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2:00 am, Dec 21 2020
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Yes, of course. And anyone who really believes otherwise, when *truly* starving, is lying to themselves.

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11:00 am, Dec 21 2020
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No. We're supposed to learn those previously unlearned survival skills and to take risks in nature without throwing away our humanity.

One of humanity's greatest gifts is the extraordinary ability to think and learn. What, am I supposed to pretend that I'm not a capable person who can't learn about hunting or plants? Then that makes me an evolutionary dead-end and perhaps not even human.

If however you remove all food sources except for the dead corpse, then I leave the poll and condemn you for trying to create a twisted fantasy world that you call "hypothetical" that should never be allowed to exist in our world, and trying to challenge human morality for the sake of your morbid and twisted curiosity.

Post #787637 - Reply to (#787627) by HikaruYami
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Yes, of course. And anyone who really believes otherwise, when *truly* starving, is lying to themselves.

Ditto. Am with you on this one.
Humans are best when we fight for our survival.
I would attempt to eat the plants in the area - if that does not work, I would cook the body and eat it. Survival and hunger.

Post #787645 - Reply to (#787636) by Erazen
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One of humanity's greatest gifts is the extraordinary ability to think and learn. What, am I supposed to pretend that I'm not a capable person who can't learn about hunting or plants? Then that makes me an evolutionary dead-end and perhaps not even human.

You do realize that you repeated the same argument for why people hate minority groups that demand reparations, welfare programs, and social justice, right?

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I'm unsure whether I'd consider it detestable, with how desperate I'd likely be. Ideally, I'd decline, but morals and the like quickly go out the window when things go south in the worst ways, and that's understandable.

Plus I've eaten whatever's been left in the fridge or on the shelf long after they've expired just because I've felt a bit hungry. Being hopelessly famished would be another thing entirely.

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11:58 am, Dec 22 2020
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I voted no. But I probably totally would, if I couldn't eat anything else and was actually, badly starving.
But that body would be my last option. I'd try fishing first and vegetation. Oh and... Bugs. Would probably resort to bugs first, most are edible after all.

Post #787662 - Reply to (#787645) by Transdude1996
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You do realize that you repeated the same argument for why people hate minority groups that demand reparations, welfare programs, and social justice, right?

As a member of a very small and insignificant ethnic minority, I think that minority groups DEMANDING welfare programs, social justice and reparations should do some scuba diving in an active volcano.

By the way, that still doesn't change the fact that the poll's scenario is extremely limiting and requires you to pretend that you're an invalid whose only options are eating the corpse or die.

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10:26 am, Dec 23 2020
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Morals aside, there's quite a few pragmatic issues with the situation in question. Basically, eating any corpse whose source and cause of death is unknown is very dangerous, not to mention the possibility of getting some extremely nasty illnesses from eating a human corpse (piron diseases are especially terrible, the example of Kuru will give you a good idea of what I mean). Additionally, human meat is apparently low in nutrition, which is one reason why carnivores usually avoid human meat (that and apparently we taste terrible). In that situation, it's probably safer to risk eating some plants than going for any corpses you find (and they'll probably give more nourishment anyway).

If you were in the situation of some historical prisoners, such as those mentioned in Dante (I forget where in the Inferno), then the situation changes a bit. Starvation is the single biggest cause of cannibalism, as human history can attest, but it is not the only reaction. Personally, in that situation, I think I'd end up going for my own flesh or just get depressed and wither away. Hypotheticals are difficult.

Post #787668 - Reply to (#787662) by Rounin
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As a member of a very small and insignificant ethnic minority, I think that minority groups DEMANDING welfare programs, social justice and reparations should do some scuba diving in an active volcano.

That's not going to stop people from calling you a "white supremacist" (No, I am not joking).

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By the way, that still doesn't change the fact that the poll's scenario is extremely limiting and requires you to pretend that you're an invalid whose only options are eating the corpse or die.

That's the problem with a lot of hypotheticals. That's why I said "Kill them all" for the trolley problem several weeks back.

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Quote from Rounin
I think that minority groups DEMANDING welfare programs, social justice and reparations should do some scuba diving in an active volcano.


Do you live in a country without universal or guaranteed healthcare? Just wondering if you have a complete concept of aid that you imagined when you said you despise it. Also can you define social justice & reparations for me, because I am doubting your knowledge on the nuance of those words & ideas as well.

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No. I'd eat grass first. boil it in water first if possible. though there's no way I'd find a pot in the middle of nowhere.

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