Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

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If you had to choose, when you burn the Mona Lisa or a live dog?

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Dog
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#21  Postby devogue » Sep 25, 2018 7:07 pm

Fallible wrote:Who the hell would kill an animal for a picture?


Four of the eleven people who have voted so far.

I wouldn’t but I can see that some people might value thousands more years of human wonder and awe at the painting over the death of an anonymous animal. Such an attitude may disturb me but I would be interested to see the gamut of reactions because I think that the preservation of great cultural treasures might blur the line in some people’s moral compass.
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#22  Postby Fallible » Sep 25, 2018 7:08 pm

Four people say they would in an anonymous online poll. Not really the same thing.
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#23  Postby zulumoose » Sep 25, 2018 7:09 pm

There is a whole series of test questions based on scenarios like this one, most famously involving a runaway cart and a fat person on a bridge, or something of that nature. Basically the idea is that we all start off agreeing that we won't murder an innocent to save a couple of strangers, and as the situation becomes less and less clear cut we all develop difficulty as to where we would draw the line.

Not the sort of test I would want to participate in.
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#24  Postby laklak » Sep 25, 2018 7:23 pm

What if it was the Mona Lisa or Justin Bieber?
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#25  Postby TopCat » Sep 25, 2018 8:03 pm

What if it was a fairly unpleasant dog? It's just bitten your significant other with no provocation.
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#26  Postby felltoearth » Sep 25, 2018 11:37 pm

Fallible wrote:Who the hell would kill an animal for a picture?

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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#27  Postby BWE » Sep 25, 2018 11:43 pm

I got it backwards in the vote, thinking it meant which would I save. I would save the dog. I voted to burn the dog though. Whoops.
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#28  Postby Spinozasgalt » Sep 25, 2018 11:45 pm

Is the dog gay? Because Da Vinci was kinda gay and that makes the Mona Lisa gay. You can't burn gay culture. But if the dog is gay, then that skews it the other way. Can't kill a gay creature.
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#29  Postby Hermit » Sep 25, 2018 11:50 pm

devogue wrote:I started it to see if there is any circumstance in which a lifeless object would have more value than a living creature. Perhaps my scenario is crude and ill thought out, but I hope that others will adjust it to something more thoughtful.

Yes, your scenario is ill thought out. As presented I really could not take it seriously. Hence my quips. Posts # 23, 3 and 24 suggest improvements.
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#30  Postby felltoearth » Sep 26, 2018 1:26 am

BWE wrote:I got it backwards in the vote, thinking it meant which would I save. I would save the dog. I voted to burn the dog though. Whoops.

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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#31  Postby Nicko » Sep 26, 2018 2:16 am

Fallible wrote:Who the hell would kill an animal for a picture?


Me.
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#32  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Sep 26, 2018 3:19 am

So the vote is actually 4-12 in favour of burning the Mona Lisa?
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#33  Postby zulumoose » Sep 26, 2018 6:35 am

Maybe some people got it wrong in the other direction as well.

Badly worded.
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#34  Postby Fallible » Sep 26, 2018 6:39 am

Nicko wrote:
Fallible wrote:Who the hell would kill an animal for a picture?


Me.


Knew there would be one.
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#35  Postby Cito di Pense » Sep 26, 2018 11:27 am

Burn the filosofeezer. That the choice presented was something else is irrelevant.
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#36  Postby surreptitious57 » Sep 26, 2018 3:56 pm

You burn the dog the world will be full of outrage but they will quickly forget you and move on to something else
You burn Mona the world will be full of outrage and you will be remembered for the rest of human history as the
philistine who destroyed the worlds greatest painting so you will therefore have to suffer for it as a consequence

And since you asked : sadists and psychopaths and some children would definitely kill an an animal for a picture
They would not actually need the picture they would just kill for the sake of killing because that is their nature
Also art lovers who value art more than animals would have no qualms about killing it either

Animals are nothing special because some would kill other human beings for it as well and so
anyone who saved the dog might be spending the rest of their life looking over their shoulder

I myself would refuse to take part in such a loaded scenario because it is not one I could win regardless of whatever I did
So put me up against a wall with a bullet to the brain if you have to but I am not destroying art or killing life for anybody
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#37  Postby Keep It Real » Sep 26, 2018 3:58 pm

Will there ever be a boy born who can swim as fast as a shark?
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#38  Postby surreptitious57 » Sep 26, 2018 4:00 pm


What has that got to do with the price of eggs
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#39  Postby Keep It Real » Sep 26, 2018 4:05 pm

Because it's a stupid fucking hypothetical question with no relevance to reality, albeit of some shallow intrigue due to the fact sharks/fires are sometimes violent and lethal. It's also a direct quote from The Office UK.
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#40  Postby Keep It Real » Sep 26, 2018 4:14 pm

I'm almost tempted to start some parody threads..."would you rather burn a grey dog or a white dog?" and "would you rather burn the mona lisa or the scream?"
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