Monday, November 26, 2007

Time Magazine morality quiz veers into self-parody

Scenerio 3a: The Trolley
An out of control trolley is heading down a track toward five unsuspecting people and will surely kill them all. You could throw a switch diverting it to a siding, but an equally unsuspecting man is standing there and the train will kill him instead. Could you throw the switch, killing one to save five?

Scenerio 3c: The Trolley
In a third version of the trolley dilemma, you could throw a switch catapulting him onto the track, thereby not having to touch him as you kill him.

Catapult him onto the track? What is this, The Naked Gun? Take the moronic quiz here. Via.