Would u kill a million 2 save billions

January 15, 2016, 2:54 am

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The debate "Would u kill a million 2 save billions" was started by Burnin on January 15, 2016, 2:54 am. 10 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 4 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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Burnin, ReadyToBegin, Firplius, FlyingCookie, Arixeo, thatdebatingchick and 4 visitors agree.
Chanakya, Wookie, swp16 and 1 visitor disagree.

I don't think there is a right or wrong answer to this question since it is a moral judgement call. Is it right to sacrifice one person to save another? Is it right to sacrifice one person to save 10, or 100, or the rest of the world? Most people have a threshold at which saving the many is the moral choice.

Personally I think saving 100 people by killing one is the moral choice, but I don't know that I would be able to actually pull the trigger.

3 years, 6 months ago

I think it depends on who those billions are. If they are the enemy, I'll do as I see fit in the moment.

3 years, 6 months ago

Killing innocents, regardless of the proposed benefits of saving others, is wrong. It is this very argument that medical researchers use to justify human experimenting: debilitate a few to save a few more.

3 years, 6 months ago
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