9 whales vs a human... which one would you chose?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by chris4355, Apr 22, 2009.

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9 whales vs 1 human, which one will it be?

  1. Save the whales, 9 living creatures vs one!

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    45.5%
  2. Save the human, we must defend our species.

    12 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. I can't make up my mind.

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. chris4355 Registered Senior Member

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    Pretend you have a chance to save 9 whales, or one human being... which would it be.

    Assuming the 9 whales are perfectly healthy whales, and the human being is a responsible and admirable person.


    PS: If you don't like whales for whatever reason just replace it with your favorite animal.
     
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  3. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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  7. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    not on anything specific, it just depends in general

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  8. chris4355 Registered Senior Member

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    Pretend you had to make the choice now... and you had 5 seconds... GO!
     
  9. Exterminate!!! Registered Member

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    replacing whales....

    with more humans.
     
  10. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    would depend who the person was and if the wales cooed afectionatly

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  11. chris4355 Registered Senior Member

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    ok fine, i'll let you off the hook.
     
  12. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    What am I doing it for? I can't just pick.
     
  13. Exterminate!!! Registered Member

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    someone's got to make a video for youtube of whales cooing now.
     
  14. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    whales are better than people( except for maybe bottlenose dolphins. the whole gang rape and infanticide things). so I got to go with whales.
     
  15. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    Why would I save a human vs 9 whales, hell yea the whales!
     
  16. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    The humans, of course. I think we should restore the Earth's whale population and then hunt them as a sustainable source of oil.
     
  17. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    I would want more information, like where the humans came from.

    What if the Genie, or whatever it was, was to say:
    Foolish human, you have saved nine whales but you yourself must die.

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  18. swarm Registered Senior Member

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    Save the human, sell the whales to the Japanese.
     
  19. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    human human human.
    I hate whales. They are my phobia
     
  20. Pandaemoni Valued Senior Member

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    Human. It's nice to save whales and all, but not at the expense of a human life. I don't think I'd sacrifice a human life to save entire species of whale, let alone a few individuals.

    Whales are in the "cute and they remind us of ourselves" camp, which is the only reason there is any equivalency. Would you sacrifice a human life to save nine cockroaches? How about 50 sewer rats? 1,000 ants? Ten billion yersinia pestis bacteria? How many ladybugs does one need for to make their lives worth that of one human?
     
  21. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    Human. Easy choice.
     
  22. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    You're afraid of whales?
     
  23. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    desperately. I feel my heart race when I see them on TV or in a magazine.

    :runaway: MY NIGHTMARE!!!!

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