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Old 04-30-2013, 10:56 AM   #81
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This is basically the argument of the train heading for 5 workers on the line and you standing beside the switch that will divert the train to another track where only 1 worker will die. There are no other parameters available to you, its either flick it or don't flick it.

If you flick the switch then by your own action you have effectively 'murdered' 1 person, yet allowed 5 to live. If you do nothing then by your own inaction you have consciously chosen to let 5 people die.

It is simultaneously a moral and ethical dilemma, there is no correct answer, it is a question designed to place one in the arena of "damned if you do, and damned if you don't".

All debating this is nothing more than hot air, no one knows what they will do in a future event that has not happened.
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if I didn't know any of the workers personally I would quite easily be able to say id flick the switch . Either way someones going to die so might as well make it the smallest number .When you aren't personally involved in the situation it would be easy to make that call .
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