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    Moral question

    There are three human beings on a raft out in the sea. They are all rather the same; each is your average Joe, a good guy who does his work and gets along well with those around him.

    This raft however is made of a material that doesn't have enough buoyancy to be able to keep all three men afloat, evident by its slow descent into the water the longer the three men stay on it. The water below is icy cold and the temperature combined with the moisture is enough to kill a man after hardly a dozen minutes of exposure (guy becomes unconscious and then drowns/dies of hypothermia).

    The raft does however, have the buoyancy to support two guys.

    Should one be forsaken? Simple moral question, there is no right or wrong. But this is mainly a test to see what you would do.

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    There is no other option. You either forsake this man or have him hang on with the rest. You may give reasoning and you may debate other's reasoning.
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    Re: Moral question

    Start bailing and take turns at blowing more air into the raft.

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    Re: Moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    There are three human beings on a raft out in the sea. They are all rather the same; each is your average Joe, a good guy who does his work and gets along well with those around him.

    This raft however is made of a material that doesn't have enough buoyancy to be able to keep all three men afloat, evident by its slow descent into the water the longer the three men stay on it. The water below is icy cold and the temperature combined with the moisture is enough to kill a man after hardly a dozen minutes of exposure (guy becomes unconscious and then drowns/dies of hypothermia).

    The raft does however, have the buoyancy to support two guys.

    Should one be forsaken? Simple moral question, there is no right or wrong. But this is mainly a test to see what you would do.

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    There is no other option. You either forsake this man or have him hang on with the rest. You may give reasoning and you may debate other's reasoning.
    One man's got to go. Will it be you?

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    Re: Moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    Start bailing and take turns at blowing more air into the raft.
    Read the edit. You will address this question directly.
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    Re: Moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    Start bailing and take turns at blowing more air into the raft.
    Awe come on. Changing the rules is for wimps.

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    Re: Moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    One man's got to go. Will it be you?
    So forsake the last man (the last man could be any of them)?

    P.S. You are not part of this, rather, picture yourself as one who pulls the "strings" of the three men. Remember they are all of the same caliber.
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    Re: Moral question

    Yeah right.

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    Re: Moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    All right. You push him overboard.
    So is the right to life of two men greater than the right to life of one? Does life then have a value?
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    Re: Moral question

    I would not put anyone overboard. Excepting yourself of course, because you're plainly a troublemaker.

    We're in it together.

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    Re: Moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    So forsake the last man (the last man could be any of them)?

    P.S. You are not part of this, rather, picture yourself as one who pulls the "strings" of the three men. Remember they are all of the same caliber.
    That would make 4.
    Draw straws.
    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The damage to the black community from all this will be devastating.
    Not only on public perception and reputation, but cops simply won't want to police these neighborhoods anymore.
    The shooter was later found to be white.

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