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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Yes, I would.

    No, I don't think this has much application to any kind of real life scenario. Like many hypotheticals, it states things that frankly are extremely unlikely to occur in a natural scenario.
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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    This hypothetical scenario is an attempt to gauge one's moral position on torture. It is not meant to elicit idiotic references to the television show 24. That a hypothetical is unlikely to occur is irrelevant - they are intended to subject our moral suppositions to scrutiny by forcing us to make a choice. Having said that, please answer the question with a YES or NO answer followed by an explanation.

    If you had to brutally torture a person in order to save the lives of your family, would you do it?

    The hypothetical assumes said person is a murderous thug who is directly responsible for endangering your family.


    Answer: Yes.

    Explanation: Because I hold the lives of my family in a higher regard than murderous thugs.
    no, because informations gathered thanks to torture worth nothing.

    If I was prevented from sleeping and eating during one week, alone in a cold room without light and full of spiders, and waterboarded, I could say false things in order to get out of that. These informations are not reliable.

    Even policemen are told not to be too brutal, because sometimes intimidation is enough to make people make false confessions. Imagine a prisonner in front of 3 CIA guys...

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Personally, I'd torture the **** out of someone simply to get a bowl of chocolate pudding... let alone to save someone's life.


    And I don't even like chocolate pudding.
    foodaholic, tucker?
    or just a sweet tooth?
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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    no, because informations gathered thanks to torture worth nothing.

    If I was prevented from sleeping and eating during one week, alone in a cold room without light and full of spiders, and waterboarded, I could say false things in order to get out of that. These informations are not reliable.

    Even policemen are told not to be too brutal, because sometimes intimidation is enough to make people make false confessions. Imagine a prisonner in front of 3 CIA guys...
    So what would you do? Nothing? Ask them politely? Whats your solution?
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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Given a scenario where I had to extract information from someone in order to save a life, that someone would endure a lot of pain until that life I need to save is again standing next to me, safe and sound.

    I would start with an air hose up his butt, and inflate his intestines just enough to cause pain. Doctors do that to us when doing a barium enema, so I know that a little more pressure than they use will likely do the job....
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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    foodaholic, tucker?
    or just a sweet tooth?
    Neither. Like I said, I don't even like chocolate pudding.

    I'm a huge fan of torture though.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Neither. Like I said, I don't even like chocolate pudding.

    I'm a huge fan of torture though.
    SOME people just beg for torture. I say play by the rules of your enenmy. If we ever catch OBL, we should remove his head using an old wornout hacksaw blade....
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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Does this question presuppose that you know he's a murderous thug, and you know that he knows something worth torturing him over?


    The hypothetical assumes said person is a murderous thug who is directly responsible for endangering your family.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    [B]If you had to brutally torture a person in order to save the lives of your family, would you do it?
    In an instant.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    And I don't even like chocolate pudding.
    What are you, some kind of communist???

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