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The Two-Minute Philosopher #9: Who Must Survive?

A collection of previous Two-Minute Philosopher videos & responses can be found HERE.

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Comment by lima on December 20, 2010 at 4:21pm

I am out and about, so going to just write it, it would still be under two minutes.  I would prefer to save all nationalities however there are over 200 of them, I researched... so that's kinda out of the question because in order to preserve those nationalities you would need at least a few of each...  So I decided I would have to go with ethnic groups, but low and behold, its almost the same thing, just way too many, So I am going to go back to the writings of Plato and say men of the white, yellow, red, brown and black race, and try to have 20 from each group ten men, ten women, different nationalities within the groups, medically healthy people, pref young and couples able to make babies, I hate having to say that not all mankind is important, but if there are only going to be 100 people, I am also going to have to narrow the types to medical professions, electrical/mechanical engineering, woodworking, agriculture, teachers,  etc.  Professions that will be able to help others survive,  I am not too concerned about government and law  stuff as I am in the medical / agriculture situation.



Comment by SydTheSkeptic on December 20, 2010 at 4:26pm

Thanks Lima!

Comment by BlancheNoE on December 20, 2010 at 9:45pm

Well, for the sake of the planet I would only save non-functioning hermaphrodites,...and Chig. The dogs will need someone to scratch the places they can't reach.

Comment by tree on December 20, 2010 at 10:06pm


write on


Comment by SydTheSkeptic on December 20, 2010 at 10:12pm

Blanche, lol!

Comment by Pypermarru1 on December 21, 2010 at 3:36pm

My gut was to not pick anyone, just allow the species to die out, let nature do as it will.

Then my ego overwhelmed me and I decided I would randomly select 100 Atheist, myself included.  That is the only requirement.  Perish or adapt.  Let the chips fall as they may.


Comment by Pypermarru1 on December 21, 2010 at 3:37pm

Interesting question, BTW.  Where are you getting them?

Comment by spacemonkey1310 on December 21, 2010 at 6:48pm

By your use of the word "survive" I'm guessing that only people currently living now count?

Comment by SydTheSkeptic on December 21, 2010 at 10:06pm

Pyper- don't remember where the others came from but this one came from a conversation over at VH.


Space- not necessarily..   :o)

Comment by LtAdams2247 on December 22, 2010 at 2:21am
uhhh, for this you'll get a vid response. Sounds like too much fun for a comment ;-)


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