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Morality and Lifeboats

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Burk Jan 27, 2011. 47 Replies

I was on another website discussing Humanism, and someone posted this:A moral question I'd like to ask humanists (who I think are really just in-the-closet Christians). If you start with the axiom…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jill Henderson Nov 17, 2010. 2 Replies

I found the link to Atheist Nexus in the back of Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. I checked out the forums, and this seemed like the place for me, so hello!I guess…Continue

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Gary Burk replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"Dr. Marc, The approx. 7x10^9 of us (the "Inferior Animals" projected to reach 9x10^9 by 2050) suggest we're doing OK at staying alive so far. What proof are you suggesting? Certainly the Earth still outweighs us, but in terms of…"
Jan 27, 2011
Park Bierbower replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"Really?  I hope this is an obtuse attempt at sarcasm. Overpopulation has very little to do with space on the planet; if anything, its about the rising population in contrast to the infrastructure and necessary resources that people need to…"
Jan 23, 2011
Prog Rock Girl replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"You're seriously using this obviously religious website to convince atheists that overpopulation is not a problem?"
Jan 23, 2011
TNT666 replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"YES to the sea turtles!"
Jan 23, 2011
TNT666 replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"And may Gods children populate the Earth ..."
Jan 23, 2011
Jas Brimstone replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"I'd just tell him, "Screw the lifeboats, it's all about sea turtles, mate!""
Jan 23, 2011
Jim replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"And there you have it. Homosexuality is officially a choice."
Jan 23, 2011
Gary Burk replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"As usual, I'm late to this party. Nevertheless . . .      I suggest the best solution to the lifeboat problem is for the person who has the power or authority to decide the order of boarding  ( "the Captain" )to…"
Jan 21, 2011
Park Bierbower replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"I would agree with the young women, but having older males might actually be better.  they aren't as aggressive, they don't lose their reproductive capacity, typically they are more learned, and they have more wisdom and diplomatic…"
Jan 1, 2011
Alan Burnham replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"A moose once bit my sister..."
Dec 17, 2010
Michael Black replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"I am fine with who ever gets to the boats first. I would attempt to have my children first and then my wife. After that I will get in if there is room. No one will look after my children the same way that I will, and I think the ideal of sacrifice…"
Dec 4, 2010
John Cameron replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"There is no possible way to prove which of these three options is the most morally correct with the information supplied. I would go further and say there is no way to prove any of the infinite number of possible answers is able to be proven more…"
Nov 30, 2010
Steve replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"First, this guy is obviously a Christian who doesn't really understand what Christianity and Humanism stand for. Men and women most clearly do not have the same reproductive value. In the time it takes a woman to produce a child a man can…"
Nov 25, 2010
Edward Casey replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"if a boat is sinking, who should go first to the life boats? The only answer possible in this impossible scenario is "not me"."
Nov 25, 2010
Louis replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"Wow. He's asking you who you would allow to die and there is no good answer, only degrees of bad answers. First I'm curious what the out-of-the-closet asshole would do... pray, I guess. For me, take those most likely to help the others…"
Nov 25, 2010
Miguel replied to Tom Overton's discussion Morality and Lifeboats
"I have to admit these answers really cracked me up, whether your arguments about reproductive or biological value were meant to be funny or not – I hope they were tongue-in-cheek. Let’s face it, no one would ever make such arguments and…"
Nov 24, 2010

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At 3:51pm on November 7, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Tom. Welcome to this friendly community of freethinkers who see that religion is nothing but a fraud used to control vulnerable people, often starting with defenceless children.

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We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with over 2000 members and almost 350 discussion topics.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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