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Life Raft

Discussion in 'Ethics and Morals' started by Enoch07, May 20, 2019.

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  1. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    Hypothetical situation.

    You're airplane has crash landed in the ocean. Luckily the airline you used is one of the few that provides inflatable life rafts. You begin helping survivors onto the life raft. But it's almost full. You have only 1 spot left and the raft is at capacity. 2 survivors left asking for help.

    One is a pregnant lady.

    The other is a convicted killer in cuffs struggling to stay afloat.

    Make your choice.
     
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    What life skills do they both have in order to help me survive? Is the pregnant woman Hitler's future mother? Is the convict Fyodor Dostoevsky?
     
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    Do pregnant ladies float? o_O
     
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    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    If she does we can use her has a life raft on have put the convict on her. Problem solved.
     
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    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Is it an option to save both by throwing @columbus overboard to make room?
     
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    How pregnant is the pregnant lady?
     
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    Everybody's taking this as a joke. Shame on them!

    The obvious answer to throw them both out. The pregnant lady might capsize the boat, while the killer is in handcuffs, so how useful could he be?
     
  8. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    Hmm very tempting......
     
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    depending on how long you will be stranded I'd say your better food value is with the pregnant woman because you could drink milk from the mother to stay hydrated and then if it comes down to it and she has the baby you get a two for one meal.
     
  10. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    Not answering any specific details.


    You people need to be able to think freely and make decisions based on your own principles without having the info framed a certain way and details you wouldn't normally know.

    You was on a plane it crashed you survived you are now in this situation. Make a decision and quickly.
     
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    Neither choice is moral. That is the problem. Moral rules do not fit all situations. In this situation you save whichever one you like better.
     
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    Pregnant lady.

    A cuffed killer could bring new dangers to that life-raft, because their morals and ethics would probably be more dodgy.

    Easy. Survival on a life-raft would be tough. If you survive you can feel bad about it all afterwards.
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  13. Enoch07

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    Incorrect

    There is a moral choice here.
     
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    Why do you think there is a moral option?
     
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    I think I would know how pregnant the pregnant lady is, since pregnancy has very visible symptoms.
     
  16. Enoch07

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    Because you can only chose to save one.

    You can save a pregnant lady.

    Or

    A known killer wearing handcuffs.

    Why do you think there is not a moral decision to be made?
     
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    The rules simply don't provide for an answer or so it seems to me.
     
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    Screenshot_2019-05-20 Do pregnant women float - Google Search.png
     
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  19. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    What would be the moral choice for you?

    Save both?

    Save neither?
     
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    A decision based on feelings. Absent any information to support a logical decision one is left to feel their way to doing the right thing.

    Set your feelings aside, so no moral choice, the fair thing would be to flip a coin.

    Hard to say, one has to be in the moment to feel whatever it is you are going to base your decision on. Feelings may take you to the wrong choice but at least you'll make one.

    Culturally I've been taught to protect women and children first, so absent other influences, I suspect that is probably where my choice would lie.
     
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