Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:35 pm
by Holy-Fool-P-Zombie
Let me share my zombie anology again - which I shared elsewhere,

I'm a big fan of the Walking Dead on AMC, which is also a long running and popular comic book. In case you haven't seen it, it's a great program. And zombies are a favorite topic of professional philosophers. But it's also a good thought experiment, for what we are talking about here. How do we deal with the zombie population in a post apocalypse world? Suppose we had a manual from a super scientific genius, on how to deal with the issue. But the writing is ambiguous on what solution to implement. Here are the solutions:


    Destroy the zombies. This is the annihilation approach
    Save all the zombies and have them join the human population


From my reading of the manual, all three positions are possible. But the last solution for me is a hope (after all, it is possible) and the middle solution sounds like the most practical reading.

Of course, we could be wrong in our understanding: