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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Genocide is the worst crime against humanity.

    Naturally narcissists think the murder of individuals ranks with genocide.
    @Mole --

    A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic. -- attributed to Josef Stalin
    "Love never needs time. But friendship always needs time. More and more and more time, up to long past midnight." -- The Crime of Captain Gahagan

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    Quote Originally Posted by grey_beard View Post
    @five sounds --

    Math was not your strong suit in school, I take it? /INTJ math-Nazi>

    100,000,000
    - 70,000,000
    ___________
    30,000

    Hah! You're right that it wasn't.

    It's those details man. I actually went back and edited my post because I originally had 70,000 written...

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    you have laid your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by five sounds View Post
    Hah! You're right that it wasn't.

    It's those details man. I actually went back and edited my post because I originally had 70,000 written...

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    ...and I am sure that the other 69, 930, 000 people in that cohort are just *thrilled*.
    I'll bet you just made their day.

    Good thing you're ENFP and not INFP or you'd be all

    (which would just add to the carnage).

    ...oh, while we're at it, Happy Easter.

    (I'm Catholic and gave up alcohol for lent. I'll bet I know what's in *my* Easter Basket...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post
    is it worse to kill 100,000,000 people out of a population of 10 billion or kill 70,000,000 but also by doing so killing off a whole culture

    What do you think? And why
    Why do you ask? That was my first response.

    Are you working on a bio geniuses weapon and having trouble deciding which place to use it?

    Are you getting ready to nuke some place and need to justify your actions? Or are you writing a story about somebody who's doing these things?

    Are the deaths of these people the result of a war? Of an invasion?

    In answer to your question, both are equally devastating ...if you or someone you love is among the population that has been targeted.

    The thing about murder that makes it so wrong, in my opinion, is that it is the ultimate act of one human being's deification of self to the point that a person decides that he or she has the ultimate authority over the mortality others.

    There are cases of self defense or defense of innocents, but that's a different can of worms.
    A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese

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    This is an Okcupid question thing, isn't it?
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    Kind of reminds me of -


    but the trolley problem highlights the significance of inaction, whereas the OP highlights the significance of survival tools.

    I'm guessing that the 70,000,000 were engendered by this particular culture, and since it's so local, I'd also guess that the loss would have little to no impact on those who weren't involved.

    Furthermore, cultures are just different iterations of the same core archetypes, so 'killing' off only one culture would be more like hacking a branch off a tree. Only under extreme, unlikely circumstances would just one branch save the whole.

    So I think killing 100,000,000 people would be worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grey_beard View Post
    @Mole --

    A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic. -- attributed to Josef Stalin
    This is special pleading by one of histories greatest mass murderers.

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