Steem Basic Income Giveaway (I’m a monster….)
Thank you to everyone who put in an entry for last week’s [SBI Giveaway](https://steemit.com/contest/@bengy/steembasicincomegiveawaymedicationandpregnancy-r3g6uek7kq)… it was a bit of an interesting question that had popped up into my mind as I was listening to science podcasts… and I was curious what other people thought… there was a bit of nuance that was slightly missed by some commentators… in that the medical drugs that we currently use and prescribe to pregnant women are not completely tested for safety and efficacy in direct tests. There were a few comments that jumped straight to the “no testing” answer in relation to experimental drugs.
Anyway, a much simpler question this week… as we progress through time, as societies evolve and we learn more about the universe around us… ethics and morals change. Which is normal… there is no absolute to ethics, what is right is really a consensus by society and not an universal absolute.
Anyway, this leads us to the obvious outcome… there are many things that we are doing at this moment in time… which are perfectly moral and ethically uncontroversial (in general…) which will be probably seen by later generations as immoral or ethically indefensible.
1. What is something (or more than one thing…) that you do at the moment… which is not frowned upon by society, which you suspect will not be looked on kindly by inhabitants of future centuries?
Well… I guess the most obvious choice for me is that I’m a fan of eating meat. Already there is some debate over whether or not this is really an ethical thing to do. However, I’m just a fan of eating meat… so, the best I can do is to eat smaller amounts or “ethically” grown animals. The objection to meat is two-fold… the first being the direct harm to animals and the second being the knock-on effects of livestock farming upon our ecosystem.
If you really think about it… breeding animals to have their sole purpose to be slaughtered for food is pretty distasteful. Sure, there are ways to “ethically” kill the animals… but the general concept is still there… is it okay to bring living things into the world, to be killed at a later date? Added to this, is the ongoing literature which suggests that animals can feel more pain (like cooking lobsters alive…) or suffering than we had before cared to think about…
The second prong is the direct effect of livestock farming on the Earth’s ecosystem. It isn’t the most efficient use of resources (land and nutrition wise…), plus it has a large output of pollutants via methane which do impact our atmospheric balance. The data shows that it is a significant proportion of the human contribution to greenhouse gases. There is some suggestion that it is on par with transportation as our biggest contributor… although, a secondary study shows that the accounting in the original study was a bit over-enthusiastic about the accounting! However, even still… it is a large proportion!
1. Upvote is not required, but appreciated!
2. Resteem is NOT necessary!
3. In the comments, answer as best as you can the questions that are posed in the “My Questions”!
4. I have added a small Steem-Bounty to the post, so that everyone who replies with a valid entry will get something back. If I give your post a small upvote, it is valid (also, subscribe to @dustsweeper for maximum benefit!).
5. I will be sponsoring as many people as this post pays out in liquid SBD/STEEM. Also I will kick in at least the required amount to round up to the full number. Winner is by random generator after a shortlisting of quality comments!
6. PLEASE PLEASE Don’t upvote your OWN comment. I can’t stop you doing it, but it seems to mess up the distribution of the Bounty for everyone else. If you upvote your own comment, I will consider it an invalid entry when doing the draw.
One of the first communities that I came in contact with at the beginning of my time at Steemit was @steembasicincome. As a author starting out on your fresh new Steemit account, Steemit can be a daunting and lonely place to be. OFten, it can feel like you are posting into an abyss with no one listening and with no ability to grow out of the situation. A share of Steem Basic Income gives you a guaranteed vote on one post a day, thus giving you a small but over time cumulative support to your account to help grow you out of your initial wilderness!
With this post, I want to help sponsor people who might not even have the spare 1 STEEM that is required for registration. So, when this post pays out, I will sponsor people depending on the payout of this post. Basically, I will round up the SBD payout from this post and then that will be the number of people I will sponsor. (So, if the payout is 2.3 SBD, I will sponsor 3 people). OF course, this is not simply an altruistic move, as the sponsor of a Steem Basic Income share also gets a share, so it is a great way to help others whilst helping yourself!
The [last post](https://steemit.com/contest/@bengy/steembasicincomegiveawaymedicationandpregnancy-r3g6uek7kq) paid out 0.988 SBD and 0 STEEM in liquid earnings. So, that would make 3 shares.
2 great replies by @qwerrie and @stevescoins earn a bonus SBI share each.
The winners by random draw are:
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