Thread: Fun with ethics
View Single Post
Old 17th February 2009, 11:37 PM
SchizoDeluxe's Avatar
SchizoDeluxe SchizoDeluxe is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Perth
Posts: 1,365
Default Re: Fun with ethics

The first I would save the 5, at the end of the day, I could at least say I tried rather than doing nothing or the very least.

The 2nd, I would not kill one person in order to save the others. The difference to this and the first one is subtle but it's there. Unless the person was a willing volunteer to die to save the others, I would not make that decision for that person. Unfortunately, people die in tragic circumstances.

Of course, therés an argument for other solutions and different circumstances, I don't think it's a morality thing as much as it is an instinctive decision but then, doctors probably make these kinds of decisions everyday so who knows.
I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death - George Carlin (R.I.P.)
Reply With Quote