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November 11th, 2011, 05:55 PM #1
Ethical question here -
Please answer - Is a hypothetical time traveler obligated to steal Hitler's wallet if given the chance?
"You are in Berlin, 1933. Somehow, you find yourself in a position where you can effortlessly steal Hitler's wallet. This theft will not affect Hitler's rise to power, the nature of WW2, or the Holocaust. There is no important identification in the wallet, but the act will cost Hitler forty Reichsmarks and completely ruin his evening. You do not need the money. The odds that you will be caught committing this act are less than 2 percent. Are you ethically obligated to steal Hitler's wallet?"They say technology slows down for no one. I know it outruns my wallet. I figure its because my wallet isn't light enough yet.
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November 11th, 2011, 06:39 PM #2
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Why would one be obligated to steal it? For what purpose? To cause him some minor grief and give you an interesting story to tell at the next time-traveler's club meeting? I'm sure that would be the talk of the night...until another time-traveler shows up with a pair of Marilyn Monroe's panties.
Panty thief > wallet thief.
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November 12th, 2011, 11:12 AM #3
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Wouldn't a discussion of, if given the chance to kill Hitler without personal repercussions be a more interesting discussion? Anyway, I wouldn't do it because it serves no real purpose.
Last edited by Cajunheat; November 12th, 2011 at 11:17 AM."Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
November 12th, 2011, 11:36 AM #4
I suppose it depends on whether the traveler is from the future or the past.
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