Saturday, May 12, 2007


A couple of morality questions for you.

A train is coming down the tracks, and is going to hit 5 people. If you flick the switch, it will instead hit one. Do you flick the switch?

Answered that? Happy?

5 patients all need organ transplants to live- a man in the next room has 5 healthy organs. Should the doctor take his organs to save the others lives?

So are your answers the same for both? If not, why?


At 12:40 pm, Blogger Boo and Trev said...

That doesn't make sense. Is the man in the next room dead or will you have to kill him to get his organs? The person who is left alive from the train thing doesn't kill the others to live. I don't understand.

At 6:37 pm, Blogger Mr K said...

The man in the next room is alive- you have to kill him to get the organs. The point is you are the one making the decision- would you flip the switch to save 5 people but kill one instead, and if so, would you kill one person to save 5 others?


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