# 20 Hypothetical Questions

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Lykan, May 2, 2002.

1. ### LykanGolden SparklerRegistered Senior Member

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20 Hypothetical Questions. I'm asking other people too and will share the final % results eventually...

1) Would you be willing to spend a night alone in a remote house that is supposedly haunted, just for the sake of it? (knowing nothing more about the history of the house than that) There is no electricity though there is running water and other utilities, and you can bring your own flashlight and/or lantern and such. The nearest neighbors live 5 miles away.

2) If a new medicine were developed that would cure arthritis but cause a fatal reaction in 1% of those who took it, would you want it to be released to the public?

3) You discover that your wonderful one-year-old child is, because of a mix-up at the hospital, not yours. What would you do? Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the "mistake"?

4) Would you accept $1,000,000 in U.S. dollars (or the equivelant in whatever currency) to leave your country and never set foot in it again? 5) Which gender do you think has it easier in our culture? 6) (For this question, if you're currently in a mate relationship then answer as if you were single) You have the chance to meet someone with whom you can have the most satisfying love imaginable -- the stuff of dreams. However, you know that in six months the person will have sex with someone else, and then when you eventually find out they will leave you for them and want nothing more to do with you. Knowing the pain that would follow, would you still want to meet the person and fall in love and experience the 6 months of bliss? You would forget your foreknowledge of the events in store for you, too. 7) If you knew of a way to use your estate, following your death, to greatly benefit all of humanity, would you do it and leave only a minimal amount (10%) to your family? 8) Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it would 'somehow' end all hunger in the world? 9) Would you rather be given$10,000 for your own use, or be able to give $1000 anonymously to 100 strangers? You can't pick who it's given to, though you know that all of the people could really use the money. 10) Would you be willing to give up half of what you now own (randomly selected) for a pill that would permanently change you so that one hour of sleep each day would fully refresh you? 11) If the person you were engaged to marry had an accident and became a paraplegic, would you go through with the marriage or back out of it? 12) You are offered$1,000,000 USD (or the equivalent in whatever currency) for the following act: Before you are ten pistols -- only one of which is loaded. You must pick up one of the pistols, point it at your forehead, and pull the trigger. If you can do this and walk away you do so a millionaire. Would you accept the risk?

13) Someone very close to you is in pain, paralyzed, and you 'somehow' know for certain that they will die within a month. He begs you to give him a fast-acting, painless poison so that he can die. No one else would ever know. Would you?

14) If you could have free, unlimited service for five years from an extremely good cook, chauffeur, or masseuse, which would you choose?

15) Do you feel ill at ease going out to see a movie by yourself?

16) Do you feel ill at ease going out to dinner at a resturaunt by yourself?

