I don't like vegeterian restaurants either. they fry too much.
That's a pretty valid point. A lot of vegetarian food isn't as healthy as it could be. You could technically be a vegetarian and eat nothing but cookies.
I'm a big fan of the soy stuff, though. That's often healthy and tasty without being too fatty or sugary. Protein without killing- that's my way to go.
You're pretty level-headed about the biology of humans, too, molly. For me, one of the most painful things about being human is deciding when to be the animal part and when to be the humane (non-animal) part. For me, though, I'm not comfortable indulging the carnivore in me. It seems like something I should be able to get beyond; because I can think about it and weigh the right and wrong of it, that seems to be a compelling reason for me not to eat meat.
I always say that if we humans did everything "naturally," the world would be complete chaos. We've done a good job of repressing a lot of positive natural things in us and giving free rein to a lot of destructive natural things in us, though. We're still learning (evolving) as a species, I think. I hope.