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    Re: The Classic Morality Puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by Miroku4444 View Post
    My answer is based on what would benefit the world the most, survival of the fittest, and a natural self preservation instinct.
    __________________________________________________ ________________
    Passenger #1-Male, 68: A brilliant physicist on the brink of a major discovery. Gay and in a relationship. Atheist.

    -Would so benefit the world, would definitely save him. You never know, he could get us to mars?? (Save)
    __________________________________________________ _________________
    Passenger #2- Female 52: Married housewife and mother of 2 grown children. Buddhist.

    -Her kids are grown, and shes lived fairly long. Dont see her saving the world either. (No save).
    __________________________________________________ __________________
    Passenger #3-Male 45: Married car salesman and father of six (some grown, some still at home). Muslim.

    -This guy is really needed, family would really suffer if he was lost. So he gets saved. (Save).
    __________________________________________________ ___________________
    Passenger #4- Female 43: Civil rights activist and widow of a baptist preacher. No children. Christian.

    -Does alot of good for the world. (Save)
    __________________________________________________ ___________________
    Passenger #5- Male, 35: A married doctor with three children. You know that he's cheating on his wife. Catholic.

    -Has three kids that needs him, and he saves ppl lives. The cheating don't matter to me. (Save)
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Passenger #6- Female 24: college dropout (you do not know the circumstances), now a substitute teacher. Very kind, but doesn't seem very smart. Scientoloist.

    -Looks like the world wouldn't miss her? (No save).
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Passenger #7- Male 18: former gang member just out of juvenile hall, he says he has reformed completely and wants to be a musician. Born-again Christian.

    - Thats nice and all, but just a musician? Ify on this one, and since my boat is now full, gotta let him go. (No Save)
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Passenger #8- Female 8: a sweet little girl and math whiz... she has Progeria (a rapid aging disease) and likely will not live past her 10th birthday. Jehovah's Witness.

    -Seeing she has only 2 years to live, wouldn't make sense to save her. (No Save)
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Passenger #9- Male 3: A child with downs syndrome. His parents died in the accident that sunk your ship. Religion unknown.
    -This one gets let go on the survival of the fittest factor. Dont see her saving the world. (No Save)

    __________________________________________________ _____________________
    Passenger #10- yourself


    Well out of a natural instinct to survive, you know ill be saving myself. (Save)
    My thoughts exactly. The only other, truly fair option is to destroy the lifeboat and let everyone drown together.
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    Re: The Classic Morality Puzzle

    Male 3
    Female 8
    Male 18
    Male 45
    Me

    why? they all saw life as beautiful and have something that's so strong to live for. They each have a life that can grow into something beautiful... not to say the others didn't, but these were the ones i really felt had something special to them...

    ^_^ and i would feel safe that they wouldn't try to harm the children or me... the kids would be easy to carry, so the guys and i could row... but that's really all i thought when it came to the survival aspect of it...

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    Re: The Classic Morality Puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by Miroku4444 View Post
    Passenger #1-Male, 68: A brilliant physicist on the brink of a major discovery. Gay and in a relationship. Atheist.

    -Would so benefit the world, would definitely save him. You never know, he could get us to mars?? (Save)
    Silly, I thought the "lifeboat" could only support five people, including yourself.

    And yeah..... he (the physicist) could also migrate to Mars and nuke all people on Earth, hypothetically speaking, for he might, after surviving this ship wreak, turn into a sadistic misanthrope. Who knows how each might turn into! >.>

    My response:

    After surreptitiously sabotaging the lifeboat... I would allow the (five) eagerest (for survival) of the nine the entry (into the boat and) to the game I call "Meet your destiny or something like the sort", and, well, have their survival be determined by happenstance. And the remaining five "leftovers", including myself, would participate in the same "rat race", only without the help of a crippled lifeboat. Just a crazy thought!

    Edit: While I was trying to cooperate with my slow computer, I didn't realize I was too slow informing the five-people-only thing.

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    Re: The Classic Morality Puzzle

    Here's mine. I'll just copy Mirokuu's and change it a little bit here and there.

    __________________________________________________ ________________
    Passenger #1-Male, 68: A brilliant physicist on the brink of a major discovery. Gay and in a relationship. Atheist.

    -Not sure whether the discovery will turn out good or not, but a discovery is a discovery so he's on. (Save)
    __________________________________________________ _________________
    Passenger #2- Female 52: Married housewife and mother of 2 grown children. Buddhist.

    -She deserves to see grandchildren and enjoy at least another two decade with her partner. (Save).
    __________________________________________________ __________________
    Passenger #3-Male 45: Married car salesman and father of six (some grown, some still at home). Muslim.

    -This guy is really needed, family would really suffer if he was lost. So he gets saved. (Save).
    __________________________________________________ ___________________
    Passenger #4- Female 43: Civil rights activist and widow of a baptist preacher. No children. Christian.

    -Time for her to meet her husband. (No Save)
    __________________________________________________ ___________________
    Passenger #5- Male, 35: A married doctor with three children. You know that he's cheating on his wife. Catholic.

    -Has three kids that needs him, and he saves ppl lives. But cheating is taboo in my book. So it's either him or the substitute teacher. (Not Saving/Save)
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Passenger #6- Female 24: college dropout (you do not know the circumstances), now a substitute teacher. Very kind, but doesn't seem very smart. Scientoloist.

    -Toughest decision. Flip-flop with doctor. Somehow Scientologist and not very smart seemed to go together (Not saving/Save).
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Passenger #7- Male 18: former gang member just out of juvenile hall, he says he has reformed completely and wants to be a musician. Born-again Christian.