17) For $35,000 USD, would you go for three months without washing, brushing your teeth, or using deodorant? Assume you could not explain your reasons to anyone until after the three months is up. 18) Would you be willing to have your left middle finger surgically removed if it 'somehow' guaranteed you immunity from all diseases? 19) You 'somehow' know for certain that you will die of an incurable disease within three months. Would you allow yourself to be cryogenically frozen *within the week* if you knew it would give you a modest chance of being revived in 1,000 years and living a greatly extended life? 20) You are leading 100 people in a survivalist situation, when suddenly your lives are in danger and you must choose between two courses of action. One would cause 10 of the people to die and everyone else would live, the other would have a 70% chance of saving everyone but were it to fail then everyone would die. Which would you choose? 2. ### Google AdSenseGuest Advertisement to hide all adverts. 3. ### ClarentaviousPersonRegistered Senior Member Messages: 934 Well, to answer question number 1 (then follow up answers by editting my post). Hell no. For what purpose? To scare myself into having a heart attack? To prove that ghosts/spirits do or don't exist? For a thrill while being convinced that there's a good chance I won't be waking up in the morning even if I can manage to get to sleep. I'm not sure what to make of apparitions or the like - but I definitely wouldn't call it superstition. I certainly believe there's a possibility such things do occur (depending on what your are referring to). I don't think the ghosts would appreciate me coming into their house for a little thrill seeking camping trip. 2. I don't know. I've never had arthritis so I don't know how painful it is or how it can hinder someone. However, assuming everyone is informed of the risk, it would be there decision whether to take it or not. 1% is very very low. Heck, half of all prescription drugs probably have a %1 occurence of a fatality (there's almost always at least a %5 occurence of severe and adverse side effects in all scripts aside from things like allergy and heart burn meds - though these aren't always fatal, could be things like severe seizures or hives which could be fatal if not promptly treated). So I guess, yes. 3. I would never have a child, but yes (assuming the real child could be located and the current could be given to the biological parents who would have to be decent). The child is only 1 year of age, and it would be more painful for the parents than the child. In fact, the child would have no memory of the first parents at all because babies brains are not developed enough at that stage to retain such memories later in life. All babies act the same. When hilter was 1 year old, he had a cute face and wet his pants too. 4. No 5. Don't understand the question. 6. Uummmmm *pauses for a moment* hell no. I would not take the 6 months, I would avoid her completely. Love has to last. And all of you can bash me and tell me it ends with death if you want, that's not going to change my mind. If my love is that strong I won't let anything pull us apart. 7. Yes, I can't be personally biased to my "family" (though as I said I would never have a child) against 6 billion other people. And there's nothing to say my "family" couldn't take care of "itself" without my excess assests. 8. Yes. After seeing people die because their rib cages busted through the skin on their chest because they were so thin due to lack of food (the starvation itself didn't kill them). This happens all of the time in Africa. There are a billion people suffering from mal-nutrition alone - I can't spare one person's life for that. 9. I'd give the money away. 10. No. I need my sleep and rest. Too much life causes too much stress (even if I felt fully refreshed, I would spend 23 hours a day awake, which I'd have more to deal with - I wouldn't get enough relief) 11. Yes. 12. Um, no. 13. Yes, I would give him the poison. 14. Um, none. I don't have a use for any of the 3 (and I don't need anyone else making me more lazy). 15. I very rarely go to movies, but no, I would not feel uncomfortable going by myself. 16. Yeah, I wouldn't go out to dinner at rest. by myself 17. No. This may not be why, but did you know not brushing your teeth for that long can get you killed (while it may not neccesarily, it could). 18. It depends what type of diseases you are talking about. I can't determine right now, but if I need my left middle finger for computer work (i.e., keyboard typing), then no. 19. Not sure on that. There's no way to avoid death. And I don't know if I should be around here 1,000 years from now. But I would likely say yes, freeze me up. 20. Not sure Last edited: May 2, 2002 4. ### Google AdSenseGuest Advertisement to hide all adverts. 5. ### *stRgrL*Kicks assValued Senior Member Messages: 2,495 1) Would you be willing to spend a night alone in a remote house that is supposedly haunted, just for the sake of it? (knowing nothing more about the history of the house than that) There is no electricity though there is running water and other utilities, and you can bring your own flashlight and/or lantern and such. The nearest neighbors live 5 miles away. Hell no! 2) If a new medicine were developed that would cure arthritis but cause a fatal reaction in 1% of those who took it, would you want it to be released to the public? Yes, arthiritis is a very cruel disease. 3) You discover that your wonderful one-year-old child is, because of a mix-up at the hospital, not yours. What would you do? Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the "mistake"? Oooh, too toughy of a question. I dont know about that one! 4) Would you accept$1,000,000 in U.S. dollars (or the equivelant in whatever currency) to leave your country and never set foot in it again?

At this point in my life - yes! But I want to live in Italy and Greece for a while, soooo I dont know. Dammit! Why are these questions so hard!

5) Which gender do you think has it easier in our culture?

Neither, life is hard no matter whats in between your legs

6) (For this question, if you're currently in a mate relationship then answer as if you were single) You have the chance to meet someone with whom you can have the most satisfying love imaginable -- the stuff of dreams. However, you know that in six months the person will have sex with someone else, and then when you eventually find out they will leave you for them and want nothing more to do with you. Knowing the pain that would follow, would you still want to meet the person and fall in love and experience the 6 months of bliss? You would forget your foreknowledge of the events in store for you, too.

No, it would be too hard when it was over.

7) If you knew of a way to use your estate, following your death, to greatly benefit all of humanity, would you do it and leave only a minimal amount (10%) to your family?

