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. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    It is inaccurate to ever say "man vs nature" because we are, in our very existence, subject to nature. However, the idea is "man vs nature" in that it is man's ingenuity and desire against the harsh reality

    Man has will and desire; and man has intelligence. Man, then, will not ever defeat nature but learn to harness and control nature. And then man will be immortal.
     
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  3. Naturelles Future Scientist Registered Senior Member

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    I do see your point, but I'm just saying that nature is also quite astounding, and shouldn't be looked down at.

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  5. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    Nature is nature. It has no will.

    Perfect for our exploitation, you could say.
     
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  7. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    Only a select few do these amazing things. It seems most humans are no more inventive than other primates. :shrug:
     
  8. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    As a negative utilitarian and a humanist I would kill human, no question. Human suffering is worth more then whale suffering, thus euthanizing the human so it does not feel pain anymore (or can cause pain others) is the best option. Of course such an option is simply to horrible by those means, but as a transhumanist I believe technology will someday provide the ability for us to remove all the evil and painful parts of humanity from our psych, thus euthanizing pain its self rather than the person.
     
  9. Roman Banned Banned

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    It depends.
    If it's a stranger; I'd pick the whales over the person. If it was a friend, I'd pick the friend.
     
  10. Roman Banned Banned

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    AHAHAHAHA!!!!
    NEGATIVE UTILITARIAN!!!

    Priceless.
     
  11. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    I'm glad someone finally got that joke.
     
  12. Xylene Valued Senior Member

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    Hmmm, flying whales landing on you...yes, I could see that as a bit of a worry

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  13. chris4355 Registered Senior Member

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    man... and I was expecting some heated debates between animal rights activists and umm.. non-animal right activists...

    but I guess sci-forums is a peaceful place now.
     
  14. hypewaders Save Changes Registered Senior Member

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    I consider the question a matter of 9:1 sentient beings, also endangered species vs. planetary plague (I voted "Save the Whales").
     
  15. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Americans have the right to bear arms.
    Does that include harpoons?

    If some sneaky whale is hanging around your ranch at night, can you 'poon it?
     
  16. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    What about a baby tiger and a baby Orangutan versus a human?

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    Baby animals. Awwww!

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    Human. Pffft!
     
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  17. chris4355 Registered Senior Member

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    I really like cats. so baby tiger wins it for me.

    i would really like to have a pet tiger one day.
     
  18. Naturelles Future Scientist Registered Senior Member

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    Same here, but I'd like a Snow Leopard instead of a tiger.
     
  19. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    A jaguar for me, their fucking awesome! Did you know they can crush a man's skull like an egg, no other cat can do that!
     
  20. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    and all three of you probably have no idea how to take care of exotics.
     
  21. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    No, we will die, it will be glorious.
     
  22. Naturelles Future Scientist Registered Senior Member

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    I'll just have it as a cub, and let it off into a zoo for a breeding program

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  23. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I'd still choose the human.
     

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