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Wed 27 Jan, 2010 11:06 pm - Thank you for your thoughtful responses. It seems that for most of us, the answer to the question posed in the OP is an intuitive No. Good. It does not matter how large a benefit we will... (view)
Sat 23 Jan, 2010 09:55 pm - Please consider the following thought experiment: Assume that Roger, a brilliant biomedical researcher, has designed an experiment that will yield data crucial in finding a cure for cancer. The... (view)
Sat 19 Dec, 2009 12:06 pm - [QUOTE=mickalos;112682]If something is unnecessary, without qualification, it means that it is possible to avoid. As it is always possible to refrain from causing intentional harm, providing we are... (view)
Thu 17 Dec, 2009 06:35 pm - [QUOTE=Jebediah;112243]Ants have an interest in remaining alive as well. If you put them in your microwave (an odd example but I remember it from the straight dope) they will avoid the heat rays.... (view)
Thu 17 Dec, 2009 06:14 pm - [QUOTE=Zetetic11235;112232]Okeiosis:You have yet to establish that your position is worth considering as you have yet to establish why we should accept your assumptions and arbitrary value system... (view)
Thu 17 Dec, 2009 05:26 pm - [QUOTE=Jebediah;112034]And since you made the dividing line pain rather than life (so that you don't have to include ants), you are left unable to argue against raising an animal in comfort,... (view)
Thu 10 Dec, 2009 09:41 pm - [QUOTE=Locke;109998]I believe it is all a matter of one's opinion. If you believe that it is wrong, then don't eat animals. If you believe that it isn't wrong, then go ahead and... (view)
Thu 10 Dec, 2009 06:49 pm - I hope you don't mind, but I've rearranged the order of your previous post for clarity. [QUOTE=Jebediah;109692] 1) All humans have equal consideration rights 2) Nonhuman animals have... (view)
Wed 9 Dec, 2009 01:29 am - [QUOTE=Jebediah;109523]I appreciate you taking the time, my posts haven't been very concise.[/QUOTE] My pleasure. I appreciate your willingness to debate the issue maturely. [QUOTE]Out of... (view)
Tue 8 Dec, 2009 11:25 pm - [QUOTE=Jebediah;109464]Do you consider the human right to life to be greater than an animals? Going back to the lion example, if a starving lion was attacking a giraffe you might not shoot the... (view)
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