Every time you push this button, $1 million will de deposited into your bank account, but a random person will die at the same time. Would you push it?

Posted by: ladiesman

  • Yes

  • No

59% 23 votes
41% 16 votes
  • If it means using the million dollars to fund a cure for cancer, yes.

  • This is a trolley problem...

    Posted by: reece
  • Correlation does not imply Causation. I would push the hell out of it.

  • Depends. If I'm able to then donate 100% of that money to help lots of other people, then it's worth it. I would be happy to die if I knew that thousands of people would be helped by it.

  • Can I push it multiple times and get more money?

  • Only if it also ensured that I was taken off the list of people who could die when the button was pressed. Then yeah, I'd push it like 250 times.

  • Repeatedly...until it broke or there were no more humans left. And not for the money, oh no, I would do this gratis.

  • PrEsS Sorry mom press sorry dad press sorry child

  • Just once.

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ladiesman says2016-09-05T02:04:43.5797037Z
@TheSideSpectator If your best friend or family member dies, would it still be worth it?
Black-Jesus says2016-09-05T04:20:45.7679549Z
Maaaybe once. Just kidding.
Black-Jesus says2016-09-05T04:22:05.5000660Z
@ladiesman, But the likeliness of your best friend or family member dying when the person is completely random are astronomical.
Black-Jesus says2016-09-05T04:22:45.7951243Z
*likelihood
ladiesman says2016-09-05T04:27:25.4893172Z
@Black-Jesus There is also the possibility of an innocent person dying.
Jerae says2016-09-06T12:54:34.1383330Z
It is a risk that I am willing to take.
Heterodox says2016-09-08T00:25:46.3642544Z
Every second of every day someone is dying. The statement did not say pushing the button will kill a random person, only stating that someone will die at the same time. Well, they will die whether or not you push the button.
reece says2016-09-08T00:52:23.3067296Z
@Heterodox An infinite amount of people aren't dying consecutively.
Heterodox says2016-09-08T00:54:21.2590857Z
@reece, Who said an infinite amount? Do you think you are God and can push the button an infinite amount of times in a certain amount of time?
reece says2016-09-08T00:59:21.4362099Z
@Heterodox You would in fact be killing someone who wasn't meant to die by a "natural" causation. A Person isn't dying every Planck time for example.
Heterodox says2016-09-08T01:03:29.3749730Z
@reece, The statement doesn't say anywhere that I would be killing someone by pushing the button. Only that someone would die at the same time. So, that leads me to believe that I could only push the button twice a second at most.
reece says2016-09-08T01:12:00.9894788Z
@Heterodox It's not about how many times you can push the button. It's about when it is activated. That activation will kill someone independently. Also, it doesn't have to say you would be killing someone for it to be true.
Heterodox says2016-09-08T01:17:45.8140892Z
@reece, The statement does indicate that pushing the button is the cause of any deaths - only that at the time of pushing the button someone will die. That tells me that you can only push the button when someone is dying, which would be twice a second.
reece says2016-09-08T01:20:27.7431272Z
@Heterodox Just because something looks in sync, doesn't make it so on a micro level. Do you understand?
reece says2016-09-08T01:27:19.4765665Z
Also, of course you can push a button more than twice a second. I think you're being intellectually dishonest.
Heterodox says2016-09-08T01:57:24.1585349Z
@reece, You could probably push a button more than 2 times a second, but not if you could only push the button at the same time someone was dying.
reece says2016-09-08T02:43:20.9770067Z
@Heterodox Now you're creating hypotheticals.
Heterodox says2016-09-08T02:54:03.7457546Z
@reece, Not creating, interpreting.
reece says2016-09-08T02:58:39.6044953Z
@Heterodox You would need a basis which there is none.
Heterodox says2016-09-08T03:50:47.6741469Z
@reece, What are you talking about?
reece says2016-09-08T06:54:36.7803215Z
@Heterodox What basis do you think there is to support your "interpretation"?
Heterodox says2016-09-09T04:19:47.1264704Z
@reece, That nowhere in the statement or question was it ever mentioned that pushing the button was the CAUSE of people dying. Maybe that was the intent of the poster, but it wasn't made clear. And the devil is in the details.
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reece says2017-01-26T06:04:34.2800302Z
@Heterodox What's you reason for interpreting it that way?
Heterodox says2017-01-26T20:50:51.8384630Z
@reece, because that is the way it was written.

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