this is not a slippery slope argument. i'm not saying having that second scoop of ice cream will lead you to contribute to the overpopulation of the planet. you're advocating going straight to that final step, overpopulating the planet for fun. that's not a slippery slope, it's a cliff.
there is no time when i'm not being logical. i do not let fun compromise my well being. of course, you will choose to interpret this as meaning "i do not have fun", to make yourself feel better.
cigarettes make me look cool now, why should i be concerned with my health later?
drinking alcohol all night makes me feel happy now, why should i be concerned with whether or not i survive the night?
eating a dozen burgers for every meal makes me feel good now, why should i be concerned with strokes that could be MONTHS down the road?
if you choose to live this way, your remaining few hours will be very pleasant. you'll make life worth living by ending it. but at least by doing the above things you'll only destroy yourself. you won't be creating centuries of suffering as well as the people who will experience it.
the PLANET is crowded with the children of HUMANS. unless this reduces to the point that the human population can start to DECREASE, we won't have a civilisation for very long. it is that simple.
this certainly helps with the overpopulation problem. Perhaps more people concerned with this problem should follow Hitchens and myself in the enjoyment of smokes, whiskey, and a tasty burger...early incineration and all!!
Where is Felch Grogan when we need him, why has he forsakin us??
i don't care about people who don't care about themselves. i didn't say "we" should kill them. i said they should kill themselves faster.
you are strongly overstating how much of personality is heritable. how do you explain siblings with vastly different personalities? how do you explain people who rewrite their personalities? self discipline trumps nature AND nurture