Poll: Switch it or not?
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You leave the train
38 17%
You switch tracks
182 83%
Voters: 220.
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#1
You are at a train junction, and there is an out of control train heading your way. You are by a switch that can send the train different ways.

You know that if you leave it the train will go straight on towards a bridge were 40 workers are working, you have no way of warning them. There could be a lot of deaths.

If you use the switch it will go down a different track towards a bridge where 5 workers are working.
The death toll could be lower but you would be responsable.

What would you do?


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#3


just wait and see what happens...

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#4
how many hobos are on the train?

i count them three times each.
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#5
Let the 5 die. It's the logical thing to do.


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#6
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or fap.

all fourty of them?!?
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#8
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#9
Jump in front so that it hits me, stops, and kills no one else?
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#10
5 people have more chance of getting out of the way
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#11
I film it, put it on youtube and then post it in the Pit.
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#12
To anyone who said yes.
5 hobos with no families who no-one will notice have gone missing walk into your hospital (you are the best surgeon in the world) They will all die in 3 days of a highly treatable disease, but if you allow them to die their organs can be used to save 40 other people.
What do you do?
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5 people have more chance of getting out of the way


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#16
I would imagine the people would hear a damn train coming towards them...oh, unless it's one of those new electric-powered trains that are all silent like. So Then I'd pull the lever and kill the 5 motards.
#19
call in a giant eagle to pick up the train and carry it to safety were no one gets hurt, its the obvious solution

or id post a forum in the pit about the circumstance before reacting
#20
I have this book somewhere..
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#21
I'd shoot it in the face.
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#22
Im sure the five would see it and get out of the way unless they were pretty damn stupid.

if they dont get out of the way, then they deserve to die.
#23
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I film it, put it on youtube and then post it in the Pit.


Win.

But seriously, I don't think I could choose to change its path, I'd have to let it go straight on. If I changed the direction and it killed 1 of the 5 workers then I'd know it was my fault.
#24
This is stupid. Just because you didn't switch the tracks doesn't make you any better.

Letting 40 people die because you don't want to feel guilty? I'd feel WAY more guilty if I let 40 people die. And it would be just as much my fault seeing as I could have spared their lives for 5 people instead.
#25
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Jump in front so that it hits me, stops, and kills no one else?


You must be a giant...
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#26
run in front of the train but dont get hit(obviously) in an attemp to get the train conductor dude's attention. if that fails, then i guess that just sucks
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This is stupid. Just because you didn't switch the tracks doesn't make you any better.

Letting 40 people die because you don't want to feel guilty? I'd feel WAY more guilty if I let 40 people die. And it would be just as much my fault seeing as I could have spared their lives for 5 people instead.
What if the 5 people were your closest family and friends and the other 40 people were just random strangers.
#29
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#30
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This is stupid. Just because you didn't switch the tracks doesn't make you any better.

Letting 40 people die because you don't want to feel guilty? I'd feel WAY more guilty if I let 40 people die. And it would be just as much my fault seeing as I could have spared their lives for 5 people instead.

In that case what would you do if 5 hobos with no families who no-one will notice have gone missing walk into your hospital (you are the best surgeon in the world) They will all die in 3 days of a highly treatable disease, but if you allow them to die their organs can be used to save 40 other people.
What do you do?
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#31
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This is stupid. Just because you didn't switch the tracks doesn't make you any better.

Letting 40 people die because you don't want to feel guilty? I'd feel WAY more guilty if I let 40 people die. And it would be just as much my fault seeing as I could have spared their lives for 5 people instead.

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Win.

But seriously, I don't think I could choose to change its path, I'd have to let it go straight on. If I changed the direction and it killed 1 of the 5 workers then I'd know it was my fault.
and then we had both sides of the experiment.
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#32
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This is stupid. Just because you didn't switch the tracks doesn't make you any better.

Letting 40 people die because you don't want to feel guilty? I'd feel WAY more guilty if I let 40 people die. And it would be just as much my fault seeing as I could have spared their lives for 5 people instead.

*sigh*

So guilt is more important as a factor than lives?
#33
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#34
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In that case what would you do if 5 hobos with no families who no-one will notice have gone missing walk into your hospital (you are the best surgeon in the world) They will all die in 3 days of a highly treatable disease, but if you allow them to die their organs can be used to save 40 other people.
What do you do?

These are such old arguments

Keep them alive, no human live should be put on priority of others.
#36
I would put the trackswitch half-way so the train would go directly into the fork in the tracks. The wheels would come off and the train would be skidding through dirt on its chassis, so it would be an effective breaking system. Now, can i has 1 x Internet?
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#37
I would pull the switch halfway so the tracks shift towards the 5 people but don't connect so that when the train reaches that point, it would get derailed and break down hitting neither the 40 nor the 5.

/thread?

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#39
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I would pull the switch halfway so the tracks shift towards the 5 people but don't connect so that when the train reaches that point, it would get derailed and break down hitting neither the 40 nor the 5.

/thread?

so close...just one post late
but on second thought, would that actually work?
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#40
I would stop the train with my hands.
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