Well, I was rather serious about it myself, though I went out of my way to point out that such a situation is not to be found outside
of SF. In fact, that's what makes it truly disturbing: BSG gave us a situation where the morally indefensible choice was the only viable option then fell back onto a somewhat self-congratulatory moral absolute. In my book, there are
no moral absolutes; all morality is situational, all ethics are relative.