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Hypothetical "What do you save" situation
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Which do you save?
The Human
56%
 56%  [ 23 ]
The Collected Works of Shakespeare
43%
 43%  [ 18 ]
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Major Tom



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bring a big knife
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Michael



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe if we can get everyone to memorise the complete (unabridged) works of William Shakespeare...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dibs on the page numbers
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

big tattoos?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stage actors.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The collected works, of course.

While saving a human might be a cool idea, taking the last copy of Shakespeare's works would be better in the long run. Because I could claim them as my own works, and then make loads and loads of cash and be thought of as a talented writer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cletusowns wrote:
I'd go so far as to say i'd personally burn the last copy of Shakespeare and throw the ashes into the Grand Canyon if it meant someone's life.


Even Hitler's?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Guy! wrote:
cletusowns wrote:
I'd go so far as to say i'd personally burn the last copy of Shakespeare and throw the ashes into the Grand Canyon if it meant someone's life.


Even Hitler's?

He was able to conquer most of Europe.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the end, it doesn't really matter either way. I'd just flip a coin. That's right, I'm being fatalistic. And it's refreshing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you were being fatalistic it wouldn't make much sense to flip a coin.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brain in a Vat on a Trolley!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amilam wrote:
If you were being fatalistic it wouldn't make much sense to flip a coin.

It makes sense. Guaranteed to land on either heads or tails, yeah?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

collected works...they'd be lots lighter than a person, and i'm a wuss.
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Amilam



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spanky wrote:
Amilam wrote:
If you were being fatalistic it wouldn't make much sense to flip a coin.

It makes sense. Guaranteed to land on either heads or tails, yeah?


Again, that's not fatalism, the fact that you use the word "or" shows you're not grasping the concept.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crossbow wrote:
the value of a human versus the value of a written work created by a human? seems to me that a person would be better, since they have the ability to create something even more moving and influential than shakespear, where as books will stay just books.


But the person would also have the ability to do teribble deeds and kill hundreds of people, while the book would stay a book.
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