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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Ethics or philosophy the trolly problem is a sharp piece of reasoning which I think deserves to be applied to the ill conceived normative struggles of the day.

    Its not.

    It would be better if it were understood and it were applied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Heteronormative society for the win. That is all.

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    Also Jaguar is a buttmunch.

    Infraction was worth it

    I think an infraction for that nonsense you're posting would be a bit much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burningranger View Post
    As a Fi-er I stick with my lonesome homie and let the group die a horrible death. It's their fucking karma. I won't make it mine.
    You see the irony here, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StonedPhilosopher View Post
    Yeah, that's usually how you get slavery and shit, carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    I think an infraction for that nonsense you're posting would be a bit much.
    Calling you a butt munch was what I meant, other stuff is free speech and shit, dontcha know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain curmudgeon View Post
    You see the irony here, right?
    When the wind blows and the snow falls, the lone wolf dies, the pack survives.

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    Ah utilitarianism. The greater good. I believe a great man had something to say about this very idea:

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain curmudgeon View Post
    You see the irony here, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    When the wind blows and the snow falls, the lone wolf dies, the pack survives.
    Every other day (when the snow is not falling) the pack robs the wolf of his individuality and takes turns in raping his soul. That's why he became a lone wolf in the first place.
    You are the only possible steward of what your soul deems as right and wrong...so you should always be on your own side before anyone else...alive or dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Calling you a butt munch was what I meant, other stuff is free speech and shit, dontcha know?

    No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StonedPhilosopher View Post
    Today was my first day of Senior year, and in "Ethics in the Modern World" there was a question on the board--mentioned in the thread title--that was something along these lines:



    This is what I jotted down in my notebook:



    The teacher tallied up everyone's answers and found that >80% of the ~20 kids made the same choice. We didn't have any discussion on what each choice would entail besides what was on the board (each class on the first day is 15 minutes long to just sort of get acquainted with it, so it was kind of justified).

    Anyway, why would anyone choose the other option? Because by pulling the lever, you'd be sort of committing murder by willingly killing someone who would've originally lived? But if you didn't pull the lever, you'd be willingly killing five people by not intervening.

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    My thought: you should have figured all that stuff out on your own years ago.
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    I read someone answer this question by saying the body parts would eventually stack up and stop the train, so best not to do anything. Not sure they understand physics but congrats on becoming a nihilist.
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    The one people usually decide to do nothing on is the bus one where pushing the fat guy in front of the bus saves others down the line from being hit. I guess killing by pulling a lever is more acceptable than having to physically push a guy to his death.

    It's probably why it's easier to get people to kill with drones than say actually have to grab a man and stab him in the heart, feel him convulse, watch his eyes grip yours in the horrible realization that he's dying and then feel the warm rush of his blood cover your hands.
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