Do you agree with the appeal to nature argument?

Posted by: discomfiting

"A" is natural. Therefore, A is right/good. "B" is unnatural, therefore "B" is not wrong/bad. Is this argument true or false?

  • Whether something is natural or not, doesn't determine whether it is good or not.

  • If somebody is natural, it must be good. If somebody is natural, it must be mad.

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  • Just because something is unnatural, does not make it bad for humanity. We build houses. Those are unnatural, so does that mean they have a malignant effect on humanity? Some might argue that property corrupts, of course, but houses protect us from harsh weather. Clothing is also unnatural, but serves the same purpose as a house. Farming is unnatural, but it allows us to settle down and forge stronger bonds and have more time for social interraction which is natural.

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Geogeer says2014-07-09T13:29:18.9628088-05:00
This poll and its answers are all screwed up.
ben671176 says2014-07-09T13:47:21.2760036-05:00
"It has natural ingredients!" How does that prove anything?
discomfiting says2014-07-09T13:51:11.1424793-05:00
*puts arsenic in your soup* It's all natural, I promise you have nothing to worry about.
Cold-Mind says2014-07-10T07:26:18.4161495-05:00
Sickness is natural. Snake's poison is natural. Death is natural.
DISTurbedwaffle says2014-07-11T21:28:13.8599454-05:00
I accidentally put under the wrong one. Sorry folks. ._.
DISTurbedwaffle says2014-07-11T21:28:59.7892470-05:00
*fixed

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