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Cid_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 03:28 PM
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1. I would be surprised...
.. just because most people won't react fast enough to make the decision if it was happening in real time.
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  -Would you kill one person to save five others? The Straight Story  Dec-04-11 03:25 PM   #0 
  - I would be surprised...  Cid_B   Dec-04-11 03:28 PM   #1 
  - Consider the following case:  BOG PERSON   Dec-04-11 03:29 PM   #2 
  - or: If the 5 were homeless people and the 1 was a bank ceo, which would the RW save?  The Straight Story   Dec-04-11 03:30 PM   #4 
  - Supposing the five are  sabrina 1   Dec-04-11 04:15 PM   #20 
     - Is there an option for hitting the gas?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-05-11 07:58 AM   #78 
  - I need a drink.  EOTE   Dec-04-11 05:38 PM   #40 
  - I Think You May Be on to something  Baby Bear   Dec-04-11 09:35 PM   #61 
  - No, I would not!  quinnox   Dec-04-11 03:29 PM   #3 
  - 10% killed 5 people  dems_rightnow   Dec-04-11 03:33 PM   #5 
  - oh crap lol  quinnox   Dec-04-11 03:35 PM   #6 
  - Nuke all 6 from orbit, only way to be sure  The Straight Story   Dec-04-11 03:38 PM   #8 
  - If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice  Electric Monk   Dec-04-11 03:39 PM   #10 
  - Rush of course. I don't even need to see the video.  U4ikLefty   Dec-04-11 10:44 PM   #64 
  - There is no 3rd option.  hobbit709   Dec-04-11 03:40 PM   #11 
  - 10% Rejected Control Freak Behavior  NashVegas   Dec-04-11 05:13 PM   #33 
  - 10% did not act to save 5 people.  Barack_America   Dec-04-11 05:39 PM   #41 
     - 10% allowed 5 people to die.  joshcryer   Dec-05-11 01:36 AM   #73 
  - So you would kill five, not one?  tavalon   Dec-05-11 10:56 AM   #86 
  - Channeling my inner Spock  Ishoutandscream2   Dec-04-11 03:38 PM   #7 
  - ...  The Straight Story   Dec-04-11 03:39 PM   #9 
  - yes, but spock chose to sacrifice himself.  newspeak   Dec-05-11 11:46 AM   #88 
  - If it's an imminent danger I frankly don't see what the dilemma is.  LisaL   Dec-04-11 03:41 PM   #12 
  - Of course I would. Unless that one person was my spouse or child.  Lyric   Dec-04-11 03:48 PM   #13 
  - The right answer in the real world is usually "kill the experimenter first".  saras   Dec-04-11 04:01 PM   #14 
  - No.  RagAss   Dec-04-11 04:04 PM   #15 
  - This theory makes no sense  Hutzpa   Dec-04-11 04:11 PM   #16 
  - "deep seeded thinking by an individual that thrives on hate and division" WTF are you talking about?  Odin2005   Dec-04-11 04:13 PM   #18 
  - I dson't expect you to understand as you've have clearly stated  Hutzpa   Dec-04-11 04:15 PM   #19 
     - Yes, because you are obviously so superior to everyone, O Wise One!  Odin2005   Dec-04-11 04:16 PM   #22 
     - No, "deep seeded thinking by an individual that thrives on hate and division" doesn't make sense  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-04-11 05:48 PM   #44 
        - It is unrealistic  Hutzpa   Dec-04-11 06:09 PM   #54 
        - He or she means "deep-seated," which is a common descriptor for  tblue37   Dec-05-11 02:16 AM   #74 
  - This goes way back, in a book on Tibetan Buddhism I read there was this:  The Straight Story   Dec-04-11 04:16 PM   #21 
  - I'm with the 90% on this.  Odin2005   Dec-04-11 04:11 PM   #17 
  - Strange, my posts in this thread are not on MyDU  Odin2005   Dec-04-11 04:19 PM   #23 
  - We had to kill your replies to save others  The Straight Story   Dec-04-11 04:32 PM   #24 
     - LMAO!!! DU is really buggy, I started a thread on it:  Odin2005   Dec-04-11 04:34 PM   #25 
     - delete -- dupe  fishwax   Dec-04-11 06:01 PM   #50 
     - lol  fishwax   Dec-04-11 06:02 PM   #51 
  - What if the one is Newt ... and the five others are Glenn Beck, Hannity, Rush, Coulter, and Ailes?  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 04:42 PM   #26 
  - No question ......... would take out the five  Angry Dragon   Dec-04-11 05:10 PM   #32 
  - I wish DU was not buggy right now ... I agree with you.  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 08:38 PM   #56 
  - Is there time to get Newt to move over to the other track? nt  tblue37   Dec-05-11 02:17 AM   #75 
     - Maybe we could tell him that there's a train coming and he should move over.  JoePhilly   Dec-05-11 08:12 AM   #79 
  - Consider the Essex, an American whale-ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts where the crew drew lots to...  jody   Dec-04-11 04:53 PM   #27 
