I botched the source name - I typed “dicalxpress.com”
when in fact it is medicalxpress.com. Can you repair this?
I need more information.Could the large stranger possibly be Michael Moore?
If the size differential between me and ther other is sufficient is large enough that I can’t save lives by stepping in front of a moving train, but he could if I pushed him, I doubt I could physically push him.
Maybe if I threw a box of doughnuts on the track or something...
Our whole society’s main worldview is machievellian or narciessitic, psychopathic. Not tooting our horn, but it is true that the only people that do not hold these views are Christian influences. -J.S.
Film at 11.
Your actions will certainly kill the big man. The runaway trolley is a random act of a kind that can happen to anyone. No human can predict the consequences of his failing to act. He can predict the consequences of his actions in the example and thus is morally responsible for such actions.
The only thing you know is that by pushing the large man in front of the trolley you will kill him.How do you know that action will really save the five people on the trolley? Is the large man Chris Christie and are the five passengers Dems? May I have a few hours to think about this?
I don’t want to tangle with a guy who’s big enough to stop a train
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2786484/posts ~ a good example of the phenomenon this thread discusses. Now, how did these guys get out of med school?
What if the fat guy next to me weighs more than the total weight of all five people on the tracks?
Psychobabble. Limit the choices to two? Living in a black and white world there. Didn’t the Coen brothers make a movie out of this....FRIED GREEN TOMATOES FOR OLD MEN?