December 10, 2009 @ 12:50 pm
The title Sentient Meat was taken from Terry Bisson’s short story, They’re Made Out of Meat, highlighted in neuroscientist Robert Burton’s excellent book, On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not. Here is a short excerpt, but I highly recommend you visit Terry Bisson’s site and read all 815 delectable words.
“So who made the machines? That’s who we want to contact.”
“They made the machines. That’s what I’m trying to tell you. Meat made the machines.”
“That’s ridiculous. How can meat make a machine? You’re asking me to believe in sentient meat.”
“I’m not asking you, I’m telling you. These creatures are the only sentient race in that sector and they’re made out of meat.”