  - I think the more interesting ethical dilemma is "would you torture someone if you KNEW they  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-04-11 04:56 PM   #28 
  - How many would sit on the ground...  Tyrs WolfDaemon   Dec-04-11 04:57 PM   #29 
  - It wasn't the one person's fault the other 5 were on the track with the train  Liberal_in_LA   Dec-04-11 04:58 PM   #30 
  - What if the one is Newt ... and the five others are Glenn Beck, Hannity, Rush, Coulter, and Ailes?  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 05:10 PM   #31 
  - Idiots who walk on train tracks and don't look behind them  kudzu22   Dec-04-11 05:17 PM   #34 
  - Idiots who walk on train tracks without looking up  kudzu22   Dec-04-11 05:18 PM   #35 
  - Shit like this hardly ever happens...  hunter   Dec-04-11 05:25 PM   #36 
  - +1000, with one caveat.  gkhouston   Dec-04-11 08:54 PM   #57 
  - 90% Rationalized Murder. That's Scary  NashVegas   Dec-04-11 05:30 PM   #37 
  - What if the 5 are Glenn Beck, Hannity, Coulter, Rush, and roger Ailes.  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 05:34 PM   #38 
  - 1 dying is better than 5 dying.  Odin2005   Dec-04-11 05:38 PM   #39 
  - So you'd rather 5 people die then one.  Bladian   Dec-04-11 05:41 PM   #42 
  - Yes, society has issues rewarding good, decent behavior toward fellow humans.  joshcryer   Dec-05-11 01:23 AM   #70 
  - Not a realistic situation.  Ready4Change   Dec-04-11 05:42 PM   #43 
  - ding ding  Hutzpa   Dec-04-11 05:59 PM   #49 
  - ....  octothorpe   Dec-05-11 10:37 AM   #84 
  - a lot more chance for 1 of the 5 to look up and see the train than the 1. nt  seabeyond   Dec-04-11 05:49 PM   #45 
  - Anyone stupid enough to be walking on a railroad track deserves whatever fate befalls them.  Ikonoklast   Dec-04-11 05:50 PM   #46 
  - My mom said the same thing about sex and STD's  The Straight Story   Dec-04-11 05:53 PM   #47 
     - Hope you listened to your Momma.  Ikonoklast   Dec-04-11 05:58 PM   #48 
  - Save the five. "I never took the Kobayashi Maru test till now...what do you think of my solution?"  apocalypsehow   Dec-04-11 06:04 PM   #52 
  - No.  JVS   Dec-04-11 06:08 PM   #53 
  - Five or 5,000, each dies his own death. Thus, the one is no less, here, than the five. So: No.  WinkyDink   Dec-04-11 06:30 PM   #55 
  - If the "one person" is a socio-manipulative researcher, possibly...  T S Justly   Dec-04-11 09:15 PM   #58 
  - I would reroute the train and hope like hell that the person on the track  Nye Bevan   Dec-04-11 09:24 PM   #59 
  - let....  unkachuck   Dec-04-11 09:34 PM   #60 
  - Let the train hit the five - if people are foolish enough to hike along a track with no escape,  petronius   Dec-04-11 09:44 PM   #62 
  - Some years ago, I took an internet test and this was one of the  Recovered Repug   Dec-04-11 10:33 PM   #63 
  - I think I'd answer the same as you, and my argument would be:  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-05-11 05:31 AM   #76 
  - So if you need to torture someone to save the lives of thousands  U4ikLefty   Dec-04-11 10:48 PM   #65 
  - I'd probably just yell "TRAAAAAAIN!!!!!!!" and save all 6.  flvegan   Dec-04-11 10:56 PM   #66 
  - Yikes. But not exactly surprising. nt  BlueIris   Dec-05-11 12:28 AM   #67 
  - Que sera sera  Cronus Protagonist   Dec-05-11 01:05 AM   #68 
  - Is there a choice that lets me kill them all????  cliffordu   Dec-05-11 01:14 AM   #69 
  - The trick is to reprogram the computer.  LeftyMom   Dec-05-11 01:27 AM   #71 
  - #52 already took your Star Trek bit...  Cid_B   Dec-05-11 06:03 AM   #77 
  - Give them a third choice, and I can predict the outcome 99% of the time. Or change the...  joshcryer   Dec-05-11 01:35 AM   #72 
  - Never. nt  bemildred   Dec-05-11 09:13 AM   #80 
  - My instinct would be to wonder how the hell I ended up in front of a railroad switch  Godhumor   Dec-05-11 10:09 AM   #81 
  - This is why I'm more for deontological ethics than utilitarian ethics.  backscatter712   Dec-05-11 10:25 AM   #82 
  - Now, make it a tough decision. Would you kill yourself to save five others?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-05-11 10:33 AM   #83 
  - I'd derail the train as to kill hundreds!!!  octothorpe   Dec-05-11 10:38 AM   #85 
  - we had a similar scenario in philosophy class  newspeak   Dec-05-11 11:34 AM   #87 
  - I doubt these scenarios happen very often in real life  CJCRANE   Dec-05-11 12:00 PM   #89 
 

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