reply to post by Blackmarketeer
I'm not sure what cartoons those images are from, but they made me chuckle.
I think we'd all be tempted to push that button if we could hand-pick who would survive. It would give us a chance to ''play God'' and start again
from scratch with our ''chosen ones''.
reply to post by Now_Then
Heavy stuff, bro.
Maybe my hypothetical question has the potential to actually become a reality ?
I've often wondered what measures are in place to prevent a megalomaniacal leader from ordering the the ''red button'' to be pushed, thereby
instigating a full-scale nuclear war.
reply to post by grumpydaysleeper
You're right that there are more good people than bad in the world. The problem is that 99 good people are going to have their lives interfered with
by the actions of just 1 bad person.
That is the unfortunate reality.
reply to post by Huggiesunrise
It's a hypothetical concept.
Many people are focusing on the temptation to push the button, whereas the same hypothetical question could be posed through the scenario of
completing a 900-word crossword.
It wasn't the action of pushing the button that was the main premise of this thread ( although that has created quite an amusing and entertaining
diversion ) but the intent behind the ''push''.
reply to post by Danbones
A giraffe ?! Hopefully I'd become a pig; 30-minute long orgasms and no more danger of being turned into pork chops.
reply to post by Aliensun
I'm glad that you brought up the words of Siddhartha Gautama, and that you have added a spiritual perspective to the thread.
It was very remiss of me not to take into consideration people's spiritual or religious views on existence when I originally posed the question.
Obviously, these factors would play a huge part in someone's answer to the question.
reply to post by Elijio
Which is more difficult: eating fifteen dog biscuits in five minutes or doing a walking handstand for fifty yards ?
reply to post by CholmondleyWarner
I don't think that's such a good idea. What other team - apart from San Marino - would we be certain of getting 6 points from in EURO 2012 qualifying
edit on 21-2-2011 by Sherlock Holmes because: (no reason given)