Question of the Week #228

What, if any, fruits of our culture are worth more than even a million lives? For example, what if all the music or fiction of the past century was at risk?

This is basically a follow up to last week’s question, right?

As with my answer last week, I’m just not one to think that any cultural touchstones are worth the loss of human lives. Besides, in today’s world, I find it extremely unlikely that all music or fiction of the last century would just vanish. There are so many copies of everything in so many places. I mean, we’re talking digital and hard copies.

Although, last week’s question did introduce the idea of a wicked sorcerer into the mix, so we’re clearly dealing with reality.

But what do you think? Is there anything in our culture that’s worth preserving at the risk of human lives? Let me know in the comments!

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

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