Emotion vs Logic.Posted by: Mathgeekjoe
You and another person are in a dangerous situation. If you try to save yourself, you have a 1/2 chance of surviving but the other person is guaranteed to die (logical). If you try to save yourself and the other person, the probability you both die is 5/6, but you have a 1/6 probability that both you and the other person survives (emotional).
Logical choice, highest expected value of somebody surviving
Emotional choice, you give the other person a chance of surviving