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Old 06-15-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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The evolution of altruism, is it in your jeans

Is there a history of altruism in your family? maybe you don't have the genes. seems like a good trait to develop. here's a question: i'm standing on a traintrack and a train is travelling toward me. you have a chance to leap across the track and save me from the train. the question is: do you? lol
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:53 PM   #2
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Not you, but probably for anybody else.

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Old 06-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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I'd pay the train driver to speed up.

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Old 06-15-2013, 07:48 PM   #4
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That sounds like a boring version of the train dilemma, aka the trolley problem.

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There is a runaway trolley barreling down the railway tracks. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and unable to move. The trolley is headed straight for them. You are standing some distance off in the train yard, next to a lever. If you pull this lever, the trolley will switch to a different set of tracks. Unfortunately, you notice that there is one person on the side track. You have two options: (1) Do nothing, and the trolley kills the five people on the main track. (2) Pull the lever, diverting the trolley onto the side track where it will kill one person. Which is the correct choice?
The idea being to question whether it is better to intervene and one person dies, albeit purposely through your actions, or for the five people who would otherwise be killed by inaction, absolving you of the choice.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:19 PM   #5
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i knew you'd save me
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:05 PM   #6
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So which option do you pick?
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:09 AM   #7
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What the fuck is the point of this? We all know where this is all heading and what the outcome is going to be. Can we change the lever on all these pointless threads to perhaps just bore one person?

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Old 06-16-2013, 09:11 AM   #8
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Is there a history of altruism in your family? maybe you don't have the genes. seems like a good trait to develop. here's a question: i'm standing on a traintrack and a train is travelling toward me. you have a chance to leap across the track and save me from the train. the question is: do you? lol
For most people, I would probably go for the save. For you, I'd probably whip out my cock and pistol whip you with it a couple of times.

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Old 09-18-2013, 04:30 AM   #9
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I would make sure to tie you down, so even if you have last minute change of mind. You won't be able to run.

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