Poll: Would you push the button?
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Yes
46 75%
No
15 25%
Voters: 61.
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#1
You're on a big boat carrying a bunch of average everyday passengers like yourself. At the same time, due to irrelevant circumstances, there is another big boat carrying a bunch of convicted criminals. Both boats are rigged with bombs and other explosives. Each boat has 1 control with a button that will detonate the bombs on the other boat. It becomes known, due to irrelevant circumstances, that if neither boat pushes the button within maybe 30 minutes, then the explosives on both boats will blow up.

If you're on the boat with average everyday people, would you be in favor of pushing the button and detonating the bombs on the other boat?
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#5
Imagine you're on a boat


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It's over simplified, So what!

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#7
I exoect the button to detonate my own boat , so no.
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#9
so Dark Knight is where that scene is from...I knew I recognized that scene somewhere.

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#10
Can't I just jump out the boat and swim? I'd like to just jump out and swim and leave this decision to someone else. Though if I were in the criminal boat, I guess I'd be out of luck anyways.
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#13
Yeah. A group of non-criminals are probably gonna be better in general and make more people happy than a group of criminals. It's the right thing to do
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#14
I'd jump off the boat and swim away. Yeah, I'd be that guy -- the one who starts a mass exodus off the boats.
#15
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#16
Id throw the switch out the window


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#17
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You're on a big boat carrying a bunch of average everyday passengers like yourself.

Who says I'm average?
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#19
both boats blow in 30 minutes if nobody presses the button? i'd be in favor of flipping the switch whichever boat i was on, i don't believe that sparing the boat full of civilians is in any way the moral thing to do.
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#20
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both boats blow in 30 minutes if nobody presses the button? i'd be in favor of flipping the switch whichever boat i was on, i don't believe that sparing the boat full of civilians is in any way the moral thing to do.

i don't kwno if it's the ambien or im dumb as hell but idh a clue as to whats going on
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#22
^ lul
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hey i have read and fully understand the question, i'm just thikning outside the box here man
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#23
I'd be in favor of pressing the switch. I don't want to lose my life and indecision leads me to lose my life so I would do it. I won't rationalize it by comparing my life to the life of the criminals. I wouldn't even wait lol
#26
This is exactly why I don't go on boats.
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#27
I don't know if I could push that button. I mean it's basically how the people acted in that scene, where the non-prisoners felt like they had the right to push the button, but none of them could do it themselves.

Mainly because killing a boat full of people isn't an easy thing to make yourself do.

Basically I'd want the button to be pushed, not by me, though.
#28
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It's over simplified, So what!

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#30
I choose option C: Jump overboard.

Also couldn't you have at least tried to pretend you didn't just see The Dark Knight for the first time Brad? At least make it a little different.
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#31
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I don't know if I could push that button. I mean it's basically how the people acted in that scene, where the non-prisoners felt like they had the right to push the button, but none of them could do it themselves.

Mainly because killing a boat full of people isn't an easy thing to make yourself do.

Basically I'd want the button to be pushed, not by me, though.

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#32
I'd be in favor of blowing the boat full of criminals to kingdom come, aye.

The problem would arise when you realize that the criminals would probably give even less of a crap about blowing up a boat full of civilians - it becomes a race against each other to flip the switch first, and civilians who pick really inconvenient times to activate their moral compasses may doom the civilians.

That said... I am a bit of a wuss, and would not likely be able to hit the button myself, because I'd be one of those people who pick inconvenient times to activate that moral compass - what were they convicted for? Are juvenile delinquents included? What if the people on my boat are just as bad, and they just haven't been convicted?

That last one would do it. I'd commandeer a lifeboat and paddle like my life depended on it - it would, of course.
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#36
I'd genuinely have no hesitations to push the button. And I mean that.

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#38
yes, solely because i am on the boat. although boats make me want to die, i don't want to die in general. i consider both boats equal besides the inclusion of me.
#40
I'd say I've got 30 minutes to get as many people off the boats as I can.
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