Tuesday, 16 February 2010

You know the ethical thought experiments people sometimes do?

Like: 12 people are in a life boat that is only build for 11. The boat is going to sink in 30 minutes if you do not throw someone overboard into the freezing water. You know help is on its way - but you don't know when it will reach you... it might take hours...
Do you throw someone out? And who? The captain? The wounded guy who will die in less in an hour if he doesn't get help? The pregnant lady? The murderer who was being transported to a prison? The old man?

Now imagine this boat, the 12 people are discussion if and who to throw out... suddenly a man stands up and says:

*note* Annas was high priest when Jesus was sentenced to death.

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