LMAO ! He's serious about suing his parents for bringing him into the world without his consent...
Life is a gift. Parents make decision for their children, as they have since before primates existed.
Every animal has the will to survive. It's the ultimate purpose of life, to live and reproduce.
Everything else is opinion, and not part of science.
I call this the Stanhope argument. Though in his case, it was only a thought experiment.
Stanhope does have an interesting take on the whole modern concept of parenting, however. The whole "once your 18, your not my problem anymore!" thing, particularly related to so called Camp 1 crazies. The notion that you make a seemingly long term commitment with society, but only have to uphold it for 20 years or so.
Bullshit! Pay up for what you brought to the table motherfucker!
Yes, it is somewhat amusing, using a comedy routine as an argument. None the less, good ideas come in many shapes and forms.
This is an interesting question and it is difficult to talk about because a lot of people get either precious or indignant. My opinion is that life is certainly not worth living so I have a lot of sympathy for the philosophy called antinatalism. However it makes no sense for me to get strident about my parents (or anyone else's!) because they hold a different view. I used to subscribe to an Antinatalist site but I left it because too many of the people with whom I agreed philosophically were ... how can i put it? dickheads.
He actually has a point.
I think kids that are born into over crowded families should file lawsuits.
It's irresponsible and criminal to have more children than you can prevent yourself from neglecting.
Mormons and Catholics need to learn that it's a vagina, not a fucking clown car.