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Post by teraflop122 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:58 pm

Don't worry, I'm not here to stay. Just popped in to look for more willing subjects to take my short sustainability survey. Results will be kept anonymous. Final essay to be read by the professor only.

1) Is the protection of endangered species a cause worthy of our (the human species) attention and resources? (yes/no)

2) China allows couples to have just one child, with few exceptions, as a method of population control. Would you welcome such a policy in your government? (yes/no)

Thank you, I appreciate it.

EDIT: Ive trashed question number 3. It was reduntant and presented an overly simplified theoretical world.
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Post by grossaffe » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:27 pm

1) yes
2) no
3) B

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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:34 pm

1. Yes
2. No
3. B
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Post by bacteria » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:04 am

"Yes" and "No" answers are only useful for a poll, not homework as such as I am sure you have to justify your comments and choices? (as you say, it is an "essay" after all).

So...

1) It was our strive to build civilizations and gather resources that put many species to being endangered in the first place. Worth saving an endangered species if they taste nice though. "Yes".

2) Such a policy is only enforceable in a totalitarian state ie a facist or communist state; not in the "free" world. The question is therefore academic as the countries where you have a choice, a government could not press for such a law and in countries you have no choice, you think as your government tells you to think...

3) If in your imaginary world "one half is covered by human development and the other by natural habitats" then there is no need to have a choice A or B as the state of separation already exists. If they have their half of the world, then they don't also share the other half, so therefore all of the human half would be devoted to society and food production (including animals of course, yummy!).
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Post by Black Six » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:24 am

1) Yes.
2) No.
3) Colonize the moon. (Or B.)
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Post by underclocked » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:45 am

1. Yes
2. No
3. B

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Post by grossaffe » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:23 am

bacteria wrote:"Yes" and "No" answers are only useful for a poll, not homework as such as I am sure you have to justify your comments and choices? (as you say, it is an "essay" after all).
I figure he's polling us and then citing the poll in the essay he has to write.

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Post by Gordon1 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:48 am

Yes
No (no need, we are not overpopulated)
B

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Post by Jongamer » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:00 am

1: No (Yes if we were the cause)
2: Yes (Too many lazy people with more than 2 kids that are on welfare, and not getting jobs)
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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:42 am

Yes
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Post by Kurt_ » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:44 am

1) Is the protection of endangered species a cause worthy of our (the human species) attention and resources? (yes/no)

2) China allows couples to have just one child, with few exceptions, as a method of population control. Would you welcome such a policy in your government? (yes/no)

3) Imagine a world on which one half is covered by human development and the other by natural habitats. No free space exists. Would you A) choose to preserve the natural habitats around you at the expense of humans lives (starvation), or B) choose to build farms at the expense of the natural habitats? (A/B)

1 Yes.
2 Yes, if it was an issue in Canada. It's better than future crises or war/killing due to overpopulation.
3 A. Humans are disgusting creatures. One species is less than the all of the rest of the species on this planet.
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Post by teraflop122 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:11 am

By the way, I'm throwing out question number 3 because the world it presents is too overly simple.

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Post by Valium » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:22 pm

Yes
Yes
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Post by gamemasterAS » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:04 pm

Yes
No
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Post by Aguiluz » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:48 pm

1) Is the protection of endangered species a cause worthy of our (the human species) attention and resources? (yes/no)
Yes. Definitely. They are very rare and people will be sorry if they can't see them IRL.
2) China allows couples to have just one child, with few exceptions, as a method of population control. Would you welcome such a policy in your government? (yes/no)
No.
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