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I'd just say that murder's morally wrong because I define morally wrong as deleterious to society (what's a better word there?), and if everybody murdered each other all the time, society would fail.
What if everyone only stuck it in the poopshoot?

davo, what's your brand for this (platonic, existentialism, utilitarianism, etc.)?
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Are you asking if that's immoral because no children would be born and society would fail?
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davo, what's your brand for this (platonic, existentialism, utilitarianism, etc.)?
I'll get to this later, after Bishop replies. Going to get my swole on.
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Is that code for coke?
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Are you asking if that's immoral because no children would be born and society would fail?
Of course in devil's advocate fashion, but if everyone did the dirty only the dirtiest way, society would fail.
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That's a great question, but I think there's an easy answer. Vaginal intercourse isn't the only way to have a baby. Artificial insemination, etc.
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Carry on then. That's actually a pretty subjectivist/relativist opinion, and it flirts with both consequentialism and Kant's deontological categorical imperative. Consequentialism is somewhat of a negative ethics and the strongest case it has for a positive ethics (what you ought to do, rather than what you oughtn't) is utilitarianism, which is by and large terrible. And the categorical imperative can suck an egg.
Yeah, I'd mostly limit myself to negative ethics. Forget doing the greatest good for most people, just live and let live. Don't interfere with someone else's life. Like I said earlier, I think morality basically is relative, but what's more interesting to me is that certain moralities are more conducive to society and its attendant benefits than others.

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We all know Irish babies are delicious, but what are you asking?
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Good...



You first.
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Granny don't!
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The outdated-300-years-ago utilitarianism of The Moral Landscape. Maybe it wasn't you who is such a big fan. Might not even have been on this site. I'm just really sick of his sh.t.
Yeah, you were thinking of McDevy (formerly Borat? I dunno, stupid name changes).
 

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