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Old 10-12-2007, 01:57 PM
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Default how many people would you kill to save your child\'s life?

i think this thread might have been done before, but not in this forum. You can push a button and it will kill a bunch of random or your child dies. What is the highest number of people you would kill to save your child?
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:11 PM
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Default Re: how many people would you kill to save your child\'s life?

I think this question is kinda dumb. The human moral sense is not adapted to deal with this, and so I think a lot of what we spit out on the subject is just garbage.
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:17 PM
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Default Re: how many people would you kill to save your child\'s life?

What a silly question. Except for my wife, there is no one on the face of this Earth I'd save before my kids. So, I guess the answer is 6 billion or so.
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:53 PM
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Default Re: how many people would you kill to save your child\'s life?

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i think this thread might have been done before, but not in this forum. You can push a button and it will kill a bunch of random or your child dies. What is the highest number of people you would kill to save your child?

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I think for most parents, the answer is, "as many as it takes."
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:57 PM
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I would have to go with zero. I would not want other people pushing buttons that could randomly kill me and my family, so I won't push the same button when offered. Obviously if i was there on the spot and my kid was screaming and yelling and about to die I might change my mind. But in the general case, I don't feel qualified to make the judgment as to when X is a high or low enough number to be OK.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:01 PM
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I would have to go with zero. I would not want other people pushing buttons that could randomly kill me and my family, so I won't push the same button when offered.

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sidetrack: would you push a button that gives you a billion dollars cash?
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:24 PM
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I would have to go with zero. I would not want other people pushing buttons that could randomly kill me and my family, so I won't push the same button when offered.

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sidetrack: would you push a button that gives you a billion dollars cash?

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If I knew the billion dollars was going to be compiled by randomly stealing it from other people, no.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:28 PM
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I would have to go with zero. I would not want other people pushing buttons that could randomly kill me and my family, so I won't push the same button when offered.

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sidetrack: would you push a button that gives you a billion dollars cash?

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If I knew the billion dollars was going to be compiled by randomly stealing it from other people, no.

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it's conjured out of thin air.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:32 PM
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Default Re: how many people would you kill to save your child\'s life?

Well, I'm not sure how many, but you would certainly be first on the list.

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Old 10-12-2007, 03:34 PM
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Do I have to stop pushing after my child is saved?
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