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Peter Singer: ‘Why Not Sterilize the Human Race into Extinction?’
OrthodoxNet ^ | 6/8/2010 | Peter J. Smith

Posted on 06/11/2010 9:28:12 AM PDT by ezfindit

Singer explains Benatar’s antinatalist philosophy, which bases its moral framework by weighing the consequences of existence, in this way: “everyone will suffer to some extent, and if our species continues to reproduce, we can be sure that some future children will suffer severely. Hence continued reproduction will harm some children severely, and benefit none.”

Singer then invites readers to engage in a thought experiment: "So why don’t we make ourselves the last generation on earth? If we would all agree to have ourselves sterilized then no sacrifices would be required — we could party our way into extinction!"

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: academia; atheism; babykiller; benatar; bioethics; cultureofdeath; davidbenatar; doomsday; elites; genocide; godlesscommunism; greenieweenies; infanticide; intelligentsia; lifehate; lunacy; peoplehate; petersinger; population; populationcontrol; singer; suicide; vhem; zpg
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Once you reject God and human exceptionalism, sucide and insanity is the most likely result.
1 posted on 06/11/2010 9:28:13 AM PDT by ezfindit
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To: ezfindit

Next job: White House CZAR


2 posted on 06/11/2010 9:28:54 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: ezfindit

Why not sterilize Pete Singer?


3 posted on 06/11/2010 9:29:35 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: ezfindit

My stock answer to idiots proposing these things: “you first.”


4 posted on 06/11/2010 9:29:47 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: ezfindit

Let’s start with every leftist first...


5 posted on 06/11/2010 9:30:24 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (All hail "Princess Obama" http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2531677/posts)
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To: ezfindit

Holy crap. Is this guy serious? How could you want... I don’t understand... you want to eradicate the... I don’t get it. I really don’t get it. This has GOT to be a really bad acid trip or a Twilight Zone episode being perpetrated on the world by one severely clever Orson Welles.


6 posted on 06/11/2010 9:30:30 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: ezfindit

Everyone that agrees with this guy should step up and do it. Be a great lesson in natural selection.


7 posted on 06/11/2010 9:30:31 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: ezfindit

“Singer then invites readers to engage in a thought experiment: “So why don’t we make ourselves the last generation on earth? If we would all agree to have ourselves sterilized then no sacrifices would be required...”

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Thought experiments are for useless, perenially non-productive academics like yourself, Singer.

Why don’t you provide us, less sophisticated and progressive minds with a palpable illustration: Go HANG around your house somewhere.


8 posted on 06/11/2010 9:33:00 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: ezfindit

We should let him experience the joy of feeling like the last human being on earth. Leave him on a pristine and uninhabited island with no way of communicating with the outside world. Sheer bliss for him.


9 posted on 06/11/2010 9:33:07 AM PDT by Spudx7
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To: Slyfox

“Why not sterilize Pete Singer?”

Too bad you could not go back in time and sterilize his mother.


10 posted on 06/11/2010 9:34:19 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: ezfindit

F-ing Nazis


11 posted on 06/11/2010 9:34:56 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: kosciusko51

“Let’s start with every leftist first...”

This is not just an idle question. There is a site (http://vhemt.org/) where people can sign up to do exactly that. We should be encouraging all the misanthropic leftists we know to go there are become a part of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement. In one lifetime, our children would enjoy a world free of leftists.


12 posted on 06/11/2010 9:34:59 AM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: CincyRichieRich

Better, he’ll be Obama’s next US Supreme Court nominee. Kagan is just not radical enough!


13 posted on 06/11/2010 9:35:03 AM PDT by ezfindit (ConservativeDatingSite.com - The Right Place for Conservative Singles)
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To: gundog

I think he’s on to something. Now if only he can get every liberal in the world to volunteer for this that would be great.


