This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.

Comment

← From the Heavens or From Nature: The Origins of Morality

Sciros's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by Sciros

Are we talking about the thought experiment where you have to choose between pushing a fat guy in front of a train to derail it or let the train hit a school bus (or whatever)? Well yeah you have to kind of abstract away the "details" and just look at the premise -- can you sacrifice one life to save more than one?

Sure, yeah, assuming no emotional attachments to that one life.

Sat, 17 Oct 2009 01:26:00 UTC | #406122