YES

8) Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it would 'somehow' end all hunger in the world?

Sure, why not! - But not a kid!

9) Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use, or be able to give$1000 anonymously to 100 strangers? You can't pick who it's given to, though you know that all of the people could really use the money.

1000 to a 100 strangers. BUT - what if the strangers were bad people, and 10,000 would come in rather handy..... kidding, I would go with the strangers getting the money.

10) Would you be willing to give up half of what you now own (randomly selected) for a pill that would permanently change you so that one hour of sleep each day would fully refresh you?

Naa, I like my sleep.

11) If the person you were engaged to marry had an accident and became a paraplegic, would you go through with the marriage or back out of it?

Well if its true love - you would be a fool to back out of it, but since I dont believe in true love - Id probably run like hell!

12) You are offered $1,000,000 USD (or the equivalent in whatever currency) for the following act: Before you are ten pistols -- only one of which is loaded. You must pick up one of the pistols, point it at your forehead, and pull the trigger. If you can do this and walk away you do so a millionaire. Would you accept the risk? Damn right I would!!!! Id probably do it twice! 13) Someone very close to you is in pain, paralyzed, and you 'somehow' know for certain that they will die within a month. He begs you to give him a fast-acting, painless poison so that he can die. No one else would ever know. Would you? Definitely! 14) If you could have free, unlimited service for five years from an extremely good cook, chauffeur, or masseuse, which would you choose? I'd pick the cook. Even though I love cooking and hate driving - theres something about people being drove around by other people that really bugs the sh*t out of me! 15) Do you feel ill at ease going out to see a movie by yourself? Have never done it, and probably never will. 16) Do you feel ill at ease going out to dinner at a resturaunt by yourself? Now Ive done this - once, and I thought it would be worse, but it was actually pretty nice. 17) For$35,000 USD, would you go for three months without washing, brushing your teeth, or using deodorant? Assume you could not explain your reasons to anyone until after the three months is up.

Awww... now thats just bad. Well, why the hell not! I would use a hell of alot of perfume though

18) Would you be willing to have your left middle finger surgically removed if it 'somehow' guaranteed you immunity from all diseases?

Hell no, thats my favorite one!

19) You 'somehow' know for certain that you will die of an incurable disease within three months. Would you allow yourself to be cryogenically frozen *within the week* if you knew it would give you a modest chance of being revived in 1,000 years and living a greatly extended life?

No, life sucks too much to want to be sitting here doing the same sh*t 1000 years from now.

20) You are leading 100 people in a survivalist situation, when suddenly your lives are in danger and you must choose between two courses of action. One would cause 10 of the people to die and everyone else would live, the other would have a 70% chance of saving everyone but were it to fail then everyone would die. Which would you choose?

The latter. If we die - hey at least were all dying togther!!!

Hey, that was pretty fun and a big fat WELCOME to you!!!!

7. ### (Q)Encephaloid MartiniValued Senior Member

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1. For the sake of it, no. That's a complete waste of my time. Pay me for it and you got a deal.
2. If I had major shares in the company that produces it, yes. If not, who cares?
3. Exchange it for what? An *attempt* to correct the mistake? No. It would have to be a guaranteed exchange.
4. No. I can make that money right here, thank you.
5. Neither.
6. No problem. There are plenty of 'fish-in-the-sea.'
7. No. My family would get it all. Humanity can work itself out.
8. No.
9. Give me the money.
10. Absolutely. I'll sleep when I'm dead.
11. Back out.
12. No. There are easier ways to make a million.
13. No.
14. Masseuse.
15. No.
16. No.
17. No. There are easier ways to make money.
18. No.
19. No.
20. I would chose the latter and would not fail.

8. ### Cactus JackDeath Knight of NorthrendRegistered Senior Member

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1.) Yes, if I could bring a camera and a cross.

2.) Yes

3.) I have no idea, too hard, would ask wife.

4.) No, would need to be more money.

5.) Both genders have the same amount of problems, just different ones.

6.) No, I really couldn't handle perfect love being ripped from me in such a way.

