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Mattwall1 November 14th, 2014 2:17pm

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?

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chinito Florida
11/14/14 5:31 pm

Kill the guy, save a million lives and then when all is over I can deal with the morality.

firefly5 the verse
11/14/14 5:18 pm

you should've left out the "maybe." make people choose.

professorwho Madness and Genius
11/14/14 2:44 pm

There's always another way if you do it right.

susanr Colorado
11/14/14 11:51 am

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.

Tariq88 Utah
11/14/14 10:43 am

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.

jmw7477 Indiana
11/14/14 10:17 am

Yes, especially if it's my sister in law.

11/14/14 9:52 am

I would not want to be that one person o.o

TheCameron UCF
11/14/14 9:12 am

Ends justify the means or is the moral value of an act in the act alone?

Joshie New York City
11/14/14 8:29 am

if it was a million innocent people, in a heartbeat

Joshua77 Jesus is Lord
11/14/14 8:29 am

No, I'm not going to play God.

achilles2340 Still Exploring Space
11/14/14 7:56 am

Depends. Is it a million Nazis?

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
11/14/14 7:59 am

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rons screw politicians
11/14/14 7:46 am

It depends on who that one person is. Your Mother, Father, wife, child then no!

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
11/14/14 7:41 am

It's a trick. Nobody dies.

sojourner present
11/14/14 7:44 am

It is a trick, but ultimately everyone dies!

11/14/14 7:35 am

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.

R3dzombi3 Space, probably
11/14/14 1:24 pm

It's not cold, just rational. Being close to the person/people you'd have to kill would definitely influence your decision.

11/14/14 3:31 pm

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.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/14/14 7:34 am

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.

NDAmerican Florida
11/14/14 7:28 am

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.

sojourner present
11/14/14 7:31 am

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!

NDAmerican Florida
11/14/14 10:30 am

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.

sojourner present
11/14/14 7:22 am

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!

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
11/14/14 7:18 am

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