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Who would you pick to save if there was only 1 option?

Poll ended at Fri, 31 Mar 2006 10:04 am

Significant other
7
35%
Your child
12
60%
Your gender- Male
1
5%
Your gender - Female
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 20

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Who would you pick?

Postby Global Citizen » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 10:04 am

A random survey was carried out many years ago with the question posed below.

The question asked was whose life would you pick to save in the event of an emergency and you only had one option. Remember there are no right or wrong answers and you will not be judged either on your answer. Select your answer and state your gender.
One man's meat is another's poison.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 10:22 am

This is all way too Sophie's Choice for me. Quick MHB! Put yourself in a happy place!


***MHB thinking of the scene in Life of Bryon: '...always look at the bright side of your life... :-({|=

Whew! That was a close one! :)

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Postby Baron Greenback » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 12:10 pm

Interesting, a bit like: person tied to a railway track & 2 people tied to another piece of railway track. There is a train coming & you can chose between killing the single person or the 2 people by changing the direction of the train. You cannot stop the train or untie the people.

Most people chose to kill the single person rather than kill 2 people.

Then you tell them that the single person is their mother (or someone else they care about) & the 2 people are strangers. Then people usually change their minds & kill the 2 strangers.

Then you can add to the moral dilemma by making the comparison to organ donation etc I am sure you have all heard it before.

I guess with this one GC you have the hypothesis that men will save their significant other & women will save their child (although I do not have children so I am not the best person to make a judgement on that hypothesis).

The flaw is that you can only have one choice in the poll, so you cannot match choice with gender
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Postby Bubbles » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 5:12 pm

AArrgh, Sophie's Choice question for sure.

Another thing, that book was wonderful in a dreadful kinda way. Should be on the Fave Book list.....if not for reminding us how bloody lucky we are....

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Postby Saint » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 5:23 pm

As I don't have any dustbin lids, the choice was pretty easy :)

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Postby Quasimodo » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 6:12 pm

Saint wrote:As I don't have any dustbin lids, the choice was pretty easy :)


So, which gender did you choose?
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Postby Saint » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 6:23 pm

Quasimodo wrote:
Saint wrote:As I don't have any dustbin lids, the choice was pretty easy :)


So, which gender did you choose?


Well that 1 vote for male isn't mine

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Postby Quasimodo » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 8:09 pm

Saint wrote:
Quasimodo wrote:
Saint wrote:As I don't have any dustbin lids, the choice was pretty easy :)


So, which gender did you choose?


Well that 1 vote for male isn't mine
:lol: Sure . . .

You'd pick donno, wouldn't you?! The we'd need anotehr category:

Best category which would suit donno?


I'd say add: Pondslime
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Postby Global Citizen » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 9:37 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:

The flaw is that you can only have one choice in the poll, so you cannot match choice with gender


You're right, there is a flaw in that only 1 option can be picked. Lets just ignore the gender option then.
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Postby Bafana » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 6:51 pm

Can alwasy make another kid and who needs friends when you got your one and only with you.

BTW I beat you it was all the women who picked the kid first lor...
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 8:26 pm

Bafana wrote:Can alwasy make another kid and who needs friends when you got your one and only with you.

BTW I beat you it was all the women who picked the kid first lor...


Almost. Actually, I think the can always make another would depend on the age of the voters. I'm not about to make any more!


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