Originally posted by TheDuckster
1. Chad - Harvard Graduate. Engineering is his forte. He recently found out that he might possibly be 'sterile' - due to previous
2. Ben - Healthy and verile male. Yet, egotistical, and has many biases towards others because of his upbringing. Doesn't subscribe to
authority very well.
3. Maria - Surgeon/Physician. Her husband left her 4 yrs. ago, and she hasn't trusted the male species since then.
4. Cecil - Diabetic. Has almost 3 yrs. of Insulin supply. Hardworking individual; no task is too menial.
5. Brenda - 5 months pregnant. Candidate #4 - 'Cecil' - is her husband. Very hard working individual
6. Rachel - Ordained Minister. Taught Theology for 25 years. Excellent teacher.
I would definitely choose the engineer, sterile or not. It hasn't been proven that he is not sterile so he very well could be and he has to be
intelligent because he is engineer, that profession is not easy.
I would also definitely choose ben as he is a healthy male, even though he has egotistical problems( which will probably work themselves out in a
isolated environment), and because his disrespect for authority could come in handy if situations get escalated with someone else that finds their way
in or a corrupt pre-appointed leader who could lead the group into disaster. I also believe that he would not be against his authority, to the point
of violence, because his problem is only with his own attitude and not the destruciton of the group. Ben is also a good candidate because of one
word, healthy. Good stock. his children wouldn't have to be just like him.
Maria would also be one of my choices because she is a surgeon and she, being against men, would keep ben in check. This is a very obvious choice for
Brenda. Definitely. This is due to the fact that she is pregnant, which means fertile, as well as she is a hard worker which always pays off in the
end. Her child would become a problem later on, because he would be an extra mouth to feed, but the child would feed off of breast milk for a long
time, possibly the entirety of their stay because women do not stop producing milk unless the baby stops feeding off of the breasts. The child would
also be another healthy individual to have to help with the, ahem, progeny of the new human race.
This one was a hard decision for me because i really do hate organized religion and having rachael be their would be horrible for me because
christianity, or something like it, would be spread throughout the new human race. I apologize to any christians out there but that is just my
personal opinion, its not that i don't like you as a person, i just don't like religion. But, I would keep rachael because this "faith" would keep
the surviving humans together because it would bind them together and give them a false sense of hope which is inherent to survival of humans.
that leaves ol' cecil. It doesn't matter that he is married to brenda because the emotions of their loss would pass, well just for brenda it would
pass because cecil would be dead and in turn have no emotions. Brenda would get over his death eventually and be a productive member of the community.
Cecil would have died after 3 years anyway and if he was able to reproduce with another his stock would be corrupted. Even his child with brenda has a
chance of dying. Give him the axe and think about the betterment of the human race.
again that is just my opinion.
great post this was fun!!