Does this seem right to you?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by angrybellsprout, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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  3. Steve100 O͓͍̯̬̯̙͈̟̥̳̩͒̆̿ͬ̑̀̓̿͋ͬ ̙̳ͅ ̫̪̳͔O Valued Senior Member

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    Seems fine to me.
    As far as we know, the tree doesn't care what it looks like.
     
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  5. kenworth dude...**** it,lets go bowling Registered Senior Member

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    i think its beautiful
     
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  7. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    It cares, if it disturbs normal functioning of the tree.
    Then it tries to grow around, through, lean on one side, etc.

    But, if it doesn't hamper normal functioning, then I think it's a fantastic approach!
     
  8. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I don't think that trees are supposed to be made to grow like that. Just to make things pleasing to the human eye isn't a way to treat a tree. Better off just cutting down a tree then replanting another one to take its place and with the wood from the felled tree build the playground equipment.
     
  9. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    So its better to cut them down then to mold them into a playground?
     
  10. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    Next child you have, we can put casts and molds around his bones so that he can be molded into fancy shapes too?
     
  11. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    I can't stand Tel-Aviv and the sciences they use. To me this seems disgusting.
     
  12. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    whats wrong with it? trees arent sentient, being able to use it without killing it benefits the environment and should be encouraged.

    odd that so many would oppose this while having no objections whatsoever to trimming their hedges or mowing their lawns.
     
  13. Steve100 O͓͍̯̬̯̙͈̟̥̳̩͒̆̿ͬ̑̀̓̿͋ͬ ̙̳ͅ ̫̪̳͔O Valued Senior Member

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    No. Because the child would be conscious, unlike the tree.
     
  14. superstring01 Moderator

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    Are you serious? Really?

    While we're at it, let's ban all eating too. Because by Angry's model, cutting down wheat or digging up potatoes can be equated to chopping of the limbs of children or eating their brains.

    What a joke.

    ~String
     
  15. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Flip a coin

    We should be careful that this isn't another of his attempts at arcane sarcasm. You never know; a straightforward discussion seems a tall request in his case.

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    I'm of two minds about this. When I was younger, I read that trees really do scream, but in subsequent years—and even now, on the net—I have yet to see any real discussion of what were then called m-waves.

    And we might recall Arthur Dent's unsettled debate with a talking cow in Douglas Adams' The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (see Chapter 17).

    To the other, though, it seems that if we deliberately strive to respect a tree's right to optimal growth conditions, we're treating them better than we do people. And since we participate in the human endeavor, that just doesn't seem quite right.

    I think the idea is artistic and intriguing, but I don't think it's particularly practical.
     
  16. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    So I shuold kill them instead?

    hell, I've already cut parts of them off, poked holes in others, had my sons teeth encased in metal, control nutrition intake...hell, I control just about every freedom they have except for breathing.

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    Do you seriously think the trees care? If they were cut down do you think they would care? :bugeye:
     

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