posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 04:46 PM
I think a person would have to first have known what it was like to be truly hungry. I don't mean peckish, I mean to the point where one
contemplates gnawing on their shoe leather for nutrient. I've not been that hungry, although I was once in a situation where I was injured, away
from civilization, and while I had a water source, I had only a few sticks of jerkey. My own stupid fault for assuming a 'day walk' would see me
home at the end of the day. I went six days on those few sticks, and now I know a little more of what I'm made of.
I don't think most of us have the knowledge and experience to properly evaluate your question, myself included. If the situation is in an area that
is snowed/iced in, and foraging is out of the question, then things could likely change quickly.
I don't think I'll have to make those choices. We've chosen to make our stand here where we live, and I can't imagine a situation that would
devoid a resourceful person with skills from providing their own sustenance, however I'll freely admit that places like this seem somewhat rare.
It's a real and valid question. I think if you find yourself even having to ask the question in a real situation, then most likely the moral
standards we impose upon ourselves have ceased to matter. I like to think that if the situation was that bad, then eating human flesh would only
delay my eventual demise by a few weeks, and so what's the point?
Note to self: do NOT schedule any Andean flyovers.