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Man Shot in Philosophical Dispute

Recently the Moscow Times reported a shooting down in Southern Russia as the result of a disagreement over Kantian philosophy.  You can read the whole story right here.
Nobody was seriously injured as the bullets were rubber rather than real - however one could dispute the alleged moral high ground of such an answer in debate...
The final line of the article made me smile:  "Many Russians like to discuss philosophy and history, often over a drink, but such discussions rarely end in shootings."
Dan's response:  "This is why I love Russians.  This stuff is important.  And they talk about it with the seriousness it deserves."
Now to leave you with a taste of Kant and a challenge to our philosophical sharp-shooter: "Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law."  -Kant