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!

    15 vote(s)
    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. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    That's AWESOME!!! I only got to work with Orcas and Dolphins, they're big, but wowza

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  3. takandjive Killer Queen Registered Senior Member

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    Depends on the human.

    Do I know this person? Who is it? How painful is the death?
     
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  5. Pandaemoni Valued Senior Member

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    Your nightmares are very straighforward. At a minimum in a nightmare I'd think the whales would have guns. Or the ability to fly and the encounter would be on land.
     
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  7. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    nope, in space. They swim through space as if it were water.
     
  8. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    I'm sorry but that's kinda fucked up but than considering one of my animal phobias I really don't have room to talk.
     
  9. Search & Destroy Take one bite at a time Moderator

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    and space-whales threaten you or something?
     
  10. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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  11. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    It depends. Which particular human? Which particular 9 whales? If I don't save either, is there a chance they won't die anyway? How am I going to save 9 whales anyway? Am I saving the whales from the human, or vice versa?

    I suspect my instinct in the generic situation would be to save the human, but I can't imagine such an artificial situation ever arising.
     
  12. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    this brings the old addage of save the whales club a seal instead to mind.
     
  13. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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  14. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    The whales of course. Fuck humanity..
     
  15. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    and if that one person was you?
     
  16. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Depends on the day

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  17. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    We can make ninety more whales if necessary. The human is more important.
     
  18. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Where ? The whale making factory ?

    Depends on how you define important. I guess your definition would be 'superior'.
     
  19. Naturelles Future Scientist Registered Senior Member

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    Depends if its a useful human/friend/person I know, or if its a person who should be executed like Osama Bin Laden, and also on the population of that whale species.
     
  20. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    Is that a joke? We do have the power to mass produce species

    (see puppy mills, for instance). Whales may be more difficult but we mass produce species all the time. Whales can be no different. Humans are more important, and yes, superior. Not because a god said so, but because we are certainly far more powerful, more intelligent, more influential, and more dominating of our physical reality than a whale.
     
  21. Naturelles Future Scientist Registered Senior Member

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    Breeding program at a zoo?

    LOL@ Factory!
    As most humans call themselves...
     
  22. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    Humans are superior. Do you see any other species going into space or learning to control the very earth itself or manipulate time and energy and space?
     
  23. Naturelles Future Scientist Registered Senior Member

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    The balance of life and nature on earth without human intervention is more complex/advanced than human technology currently. Without the precision of nature, we can even have food.
     

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