A Guarranteed Solution to World Overpopulation

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by JimBowie1958, Nov 28, 2012.

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Is voluntary Participation in a potentially Fatal Lotery a Good One?

  1. Yes, we thin the population and get rid of lazy jerks at the same time.

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  2. No, it is inhumane to kill some for the benefit of others even if voluntary.

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  3. No, it is too expensive

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  4. I dunno

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  1. JimBowie1958
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    Have a lottery where you get a thousand dollars just for playing, but if you play you have to take a pill that could be fatally poisoned (1 chance in a thousand it is). Everyone can play as many times as they like.

    Then people could voluntarily elect themselves for possible removal to reduce the population and make money too.

    Win-win for everyone!

    Isnt this a great idea?
     
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    Does it bother you at all to know you are advocating murder?
     
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    Unless you are talking about suicide, how is it murder?

    And why should a person not have the right to do what they want with their own life anyway?
     
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    You don't see how looking for ways to take the lives of others is wrong?
     
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    It reeks of stupid. First of all, how many people are going to join this stupid lottery?

    Second of all, why not tell religious extremists to STFU and get birth control to everyone that wants it? I guarantee population growth will shrink much faster this way.
     
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    Since there is no overpopulation, it is a moot point.
     
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    Hmmmm.... a thousand to one that you die?

    What's the second prize?
     
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    No one is taking anyones life except for them when they take the pill that could be poisoned.

    You would apparently be surprised. Look at how many people do dangerous things with a similar survival rate; from base jumping (1 in 163) to smoking cigs (1 in 7) to driving to the store (1 in 98) you risk your life every day, and for what? A quick sense of pleasure? A gallon of milk? Then why not for a thousand bucks?

    http://www.nsc.org/NSC Picture Library/News/web_graphics/Injury_Facts_37.pdf

    I have never met a single person who wants birth control and cannot get it. Do you?

    You are worrying about snow snakes.
     
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    No overpopulation? What planet are you from?

    All the scientists agree that this planet was never 'meant' (whatever the hell that means) to hold more than a billion people!

    /sarc

    I tend to agree with you, but whats wrong with a little self-culling of the herd anyway?
     
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    No second prize Sherlock.

    You take your pill and you get your money with a pat on the back for good luck.

    How can there be a second prize? lol.
     

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