Poll: Who would you save?
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View poll results: Who would you save?
I would save my friend, and let the strangers die.
25 69%
I would save a roomful of strangers, even if it means sacrificing a friend.
11 31%
Voters: 36.
#1
Would you sacrifice your friend's life in order to save a room full of strangers?

Who would you spare, and who would you sacrifice?

EDIT: Let's say your friend is a "good friend." Not your best friend, but you are close to them.
Last edited by Samdroid at Dec 2, 2009,
#3
I have few good real friends. Not letting one of them die for a room of what's probably half-filled with assholes.
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#4
Depends on the friend.
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#5
This is not a moral dilemma. This is stupid.
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#6
Depends on the deal either party can make for me before the given saving event.

Actually, I'd say the room of people, just cause I pick my friends based on their ability to fend off multiple ninjas with one hand.
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#7
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Depends how close of a friend he is.
/realistic response

I don't think it's a douchebag thing to say.

My best friend is worth more than a handful of hobos, but a lesser friend may be worth less than a room full of say parents with kids to support.

I hate to say it, but some people really are worth more than others.
#9
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Depends how close of a friend he is.
/douchebag

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#10
depending on which friend, i would probably save the friend. i may sound like an asshole, but i happen to be very close to my friends... that's why they're friends.
#11
FFFUUUUUUUUUU This question sucks. I picked saving the strangers, though.
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#14
Your mom's a moral dilemma. But really, is it not a moral question? Or do you not base it on morals?
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#15
I picked saving a friend, but if this were to actually happen I dunno what I would choose.
#16
I'd save the strangers. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one.
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#17
Find a way to keep them all alive.
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#18
is the room full of hot female sex-addicts?

I'd probably still go with the friend
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#22
save the strangers.

as long as we're talking hypothetically, every stranger in that room could have or be a good friend, just like the person i sacrificed. so even if i had to kill one good friend, i essentially saved a room full of "good friends".
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#23
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This is not a moral dilemma. This is stupid.


How is it not a moral issue?

I won't argue the stupid part, though. It came up in class today, and I wanted to see what The Pit would have to offer.

I was looking for honest responses, and I seem to be getting them. I am pleased.
#24
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How is it not a moral issue?

I won't argue the stupid part, though. It came up in class today, and I wanted to see what The Pit would have to offer.

I was looking for honest responses, and I seem to be getting them. I am pleased.

It's not moral because philosophically, no matter which way you go, you're saving a life. Or letting others die, depending on how you look at it. Technically, both answers are the same.
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#25
Lol I think TS is actually The Joker, seems like something he would do.
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#26
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#28
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How is it not a moral issue?

I won't argue the stupid part, though. It came up in class today, and I wanted to see what The Pit would have to offer.

I was looking for honest responses, and I seem to be getting them. I am pleased.

Not enough information. Tell your teacher that their morality play is stupid.
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#29
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It's not moral because philosophically, no matter which way you go, you're saving a life. Or letting others die, depending on how you look at it. Technically, both answers are the same.

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#30
Quote by Jackal58
Not enough information. Tell your teacher that their morality play is stupid.

It's merely hypothetical

Then again in ethics thought experiments are better when properly laid out.
#31
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It's merely hypothetical

Then again in ethics thought experiments are better when properly laid out.

If I had information on why I should choose a room full of strangers over a friend maybe I could formulate a position.

Scenario -
Your friend just commandeered a video game convention and is threatening to kill hostages.
You know your friend is quite capable of fulfilling his threat.
Kill him. I have no problem with killing my friend.
Your friend has just been informed that his co-workers have been taken hostage by an organization that has been trying to extort information that would put millions at risk. You have the ability to turn your friend and watch him die and millions of uninvolved people or say nothing and kill a room full of strangers. Bye unknown people.
Sorry stupid thread. I can create scenarios all night long that would allow me to pick one or the other.
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