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Suppose that humans did not need to eat...

:iconravynnenevyrmore:
RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Suppose that humans did not need food in order to survive/function, but still felt hunger when they went a while without eating. It did not impair your physical or mental performance directly, but you still felt the sensation of hunger in your stomach if you did not eat.

Would it be morally wrong to consume food?
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:icondragonsnapalm:
DragonsNapalm Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I don't see why it would be.
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:iconhanciong:
hanciong Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would think that there would be something to combat that.. perhaps a pill or whatever, but someone would try and find a cure to the hunger. :shrug:
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:iconpatt-ytto:
Patt-Ytto Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
No, it would not be morally wrong to consume food. I am glad i was able to answer your question, and if i can help with anything else just ask. :)
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:iconknightster:
Knightster Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I feel that this ties to the big question: Is Greed bad.

But answering your question:
It would seem logical to calm the hunger with food.
I can't see how that would be immoral.
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:iconkyteglory:
KyteGlory Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Is it morally wrong to live in a house with multiple rooms, or own special clothes just for sleeping? Strictly speaking, we don't need either of those to survive, but we still expend our natural resources because they give us comfort, and so far I haven't heard anybody bitching about the wastefulness of it.
Well. My husband bitches about pyjamas being a waste, but not of natural resources. Unless my ass is a natural resource and I don't know about it.
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:icontotally-dead:
Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
(Ones sexual attributes are most definitely a natural resource.)
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:iconnerofly:
nerofly Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
This has a whiff of Twilight about it...
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:iconravynnenevyrmore:
RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well I've never watched/read Twilight so I don't know what goes on in their universe except for sparkly shit and psychologically abusive relationships.
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:iconredmarlin:
redmarlin Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Why would we feel hungry if we didn't need to eat? That's like if we randomly felt pain but nothing happened to generate it.

Either way, I would say no, it wouldn't be wrong.
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:iconorangekrissy:
OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Why feel the sensation of hunger? I say scarf it down!
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I would eat live animals just to make people upset
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:iconvanhir:
Vanhir Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Eat baby chickens for additional points.
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Kittens
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:iconvanhir:
Vanhir Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Puppies.
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Dipped in tobasco!
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:iconvanhir:
Vanhir Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And on
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:iconravynnenevyrmore:
RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:lol: Why don't you do that now?
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
It sounds like work
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
In heaven, we supposedly don't have hunger or need to exercise, yet we still eat for pleasure, and play football for fun. Its not morally wrong, but just unecessary.

Mostly it depends on also how it effects the body too. If it does make us unhealthy eaters, then its probably not good to eat for pleasure.
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:iconenuocale:
EnuoCale Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Depends how the animals are treated.
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:iconbadgercheese1994:
Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Not really, unless they didn't over do it. It'll just be a hobby. We don't NEED to play cards or watch TV, but many of us do.
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puppy-dangerous Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
If we didn't need to eat, we'd never have developed a diet and it wouldn't be a 'moral' question. Finding food uses energy, and if you don't have to use that energy you won't. It's the way basic life functions.

Hunger feeling can be ignored, they'd learn to ignore it shortly after being born.

Assuming we still had a stomach, that is.

And not eating would mean we didn't have to excrete, so they'd be no bathroom.

And no dentists....
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If we didn't need to eat, we'd never have developed a diet and it wouldn't be a 'moral' question. Finding food uses energy, and if you don't have to use that energy you won't. It's the way basic life functions.

But we've developed so many behaviors that aren't necessary to live but feel good to do.
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puppy-dangerous Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, but hunting and growing food takes a great deal of time, it's one of the things we concern ourselves with most. If eating weren't neccisary it would have been cut out just to save time, giving us more time to explore, domesticate animals, and develop science and arts.
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Do you think it's morally wrong to eat excessively, even though not eating more than necessary doesn't mean the excess will go to people who need it?
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:iconravynnenevyrmore:
RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Morally? No, although I think it is potentially a bad decision depending on how much it negatively affects the overeater.
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Let's say they maintain a healthy weight through the exercise part of the diet exercise variable. What if part of their eating>survival is meat, is it morally wrong now? If they bought it at a store where it was already dead? If they killed and cleaned it themselves?
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Rasec-Wizzlbang Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The sensation of hunger can be very crippling.

Eating would be like taking painkillers for a pain that isn't going to kill you. Is that morally wrong?
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What if it this pain were significantly reduced since its purpose was no longer to alert us to perform an action that we need to do to survive? Say it was more of a dull ache because our bodies wanted the benefits of vitamins and whatnot we receive from food.
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:iconrasec-wizzlbang:
Rasec-Wizzlbang Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
they make pills for that.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The value of pleasure is in its evil.
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:iconravynnenevyrmore:
RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I disagree. I think it can be pleasurable to do things that aren't evil at all, like helping someone.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Pity is a greater evil of faith than fallen dreams.
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:iconravynnenevyrmore:
RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your desire to sound cryptic is hampering your ability to actually be useful at this point.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A man is not a machine.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry, I will try to be clearer. Altruism does not exist except in dreams. To pity your dreams is to judge you fallen. The dreams of the fallen are worth more than any amount of pity. I am going on faith here.
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can chew on grass for all nature cares, food needed or not a plant isn't going to ninja slice you for snapping a leaf off.
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:iconajglass:
AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
a plant isn't going to ninja slice you for snapping a leaf off

Didn't you see the grass in that Ĉon Flux movie? :paranoid:

Youtube: [link]
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goddammit. I had a point. A strong point. Go.... hug a tree or something. I hate you now. :stare:
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:iconpakaku:
Pakaku Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Depends on your culture. It's totally fine to commit infanticide in some countries
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:iconajglass:
AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
it's totally fine to commit infanticide in some countries

Wait, are you implying that they also eat the babies? :O
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:iconpakaku:
Pakaku Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
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:iconschnitzelmobile:
SchnitzelMobile Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I would eat just to get rid of the sensation
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:iconcatapultedcarcass:
CatapultedCarcass Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's what we do anyway. We don't eat because we think: "oh, better do this before I die of starvation"
We think: "I'm hungry, where's food? c:"
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SchnitzelMobile Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I've tried thinking like that, but it takes the fun out of eating
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:iconendeavor-to-freefall:
If it becomes immoral to eat plants and crops because they're living entities, is it not also immoral to cut down trees and clear areas for commercial districts in such a scenario? Is necessity to survive the only thing in the way of morality and immorality with regards to what these people are allowed to kill? On the other hand, assuming these hypothetical people have no problem clearing fields, using wood to build anything that isn't essential for survival then I see no reason they would find it immoral to also eat vegetables and similar things.
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Seen as this is such a radical rupture with the reality of the situation, I cannot really qualify a real answer.

But I probably would.
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DJ0Hybrid Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
To eat in order to stop a pain or something in which one does not consume for pleasure purposes would not be morally wrong. To eat often for one's own pleasure, especially at the cost of those who would eat to reduce the hunger, would be morally wrong in this situation.
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:iconstripedpower:
StripedPower Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Digital Artist
In my opinion, morality is ridiculous and should have nothing to do with this.
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