give in.  And the British government supports the decision.  My young girls say they are princesses.  Can we get our kingdoms, castles and courtiers now, please?