Dr. Moreau’s Funding Proposal

I propose to establish an island laboratory, far from civilization. Once there, I will experiment on various animals, using a painful series of surgeries to transform them into human-like creatures. Although genetic manipulation is now in fashion for this sort of work, I prefer vivisection. Science, at its purest, is also an art.

In addition, I will train these animals to go against their base natures — for example, I will force carnivores to become vegetarians. In general, I will enforce a strict vegetarian policy amongst my creatures. In combination with the pain of their wounds, and the confusion of being something more than beast but less than human, this should drive them insane.

I will also train them to worship me as a god.

My thesis is that horrible things will occur. If I am correct, this will prove that humanity has become unnatural creatures in its own right, abominations of the universe. Since we are monsters, there is no God.

Why an island laboratory? Isolation from civilization is important, because then it will be difficult to procure the necessary supplies for the smooth running of the island. For example, anesthesia will be a luxury I cannot afford. This will ensure that things go poorly.

The attached materials detail, more specifically, my plans and procedures, and how they will go awry. Ethics approval is not necessary for this project, given its nature, which is to defy morality.

I think there’s real potential for horror here. I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your time.

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