[ExI] types of cars and ethics

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Jul 26 13:41:16 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 06:10:42AM -0700, Ben Zaiboc wrote:
> Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> asked:
> > The important thing is: would you get out of
> > your lane to kill an animal for the sake of it?
> I'd get out of bed to kill a (female*) mosquito.

Over 1% went out of their way to drive over turtles. 

I like turtles.

Plus, tendency to drive over living things *did* 
correlate with SUV use. In USia, at least. 
> Does that make me a psychopath?
> I'm sure at least some of those people think snakes and tarantulas are Bad Things, and need to be killed before they hurt people.
> * Not sexist, just aware that male mozzies don't bite, and if you leave them alone after sneaking up on them, there's less selection pressure on the species to develop good newspaper-avoiding skills.

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