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Unforeseeable Consequence Aesop
(permanent link) added: 2008-06-27 11:59:34 sponsor: idledandy (last reply: 2008-07-01 14:54:46)

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This is related to Fantastic Aesop, but doesn't really fit. That's about aesops that are unlikely to be carried out, because they only apply to time travel or whatever. This is an aesop where the author really wants you to follow the behavior, but tries to convince you by showing you a ridiculously unforeseeable consequence of not doing so.

Case in point: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Save the whales, because otherwise a Space Whale will come and destroy Earth.
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