    - Too bad he was trying to become a musician, if he was poet he would have made my decision so much easier. Besides we already got Timbaland. (No Save)
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Passenger #8- Female 8: a sweet little girl and math whiz... she has Progeria (a rapid aging disease) and likely will not live past her 10th birthday. Jehovah's Witness.

    -Seeing she has only 2 years to live, wouldn't make sense to save her. (No Save)
    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Passenger #9- Male 3: A child with downs syndrome. His parents died in the accident that sunk your ship. Religion unknown.

    -He's as good as dead, so no point in saving him. (No Save)

    __________________________________________________ _____________________
    Passenger #10- yourself

    Well out of a natural instinct to survive, you know ill be saving myself. (Save)
    __________________

    'Cause you give me something / That makes me scared, alright / This could be nothing / But I'm willing to give it a try / Please give me something
    'Cause someday I might call you from my heart

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    Re: The Classic Morality Puzzle

    There wouldn't be any "morality" question at all. If there is a sinking ship, its women and children first, and I, as a man, would gladly, although there would be some reluctance, would give up my spot if it came to that.

    And here's my reasoning: Children are our future. Women have the ability to give life. Men, on the other hand, are only the cataylist for the start of life, and once their job is done, they would no longer be needed from a biological standpoint.

    So, speaking for the furtherance of the species, Women and Children First.

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    Re: The Classic Morality Puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by tsurara View Post
    You are on a sinking ship with 9 other living passengers. Only 5 people will fit on the lifeboat and for some reason everyone looks to you to make this decision.

    The passengers:

    - Male, 68: A brilliant physicist on the brink of a major discovery. Gay and in a relationship. Atheist.
    - Female 52: Married housewife and mother of 2 grown children. Buddhist.
    - Male 45: Married car salesman and father of six (some grown, some still at home). Muslim.
    - Female 43: Civil rights activist and widow of a baptist preacher. No children. Christian.
    - Male, 35: A married doctor with three children. You know that he's cheating on his wife. Catholic.
    - Female 24: college dropout (you do not know the circumstances), now a substitute teacher. Very kind, but doesn't seem very smart. Scientologist.
    - Male 18: former gang member just out of juvenile hall, he says he has reformed completely and wants to be a musician. Born-again Christian.
    - Female 8: a sweet little girl and math whiz... she has Progeria (a rapid aging disease) and likely will not live past her 10th birthday. Jehovah's Witness.
    - Male 3: A child with downs syndrome. His parents died in the accident that sunk your ship. Religion unknown.
    -yourself

    Who will you save and why?
    I have several questions about this question.

    Is the life boat just a life boat? Are there supplies: food, water, and first aid? Or is it just a boat with two paddles? How much weight can the life boat take before it sinks low enough to take on water? How much does each individual weigh?

    - Female 24: college dropout (you do not know the circumstances), now a substitute teacher. Very kind, but doesn't seem very smart. Scientologist
    Is she hot?

    Finally the people you left on the sinking boat drown right? How long are the people floating in the lifeboat? Are they saved, or are they killed by the sun and lack of food/water?
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    Re: The Classic Morality Puzzle

    - Male, 68: A brilliant physicist on the brink of a major discovery. Gay and in a relationship. Atheist.
    because we can't sacrifice a man who can bring a discovery that can change the world forever and as divine_punishment said he will be useful in navigating the life boat otherwise no one would survive
    - Male 45: Married car salesman and father of six (some grown, some still at home). Muslim.
    because he has 6 sons that if he died the life of 6 human beings may be ruined with no supporting father
    - Female 24: college dropout (you do not know the circumstances), now a substitute teacher. Very kind, but doesn't seem very smart. Scientologist.
    such person is very useful in comforting the other passengers on the boat and will be able to keep hope in the passengers' hearts
    - Female 8: a sweet little girl and math whiz... she has Progeria (a rapid aging disease) and likely will not live past her 10th birthday. Jehovah's Witness.
    i can't leave a child behind and she has only two years left ,we can't steal the only precious life time left for her
    - Male 3: A child with downs syndrome. His parents died in the accident that sunk your ship. Religion unknown.
    this child is in a devastating shock and he had suffered enough already knowing that he lost his parents a little while earlier
    i won't save myself because i don't know maybe because i try to save every thing i'm capable of saving ,and i'll stay with other passengers comforting them and keeping the hope that we must have patience and maybe we will get rescued if we stayed alive even if there was not even the slightest chance of survival
    Honestly ,this the HARDEST puzzle i ever saw in my entire life i think because it is related to the matter of life and death
    Life and Death are always one and the same
    EVEN IF A RAINBOW IS BROKEN THERE'S STILL THE SKY

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    Re: The Classic Morality Puzzle

    - Male, 68: A brilliant physicist on the brink of a major discovery. Gay and in a relationship. Atheist.
    - Female 52: Married housewife and mother of 2 grown children. Buddhist.
    - Male 45: Married car salesman and father of six (some grown, some still at home). Muslim.
    - Female 43: Civil rights activist and widow of a baptist preacher. No children. Christian.
    - Male, 35: A married doctor with three children. You know that he's cheating on his wife. Catholic.
    - Female 24: college dropout (you do not know the circumstances), now a substitute teacher. Very kind, but doesn't seem very smart. Scientologist.
    - Male 18: former gang member just out of juvenile hall, he says he has reformed completely and wants to be a musician. Born-again Christian.
    - Female 8: a sweet little girl and math whiz... she has Progeria (a rapid aging disease) and likely will not live past her 10th birthday. Jehovah's Witness.
    - Male 3: A child with downs syndrome. His parents died in the accident that sunk your ship. Religion unknown.
    -yourself
    well now lets see.
    the two children get saved, no matter what the outcome of their lives will be.
    the rest of us draw straws and let fate decide. but if I get saved I would offer my seat to someone else.

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