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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, almost 2 years ago

    Hey, you’re not the first to try to draw moral cues from animals…which is pretty sad when you think of it.

  2. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 2 years ago

    Learn a lesson from the tickling ants, Opus! Get up off your butt, yogurt head!

  3. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, almost 2 years ago

    I thought it was a good parable. It’s never going to make it into the New Testament, but it wasn’t bad.

  4. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, almost 2 years ago

    When I was about 9 I wanted to watch a certain TV show that “everyone else” was going to watch. My older brother (who, naturally, wanted to watch something else) literally said to me, “If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?” That was the LAST time I ever wanted to do something just because “everyone else” was. Simple, yet effective.

  5. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I like it.

  6. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    so it wasn’t a total loss then?

  7. chizzel

    chizzel said, almost 2 years ago

    @K.C. Fahel

    How high ws the bridge?

  8. Chris

    Chris said, almost 2 years ago

    Ah Opus, words to live by, thank you.

  9. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I like the butt tickling part.

  10. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, almost 2 years ago

    @exoticdoc2

    Yes and no. On the one hand, the world of non-human animals is quite cut-throat (or, I suppose, slash-throat) and is almost exclusively about survival – morals don’t factor in. On the other hand, we could do well to exemplify some animals’ devotion to the pack or family, and any cruelties that are inflicted on another animal aren’t typically done out of meanness or greed, but simply trying to survive. But yeah, we shouldn’t need to go outside of the realm of humanity in order to decide what is moral or amoral.

  11. MagicFan

    MagicFan said, almost 2 years ago

    “If two million people do a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing”
    I’m just waiting for sometime when I can pop that into a conversation.

  12. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @K.C. Fahel

    If it’s any consolation,he probably wanted to watch something “everyone” was going to watch,too. But what 9 year old thinks logically?

  13. J D

    J D said, almost 2 years ago

    If all my friends jumped off a bridge, maybe it was on fire?
    http://xkcd.com/1170/

  14. baldhedjer

    baldhedjer said, almost 2 years ago

    That was a pretty amazing strip, when you really think about it. What a grand life lesson taught to us by a yogurt-headed penguin with a ticklish ass!

  15. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, almost 2 years ago

    @fishbulb239

    Definitely no. Animals act out of instinct, humans reason (theoretically, anyway). And yes, we do need to go outside of the realm of humanity for true objective morality to even exist and have meaning. For objective morality to exist requires a source that is outside of and above humans. Without that, we are left with mere human opinion with no valid way to distinguish one random collection of atom’s opinion from another’s.

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