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:

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

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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: