We were discussing technological and genetically-engineered enhancements to human (and non-human) existence in my Religion and Science Fiction class today, and an interesting question came up. Could genetic engineering be used to make a pig that not only “cloveth the hoof” but also “cheweth the cud” and thus be kosher?
It turns out this question has been asked before – after class I did a quick search and came across a post on Daniel Radosh’s blog on the topic.
What do you think? Can genetic engineering give the world kosher bacon?