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The Trolley Dilemma
#354 03/04/2020 9:09 AM
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A trolley is running out of control down a track. In its path are five people who have been tied to the track by a mad philosopher. Fortunately, you could flip a switch, which will lead the trolley down a different track to safety. Unfortunately, there is a single person tied to that track. Should you flip the switch or do nothing?

What should they do? And why do you feel that way?


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Re: The Trolley Dilemma
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I would flip the switch. I would feel there's less blood on my hands if I kill 1 instead of killing 5.

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matthews #356 03/04/2020 9:33 AM
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I would flip the switch and kill the one person. Having 1 family being sad that they lost someone would be better than 5 families.

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matthews #360 03/04/2020 10:08 AM
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I would not touch the switch. If you were to do that, you WOULD be the reason that person dies. Leaving it alone would not make their deaths your fault. If you switch it you would be going out of your way to kill someone.

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matthews #363 03/04/2020 10:47 AM
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I would not do anything but watch as the 5 people die because i don't want to be responsible for anybody's death

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matthews #364 03/04/2020 10:49 AM
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I would flip the switch, for while it is true that everyone is equal, the lives of the many outweigh the few. Five lives are more valuable than a singular life. Now, if the one person was, say, a scientist who knows the cure to a plague, and the five people are criminals, then I would not flip the switch.

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matthews #367 03/04/2020 11:04 AM
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I'd Watch them all die and laugh insanely!

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matthews #369 03/04/2020 11:08 AM
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i would not flip the switch because why are the laying there anyway l would not be responsible for the deaths who ever put them there would

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matthews #371 03/04/2020 11:12 AM
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I wouldn't do nothing. I don't want to go to courts and those kinds of things because I would responsible for that death.

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matthews #372 03/04/2020 11:12 AM
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I wouldn't do anything for no one because i don't want to get blamed for someone's death or for being in the other people's side.

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matthews #373 03/04/2020 11:14 AM
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I would flip the switch to save the lives of the five people. It's unfortunate that the decision you make will end up in someone's death either way, so it's better that one person dies then a whole group of people. It would also depend on who the person may be, such as if they're a criminal or if they're a parent with children.

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matthews #378 03/04/2020 1:03 PM
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To be honest it's a very hard question to answer but i would chose to flip the switch because I rather be responsible of one death than five deaths.

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matthews #379 03/04/2020 1:08 PM
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I would flip the swich because i rather safe more lifes than just one; Because it would be less blood and less pain to watch.

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matthews #381 03/04/2020 2:12 PM
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ill kill 5 peopl we domt truely now if they good or bad

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matthews #383 03/04/2020 2:26 PM
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I would flip the switch and kill the one person. Having 1 family being sad that they lost someone would be better than 5 families

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matthews #385 03/04/2020 2:31 PM
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It's none of my business so im not responsible for anyone's death. But i rather one person die than five.

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matthews #386 03/04/2020 2:33 PM
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I would flip the switch. While I wouldn't be the one who tied the people down, I would be ridden with guilt if five people died while I stood by and watched. All life is valuable, so allowing five to live while one dies, is a sacrifice I would make.

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matthews #388 03/04/2020 2:34 PM
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I would flip the switch.if I kill 1 instead of killing 5.

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I would kill 1 instead of five.

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