I think I should be grateful this thread doesn't have a poll. If it did, I imagine it would be one of those that would cause me a week-long depression as a result of half of humanity not being able to think critically and properly.
I'd sacrifice the kid. In this kind of scenario, the billions of lives aren't only objectively worth more to humanity, they should also subjectively be worth more to a person than their own child. That is, if you aren't a misanthrope who thinks humanity deserves to die. A viewpoint I'm getting so sick of that it's beyond words.
I don't have children, so this process would very quickly result in me getting laid.
I approve on this one.
How old is the first born? If I were the first born I would sacrifice myself wether my parent(s) agreed to it or not.
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I would in a heartbeat...... Yes, I hate kids/babies that much, sue me
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Sparing billions likely includes bankers and lawyers, so that would be a big no. Also, you get ahead in life by being selfish, so no. If you remove guilt from the equation then I don't think there is any reason why you would actually.
Works a lot like this, forced by World to sacrifice your firstborn, later judged and spoken negatively of by quite a lot of people, shunned by the society you live in. Sure it sounds like you're doing the world a favor at first but after that? Hypocrisy ensues.
These hypotheticals always piss me off on MMO-C threads because you get 3 types of people:
1) people who don't understand what hypotheticals are
2) people who bring in their own agendas and rant behind them
3) the few who get it
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No, wouldn't sacrifice my child to save humanity. Rather give him a fighting chance of trying to survive a nuclear war and hope that we survive.
Mankind wouldn't survive a nuclear war at all, so my child wouldn't survive either.
It does not matter what I'll do, my child dies.
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Thought would not even cross my mind.
Wouldn't people just come and take your kid by force anyway?
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I would round up 10 poor kids in trade.
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