posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 12:22 PM
I think most Americans anyway, would probably make better candles than food.
As far as eating people goes... If you are one of the types who has come to the metaphysical conclusion that once you die there is nothing else
because you are positive there is nothing after death (eventhough such a definitive conclusion is just as metaphysical as believing there is an
afterlife because you can't prove anything which happens after death either way), then you're probably also the type who will kill your neighbor and
eat them figuring this life is it, there's nothing else, and you won't be judged for it anyway, so why not fry up the neighbor?
For the less metaphysical and more rational, I think it would depend upon what the odds of long-term survival "if" they turned cannibal would be in
comparison to if they do not. In other words, if you are stuck in antarctica somewhere and there is no hope for rescue and you are going to starve to
death anyway, why bother? Unless you are so in touch with calling yourself an animal that you can't control yourself and you simply have to eat your
buddy even if it only means it will buy you another week or two of life.
I'd like to believe the overwhelming majority of well-functioning humans would reject cannibalism unless there were absolutely no alternative, and
even then only if they thought it was actually going to keep them alive rather than just buy them another week before they die. On the other hand I
know there is a large percentage of people out there who see absolutely no difference between their self and a rabid mountain lion, who have their
minds made up that this life is it and that is that despite the obvious metaphysical conclusion they are drawing (the rest of us just say we don't
know, because that's all we can say and remain rational), so I plan not to let anyone near me, and everyone is suspect of potentially turning on me
and wanting to eat me.