Life Advice From Philosophers, II

#1. If you are pursued by a shark, I do not advise you to pin your hopes on a timely change in linguistic convention.

#2. Given a typical pattern of facts concerning a babysitter annoyed by a cranky infant, one might have an intuition that the babysitter’s duty not to flog the child to death is stronger than the duty not to give it a heavy but nonfatal dose of vodka. In other words, it’s better to give babies vodka than to kill them.

[I like to imagine that this guy was a first-time father with a three week old baby at the time that he wrote this, so how to get babies to stop crying was high among his concerns.]


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