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    Default Which one is worst and why?

    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

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    Those are very specific numbers. 100,000,000 people. Cultures are only adaptations in the service of survival.

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    Conflicted.

    Ok I'm not into killing people, but I'm suspending that for the sake of pondering this.

    I'm gonna say 70,000,000 (shit that's so many people!) is preferred. As much as I believe in the preservation and protection of cultures, 30,000 human lives trumps it.

    I have faith in the people who remain to keep humanity and all the life that breeds a living, growing culture to keep evolving into new cultures and languages, and valuing old cultures over new ones is more nostalgic than anything.
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    They are equally worse...

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    I would keep the culture, assuming we're withholding judgment on the culture's value. Myself and I'm sure quite a few anthropologists would trade 30 million western souls for a couple of Egyptians.

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    For me there's no question about it: killing 100 million is worse than killing 70 million and a whole culture. As much as I value different cultures, I value individual human beings even more.

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    70,000,000, simply because that's less people.

    Is there anything inherent in culture which makes it worth the lives of 30 million?

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    From the information provided, the 70mil sounds like the better bet. But my answer would depend upon the culture.

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    It depends on the type of culture that would be eliminated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garbage View Post
    From the information provided, the 70mil sounds like the better bet. But my answer would depend upon the culture.
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    It depends on the type of culture that would be eliminated.
    Is it a question of what they contribute to the rest of humanity? Or you personal like or dislike?

    If the former, what could be so unique and valuable that it can only be preserved, and deserves to be preserved, by saving this culture?

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