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    Absolute Logic

    There is logic, emotion, "right", "wrong", and every other preconcieved notion out there.

    I am posting an ordeal where one chooses between absolute logic and emotion. Stick to the story, make your choice, and explain why.
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    Let us say you and your mother were lost in the frozen barren woods. You had kindling, a lighter, a knife, rocks, and little hope. Your mother was slowly succumbing to the atmosphere and neither of you had food. (Here we go) Would you kill your mother and survie through cannibalism because absolute logic dictates that you must do so to survive? Or would you let her be because you love her and would rather starve?

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    That is all. I'm trying to illuminate why absolute logic cares not for morality or emotions. I am showing why emotions are an important and credible aspect in argumentation. There is no other alternatives in this story. It must be a hard choice with deep reasons.

    What are your thoughts and, more importantly, what would you do?

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    Re: Absolute Logic

    That's a no-brainer... I'd let her be.

    In fact, I can't imagine that my answer would be any different no matter who it was that was with me.

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    Re: Absolute Logic

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    That's a no-brainer... I'd let her be.

    In fact, I can't imagine that my answer would be any different no matter who it was that was with me.
    So it is emotions and morality over logic with this one..

    Is emotion and morality greater than logic, Grim17?

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    Re: Absolute Logic

    Given the fact that, in your story, there's no indication that either of us would ultimately survive or get out of the situation, there isn't much of a point to killing her and eating her, except to prolong your own suffering a little longer, is there?

    So no, I wouldn't do it. No logic to it.
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    Re: Absolute Logic

    I'd eat her only if she died. I wouldn't kill her myself. If she were still alive, I'd try to do my best so that the both of us survived.
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    Re: Absolute Logic

    I dont agree that the decision defines absolute logic

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    Re: Absolute Logic

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Given the fact that, in your story, there's no indication that either of us would ultimately survive or get out of the situation, there isn't much of a point to killing her and eating her, except to prolong your own suffering a little longer, is there?
    So no, I wouldn't do it. No logic to it.
    If that was what the OP implied, that there was no hope in doing such, this thread would not exist.

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    Re: Absolute Logic

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    I dont agree that the decision defines absolute logic
    Of course not. Many don't.

    I see that emotions and notions of morality are keeping people from doing what logic in its purest form dictates.

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    Re: Absolute Logic

    For the purposes of the thread has the object of this situation already produced offspring?
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    Re: Absolute Logic

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    For the purposes of the thread has the object of this situatio already produced offspring?
    Don't spam this thread. Or this forum, for that matter, as you consistently do.

    I've noticed that you merely post short responses with no substantial logical meat. But I suppose you should be happy, though; you're the main reason I have this new quote in my sig.

    Cheers.

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