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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    I disagree. Knowing the serial killer he would hide himself in the 5 to avoid you killing him and thus the one person you killed would just be an innocent victim.
    Kill the five and avoid more deaths in the future.
    So a serial killer would randomly tie himself up on a train track along with 4 people? The killer had a choice to be in danger?

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    Why would a serial killer tie himself in the first place? I'm only a driver, he/she could easily escape. He/she just happens to be one of those endangered people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshinebrighter View Post
    So a serial killer would random tie himself up on a train track along with 4 people?
    Assuming that if there was a chance that a serial killer was tied on the tracks it would be with the five. Unless of course someone else tied the serial killer. I assumed the serial killer made the whole situation and that he was one on the tracks.

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    @Litvyak: you said there was a higher likely chance that the serial killer was the 'one' person.

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    Oh wait.... no forget it. I also assumed the one guy was tied up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    Assuming that if there was a chance that a serial killer was tied on the tracks it would be with the five.
    This does not correspond with my comment. There are six people, they are just as likely to be harmless bunnies as serial killers. IF one of them is a serial killer however, there's a bigger chance that he/she is in the group of 5 than being the lone individual.

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    ^ Then I misunderstood your comment. Apologies. I was contemplating on why there are five people on the tracks in the first place. Perhaps it would have been better to let them get killed depending on the situation.

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    The content of the peoples' character isn't what's being questioned. We just have to assume they're all innocent bystanders or murderers for this to be an ethical dilemma.
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    Man got to sit and wonder why, why, why;
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
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    Either scenario is not my responsibility, people die all the time it's not my place to choose who lives and who dies

    I'd let things play out exactly how they are aka doing nothing

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    Maybe it's just the Te coming out, but I'm pretty sure most everyone would try to avoid hitting 5 people, whether it sacrificed 1 or not.

    But it would presumably become an actual moral dilemma if you recognised the sixth person.

    Squish five unknowns or plow down your neighbour?

    Or perhaps it's an ex-lover? Maybe just a guy you had one date with? A teacher from high school? Your son? Who do you choose? Which "one" is worth more than "the trolley track five"?




    Actually, maybe the real moral issue lies in your choice having to be made in a split second. Can you be counted as not responsible if the decision was made without reflection? And presumably depended on your reaction speed at least as much as your instinct for humanity. If you fail to react fast enough, did you actually kill them, or did they die by accident?
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