14 posted on 06/11/2010 9:35:07 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: rarestia

When my daughter was in college, one of the required courses featured Singer. When he came to speak in person, a number of students got up and walked out. Not all of them were conservatives, either. Then they showed tapes of his speeches and lectures in subsequent classes. My daughter was very agitated by the tape of his talk. Forcing student exposure to this man lowered this college greatly in my opinion. I shouldn’t be surprised that Obama chose it as one of the first schools he visited.


15 posted on 06/11/2010 9:36:12 AM PDT by twigs
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To: ezfindit

From Wikipedia:
“Peter Singer
Full name Peter Singer
Born 6 July 1946 (1946-07-06) (age 63)

Peter Albert David Singer (born 6 July 1946) is an Australian philosopher. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and laureate professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), University of Melbourne. He specialises in applied ethics, approaching ethical issues from a secular preference utilitarian perspective.”

I guess in this country one is free to spew whatever verbal raw sewage one wants, but the fact that he STILL holds positions of authority makes me tremble for the state of education at our “fine” universities.


16 posted on 06/11/2010 9:37:30 AM PDT by karatemom
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To: BlazingArizona

The problem is that they keep recruiting the children of conservatives to their cause via the “public schools” and “institutions of higher learning”.


17 posted on 06/11/2010 9:37:40 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (All hail "Princess Obama" http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2531677/posts)
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To: ezfindit

If nihilists were true believers, there wouldn’t be any.


18 posted on 06/11/2010 9:40:32 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: ezfindit

"Ster-ril-lize !"

19 posted on 06/11/2010 9:40:50 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: ezfindit

Great idea Pete! You first! Trust me bro, i promise i’ll do it too. Same goes for cult leaders offering cool-aid.


20 posted on 06/11/2010 9:41:04 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Spudx7
We should let him experience the joy of feeling like the last human being on earth. Leave him on a pristine and uninhabited island with no way of communicating with the outside world. Sheer bliss for him.


21 posted on 06/11/2010 9:41:49 AM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com)
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To: karatemom

Checked the site...knew he would look like a queer.


22 posted on 06/11/2010 9:41:56 AM PDT by lesko
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To: ezfindit
"So why don’t we make ourselves the last generation on earth? If we would all agree to have ourselves sterilized then no sacrifices would be required — we could party our way into extinction!"

You first Pete!

23 posted on 06/11/2010 9:43:20 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: lesko

I think they put a picture of his spouse below the words “Animal Liberation”.


24 posted on 06/11/2010 9:43:42 AM PDT by karatemom
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To: ezfindit

A “thought experiment” isn’t a proposal for action.


25 posted on 06/11/2010 9:43:49 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: ezfindit

Why doesn’t Peter Singer just ESAD? That would be so much more preferable.


26 posted on 06/11/2010 9:45:00 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ezfindit

Does anyone have that “attention whore” photo? Because that’s all Singer is with his stupidly outrageous comments.


27 posted on 06/11/2010 9:48:14 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: ScottinVA

He can just ESAD or FOAD, I don’t care which. But he won’t. When you strip everything else away, leftist are nothing but miserable cowards. They say they want everyone to die, but they won’t when it comes to their leading the way.


28 posted on 06/11/2010 9:49:46 AM PDT by chimera
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To: ezfindit

these people really hate themselves.


29 posted on 06/11/2010 9:50:09 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: wagglebee

Of course, he won’t self-abort.


30 posted on 06/11/2010 9:50:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: ezfindit

Absolute genocide. That’s what he’s calling for. Atheist fundamentalism kills.


31 posted on 06/11/2010 9:51:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: ezfindit

So this is what our institutions of higher learning refer to as a philosopher these days?


32 posted on 06/11/2010 9:52:40 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

:)

33 posted on 06/11/2010 9:53:46 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: ezfindit

My contempt for leftists of all stripes doubles every day.


34 posted on 06/11/2010 9:54:06 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: ezfindit

Hey! Pete!

“Stuff up the cracks,
turn on the gas,,,”

FZ


35 posted on 06/11/2010 10:01:32 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
A “thought experiment” isn’t a proposal for action.

