Friday, March 28, 2008


2) Let us assume a fully grown, completely healthy Clydesdale horse has his hooves shackled to the ground while his head is held in place with thick rope. He is conscious and standing upright, but completely immobile. And let us assume that--for some reason--every political prisoner on earth (as cited by Amnesty International) will be released from captivity if you can kick this horse to death in less than twenty minutes. You are allowed to wear steel-toed boots.

Would you attempt to do this?

Nevermind the glaring physical oversights here...would I want to kick a Clydesdale to death? Absolutely not. Especially not for the sake of a bunch of strangers. And if all political prisoners were to be released wouldn't that also include some unsavory characters that could potentially cause more harm to society by no longer being locked up? As this questions is phrased, there's no way to angle it as having a positive outcome.

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