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HMGovt
18-09-2013, 08:43 PM
This bloke put out the call for disturbing thought experiments, so I suggested The Parable of the Spider in the Urinal, which is good, but some of the others have legs in them too

http://io9.com/9-philosophical-thought-experiments-that-will-keep-you-1340952809

baboon2004
19-09-2013, 09:37 AM
Jesus, that's so sad... :(

HMGovt
19-09-2013, 11:48 PM
Jesus, that's so sad... :(

I think it might be bollocks. No way that spider wouldn't make a break for it if it was remotely able to. They've been in worse scrapes over the past half a billion years. You can't base your entire cosmogony on the case of one piss-frazzled spider.

Sectionfive
20-09-2013, 02:58 AM
in fairness the spider didn't die in piss