Except, you know, when it's an exalted, esteemed, credentialed expert in bio-ethics spewing stupid, hypocritical nonsense in a public medium.

Then it's a "thought experiment" in the sense that certain collections of prison wrtings were.

"Oh here's a little thought experiment everyone: how much better off would the world be if we got rid of the Jews and other subhumans taking up all of our precious resources?"

"I was just engaging in a little thought experiment: what if we slowly destroyed the pillars of Western Civilization instead of trying that war and revolution nonsense again? Wouldn't that make the world so much better?"

36 posted on 06/11/2010 10:07:56 AM PDT by angryoldfatman
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To: ezfindit

Nothing stopping folks who believe crap like this from doing it! The rest of us won’t miss them much, I don’t reckon.


37 posted on 06/11/2010 10:08:30 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: ezfindit

Let’s start with people who voted for Obama and think like Peter Singer, see how that goes for a generation or two, and go from there. :|


38 posted on 06/11/2010 10:08:37 AM PDT by Publius Maximus (God, please let 2010 and 2012 come quickly...)
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To: ezfindit

Leftists are always looking for someone to exterminate. It’s how they roll.


39 posted on 06/11/2010 10:15:07 AM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: ezfindit

Interesting. The rise of the death lovers since about 1960 has been remarkable. They are like vermin, everywhere! I think it is deeper than the rejection of the Lord. The rejection of the Lord God is merely a symptom of a deeper malaise that is permeating our entire Western Civilization.


40 posted on 06/11/2010 10:17:56 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: ezfindit

I heartily encourage all liberals to get with this program for the greater good, for the children. Well, for other people’s children, at any rate.


41 posted on 06/11/2010 10:19:01 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: ezfindit
Why not just shoot Peter Singer in the head and make dog food out of his body>

Just philosophizing here. You can say anything you want when you are philosophizing.

42 posted on 06/11/2010 10:24:01 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: BlazingArizona
This is not just an idle question. There is a site (http://vhemt.org/) where people can sign up to do exactly that. We should be encouraging all the misanthropic leftists we know to go there are become a part of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement. In one lifetime, our children would enjoy a world free of leftists.

Someone needs to put up a satire site called the Voluntary Leftist Extinction Movement. The only problem is, it would be an exact copy of the existing site. You just can't make this stuff up!

43 posted on 06/11/2010 10:25:19 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: ezfindit

It appears that Singer was making a satirical response to the ideas of David Benatar, who “flat out rejects existence as good,” similar to “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift.


44 posted on 06/11/2010 10:25:36 AM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

That which is not Constitutional must be sterilized! See tagline


45 posted on 06/11/2010 10:27:01 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: EyeGuy
Thought experiments are for useless, perennially non-productive academics like yourself, Singer.

Not entirely true, Albert Einstein made good use of thought experiments to formulate and later explain his theories. I believe the "quantum age" of physics relies as much on thought experiments as it does on supercolliders.

Regards,
GtG

46 posted on 06/11/2010 10:29:34 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: BlazingArizona
There is a site (http://vhemt.org/) where people can sign up to do exactly that.

Why not go whole hog and join the Church of Euthanasia.

47 posted on 06/11/2010 10:30:04 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: ezfindit

Of course the converse of the argument is, since some of your offspring will be happy, by sterilizing yourself you prevent an infinite amount of happiness in the future too.


48 posted on 06/11/2010 10:33:22 AM PDT by drangundsturm
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To: navyguy
Leftists are always looking for someone to exterminate. It’s how they roll.

Reading through the comments on this thread, so many suggestions have been posted here for sterilizing or killing people just because they lean left, I'm forced to wonder if we're any better?


49 posted on 06/11/2010 10:42:54 AM PDT by Ellendra (Can't starve us out, and you can't make us run. . . -Hank Jr.)
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To: ezfindit
I agree. All democrats, liberals and the ilk should be sterilized and banned form contact with anyone who is not sterilized.

In one generation most of the Country's (world's?) problems would be solved

50 posted on 06/11/2010 10:43:56 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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