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Thread: The Murder Dilemma (an ethics question)

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    Re: The Murder Dilemma (an ethics question)

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    switch the track and sleep well at night, I caused the least harm.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: The Murder Dilemma (an ethics question)

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    switch the track and sleep well at night, I caused the least harm.
    Until you find out that the next Hitler, Stalin or similar was on board at the time.
    Only a fool measures equality by results and not opportunities.

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    Re: The Murder Dilemma (an ethics question)

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Until you find out that the next Hitler, Stalin or similar was on board at the time.
    Highly unlikely

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    Re: The Murder Dilemma (an ethics question)

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    The only way the answers to those questions can matter is if you're placing different amounts of value on the lives of different people.
    Yes. Which is the basis of my morality.

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    Re: The Murder Dilemma (an ethics question)

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yes. Which is the basis of my morality.
    Even if every life has the same value, is it still moral to sacrifice one against his/her will to preserve others? (Not a rhetorical question; I'm just curious about how your morality addresses it.)
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    Re: The Murder Dilemma (an ethics question)

    Switch the track if there were no other options e.g., stopping the train. One would be minimizing harm by doing so.

    A decision not to switch tracks or "walking out" (in effect a decision to maintain the train's current course) would be a choice to maximize harm.

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    Re: The Murder Dilemma (an ethics question)

    when a Sargent sends his men to fight is it murder when you know it is a no win situation.. is it murder when we drop bombs on an army and innocent people get killed in this case it is collateral damage

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    Re: The Murder Dilemma (an ethics question)

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Until you find out that the next Hitler, Stalin or similar was on board at the time.
    That's kinda a bull**** argument though - how could you possibly know that the future Hitler 2.0 was aboard, let alone that he/she WAS such?
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    Re: The Murder Dilemma (an ethics question)

    Quote Originally Posted by plutonium View Post
    when a Sargent sends his men to fight is it murder when you know it is a no win situation.. is it murder when we drop bombs on an army and innocent people get killed in this case it is collateral damage
    "Collateral damage" is a bull**** term.

    Call it what it is - "acceptable killing".
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    Re: The Murder Dilemma (an ethics question)

    Quote Originally Posted by plutonium View Post
    when a Sargent sends his men to fight is it murder when you know it is a no win situation.. is it murder when we drop bombs on an army and innocent people get killed in this case it is collateral damage
    War itself is a murder contest.
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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