Posted by horsservice on April 30, 2010
Good and Evil. Sometimes which side is which is obvious, but sometimes decisions involve more thought. What is good? What is evil? Here are some examples and mind-twisting moral issues.
Be fair with yourself, and tell the truth!^^
You are managing a hospital. Urgents operations needs to be carried out immediately, or the patient will most certainly die.One is a family man, 5 young children and a loving wife, he was a fireman and during a fire a wooden bolt went through his heart. One is a famous and respected but bachelor scientist, who just had a heart attack. He was on the verge of discovering a cure for cancer, but now progresses seems to be impossible without him. One is a little girl with a genetic disease provoking heart malfunction. You only have one heart. Who do you choose?
You are a well-known historian. War has raged for years between country A and country B, but now a peace treaty has been signed under the pressure of the international community. The peace is still weak, as noone was really willing to stop fighting. You come across documents proving that country A was responsible for the war. Do you reveal the truth, risking the outbreak of a new war?
You are a mechanical engineer. Your team is repairing two railroads: on one, only one technician is working, on the other, 5 techicians are operating. A train is coming on the railway with 5 people!! Too late to warn them. Your only possiblity is to switch the train to the other railway where only one technician is operating. Will you do it?
If your only choice is to push a realy fat guy on the railway to stop the train, will you still do it?