CDZ Which do you choose and why?

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    There's a stark lacking of good discussion topics on this board. So I thought I'd just throw a philosophy question out there, since I, and I'm sure many others, have zero desire to participate in many of the other useless threads, just uttering nonsense.

    2 part scenario question. 1st scenario: you're the conductor of a train, there are 5 people ahed of you on the tracks that you will hit unless you switch tracks, which will cause you to hit one person. What do you do and why.

    2nd scenario:You are observing the conductor from a bridge over the tracks. You notice he isn't paying attention, and there are 5 people he's about to hit, unless you can get his attention in time to switch tracks, where no one is standing. The only way to do this is to push an innocent bystander off the bridge onto the engine, that will alert the conductor about the oncoming people...what do you do?
     
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    It depends is she hot?

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    It's a cold winter day and everyone's wearing multiple layers and you can't tell what they look like
     
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    But does she have Betty Davis eyes?


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    "Reverse engines, full thrust, warp three!"

    OK --- who are the five people?


    You got that right. :thup:
     
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    They obviously can't see or hear the train coming, because of earmuffs, and the fact they're facing the wrong way
     
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    I want to know what they look like

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    Jesus people, it's a game/exercise, play it. What they look like or who they are doesn't matter
     
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    Okay five people stupid enough to walk on rail tracks and who do I help?

    Reply....,no one I just gaze at the wonder of natural selection!
     
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    That's actually a pretty good answer. I wouldn't word it as natural selection, but ok. Didn't even have to add the parts in the first scenario that A. The track is clearly marked Do Not Walk, where the 5 people are walking and B. The track where the one person is walking is not marked, and not supposed to be used, and that person walks it all the time with this knowledge
     
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