View Poll Results: Would you have the hypothetical life extending treatment?

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  • Yes, and I have children in real life

    8 14.55%
  • No, and I have children in real life

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  • Yes, and I have no children in real life

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Thread: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This thread is proof again that no matter how carefully you word the question, some one will still find the loophole. Please try and play along with the premise: treatment = 50 % chance no kids.
    Fine, I'd just have sex twice as much.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Fine, I'd just have sex twice as much.
    So just two times?
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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This thread is proof again that no matter how carefully you word the question, some one will still find the loophole. Please try and play along with the premise: treatment = 50 % chance no kids.
    But your thread states that there are no right answers.
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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Fine, I'd just have sex twice as much.
    or go without it twice longer

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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    live longer but without one of the best purposes for living?

    no thanks

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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This thread is proof again that no matter how carefully you word the question, some one will still find the loophole. Please try and play along with the premise: treatment = 50 % chance no kids.
    Well you did throw in the "other."

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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    If such 'treatment' was possible over 99% of the world population would go through it.
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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    So just two times?
    Yep.
    So follow me into the desert
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    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    I'm a father of two little ninjas. I wouldn't want to take the treatment because:
    • What if I could get it and they couldn't?
    • What if I got it and my closest friends didn't?
    • What if it somehow screwed up what children I was able to have?
    • Overpopulation's bad enough now...
    • The security of the human race lies in the fact that we don't live forever, that new people pop up on a regular basis and make changes to the paradigm.
    In short, Redress, if you're looking for the chief reasons I'd never do it, Orson Scott Card's stories about Capital pretty much sum it up. Even if I wasn't a dad, I still wouldn't do it.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Hypothetical Question, No Right Answers

    Sure. I'm childfree, so I don't care much about that theoretical side effect. I'd hope it would make me sterile, actually. Do you have any idea how hard it is to get fixed? Apparently I'm smart enough to decide to have kids, but not smart enough to decide not to.

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