You can either kill one person and save one million people from dying, or let that one person live and let one million people die. Do you kill the one person to save one million people?
Kill the guy, save a million lives and then when all is over I can deal with the morality.
you should've left out the "maybe." make people choose.
There's always another way if you do it right.
If I were absolutely forced into that decision in real life? It would have to be suicide, no question about it. If forced to kill someone other than myself, no.
It would really really have to depend on the situation and depend on the person I'm killing. Because if that person is innocent I cannot do that.
Yes, especially if it's my sister in law.
I would not want to be that one person o.o
Ends justify the means or is the moral value of an act in the act alone?
if it was a million innocent people, in a heartbeat
No, I'm not going to play God.
Depends. Is it a million Nazis?
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It depends on who that one person is. Your Mother, Father, wife, child then no!
It's a trick. Nobody dies.
It is a trick, but ultimately everyone dies!
It's complicated and a horrible decision to make. For me, it would depend on which million people I was saving and who I had to kill. I know that sounds cold but it would factor into my decision.
It's not cold, just rational. Being close to the person/people you'd have to kill would definitely influence your decision.
It definitely could. My example would be one ER physician who could potentially save many lives or one million active members of ISIS and Al Queda who will potentially kill millions. That's an easy call for me.
I don't kill the one or any one of the million, and there is no likely scenario where such a choice could be made anyway. Typically, there is another one to take that one's place. Maybe less bad, maybe not.
Well it's either the guilt of one person's death on my hands or that of a million. I'd probably go insane with the latter.
It is a truly untenable choice, isn't it? But can we say those million have a greater right to life than the one? Philosophy- ugh!
Yeah, but on one hand, 1,000,000 is a lot of people compared to 1. Idk, I feel like it's far more wrong due to the quantity of lives destroyed.
It's a difficult philosophical question. How do you weigh the value of one life against many? I would choose the one and forever be riddled with guilt. If I could be the one, then it's a no brainer- kill me and save the others!