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Carl Sai Baba's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by Carl Sai Baba

ANTIcarrot:

I also think he is wrong on that, at least a little bit. Maybe we are odd ducks.

My skeptical reaction to the unworkable hypothetical body-drop (and similar proposals) is instant, often before the proposing speaker even finishes their sentence. I have the same reaction to a lot of these thought experiments.

And it definitely isn't post-decision rationalizing in my case, because I am in the minority of people who just might push the fat bastard. While it is interesting that 80% of all people answered in a contradicting way, it shouldn't be forgotten that 20% did not.

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 19:32:00 UTC | #406059