A comic. The scene: A sunny day.. Character 1 is: a goat. Character 2 is: a sheep. Character 1: What if everything you know is wrong? Character 2: * SHRUG * Character 1: Or, maybe not *everything*... but supose you had good reason to suspect that a large proportion of the things you knew, were wrong. What would the implications be? How would you go about your day-to-day life? Character 2: I never really thought about it. Character 1: I'm asking you to think about it right now. What would the moral implications be? How do we take responsibility for our actions, how do we treat others with fairness and compassion, in the face of so much uncertainty? Character 2: Well that is quite a disturbing hypothetical situation you just posited. Character 1: Yes, but what if? CREDITS: Background: Sunny landscape by anarres http://foofurple.com/ Public domain. Left character: Goat by lemmling openclipart.org/user-detail/lemmling Public domain. Right character: Sheep by lemmling openclipart.org/user-detail/lemmling Public domain. Mashed-up at foofurple.com/comic/

A philosophical question

A comic. The scene: A sunny day.. Character 1 is: a goat. Character 2 is: a sheep.  Character 1: What if everything you know is wrong? Character 2:  * SHRUG * Character 1: Or, maybe not *everything*... but supose you had good reason to suspect that a large proportion of the things you knew, were wrong. What would the implications be? How would you go about your day-to-day life? Character 2: I never really thought about it. Character 1: I'm asking you to think about it right now. What would the moral implications be? How do we take responsibility for our actions, how do we treat others with fairness and compassion, in the face of so much uncertainty? Character 2: Well that is quite a disturbing hypothetical situation you just posited. Character 1: Yes, but what if? CREDITS: Background: Sunny landscape by anarres http://foofurple.com/ Public domain.  Left character: Goat by lemmling openclipart.org/user-detail/lemmling Public domain.  Right character: Sheep by lemmling openclipart.org/user-detail/lemmling Public domain. Mashed-up at foofurple.com/comic/

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