#181 Fire!

#181 Fire!

And so the incredibly easy moral dilemma series continues. It would appear that for once, Dr. McDragon’s preferred solution to philosophical puzzles is exactly the right one.

Discussion (11)¬

  1. Lehooo says:

    Hehe, brilliant! I’ve been jonesing like crazy since your last update!

  2. essbee says:

    Dr. McDragon enjoys the benefits of the old ‘even a stopped clock is correct twice a day’ saw! There are bound to be some ethical questions that ‘set it on fire’ is the right answer, way to find one!

  3. chaospet says:

    Lehoo: My bad, I’ll try not to go so long between updates next time!

    Essbee: On further reflection, I think ‘set it on fire’ might work for a whole range of ethical dilemmas. Take the classic Trolley Case for instance (in all its various permutations); just set the Trolley on fire, and nobody gets killed!

  4. Liosis says:

    I know there is something wrong with me because I find this comic to be cute.

  5. chaospet says:

    I think ‘cute’ is a completely appropriate evaluation, of both this comic and its creator.

  6. William says:

    Dr. McDragon’s solution works twice as well if they are all puzzled by the liar paradox.


  7. Emil says:

    Bonus: Ensuring that they stay warm the rest of their lives is better than just while the blizzard is going. Thus, he should breathe fire on them, setting them on fire and keeping them warm until they die of the burning.

  8. chaospet says:

    Ha, impeccable logic as always, Emil. 😉

  9. Emil says:

    It is actually a ripoff of a quote I read somewhere, but I don’t recall where. It is still, of course, clever. 🙂

  10. Wm Tanksley says:

    Emil, it’s usually attributed to Terry Pratchett — “Build a man a fire, and you warm him for a day; set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.” Dunno, I didn’t read it there originally.

  11. Emil says:

    That’s the one I’m talking about. 🙂

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