7.) YES

8.) Deffinetly

9.) I take the $10,000. 10.) Yeah, I have too much stuff anyway and would love not not having to sleep. 11.) If I was really in love with her (which I hope I'll be) then of course I would still marry her! 12.) Hell no, money is not worth your neck. 13.) Yes 14.) masseuse, I am always sore 15.) Yes, I go to A LOT of movies and every time I'm alone it sux. 16.) Almost always. 17.) No 18.) Deffinetely 19.) No, I'd go out and live and love. Also tell everyone Exactly how I feel about them - the truth. It actualy might be a blessing to be certain your going to die soon. Hell being certain of anything in life is a blessing 20.) I'd kill off the ten ( I'm a merciless bastard aren't I?) Hey, wazzup. Love the questions. Another good one would be "if you could live a week as a member of the other sex would you?" but then it wouldn't be 21. Oh well. 9. ### wet1WandererRegistered Senior Member Messages: 8,616 Welcome to Sciforums, Lykan Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! . 1) Would you be willing to spend a night alone in a remote house that is supposedly haunted, just for the sake of it? (knowing nothing more about the history of the house than that) There is no electricity though there is running water and other utilities, and you can bring your own flashlight and/or lantern and such. The nearest neighbors live 5 miles away. Yes! without aquestion. Seems interesting to me. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 2) If a new medicine were developed that would cure arthritis but cause a fatal reaction in 1% of those who took it, would you want it to be released to the public? Now, that's a question. I guess you have to be the doctor or scientist who invents that medicine then. Otherwise you'll never know about the fatal reaction in 1%. The medicine will be released any how. It is never up to one person alone to release it. I would mention it with the release definitely! 3) You discover that your wonderful one-year-old child is, because of a mix-up at the hospital, not yours. What would you do? Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the "mistake"? Can't find an answer on this one that really works. I would not give up the child that's with me for a year. I should be to much attached to him/her. Mayhaps I'll try to find out whether my "real" child has a good life and try to live with it. Am still thinking... Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 4) Would you accept$1,000,000 in U.S. dollars (or the equivelant in whatever currency) to leave your country and never set foot in it again?

No!

5) Which gender do you think has it easier in our culture?

Neither!

6) (For this question, if you're currently in a mate relationship then answer as if you were single) You have the chance to meet someone with whom you can have the most satisfying love imaginable -- the stuff of dreams. However, you know that in six months the person will have sex with someone else, and then when you eventually find out they will leave you for them and want nothing more to do with you. Knowing the pain that would follow, would you still want to meet the person and fall in love and experience the 6 months of bliss? You would forget your foreknowledge of the events in store for you, too.

So then it is about sex? Not about real love! Something completely different! No!

7) If you knew of a way to use your estate, following your death, to greatly benefit all of humanity, would you do it and leave only a minimal amount (10%) to your family?

Yep!

8) Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it would 'somehow' end all hunger in the world?

Irrational question.

9) Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use, or be able to give$1000 anonymously to 100 strangers? You can't pick who it's given to, though you know that all of the people could really use the money.

Give $1000 to 100 strangers, without questioning. (what the hell is it with money here in those questions?) 10) Would you be willing to give up half of what you now own (randomly selected) for a pill that would permanently change you so that one hour of sleep each day would fully refresh you? No, in no way. 11) If the person you were engaged to marry had an accident and became a paraplegic, would you go through with the marriage or back out of it? Yes, without thinking about it twice, trice or whatever. 12) You are offered$1,000,000 USD (or the equivalent in whatever currency) for the following act: Before you are ten pistols -- only one of which is loaded. You must pick up one of the pistols, point it at your forehead, and pull the trigger. If you can do this and walk away you do so a millionaire. Would you accept the risk?

No. Again, why the money issue?

13) Someone very close to you is in pain, paralyzed, and you 'somehow' know for certain that they will die within a month. He begs you to give him a fast-acting, painless poison so that he can die. No one else would ever know. Would you?

Mayhaps... Why the secrecy if it's in the best interest of the person concerned?

14) If you could have free, unlimited service for five years from an extremely good cook, chauffeur, or masseuse, which would you choose?

Neither.

15) Do you feel ill at ease going out to see a movie by yourself?

No.

16) Do you feel ill at ease going out to dinner at a resturaunt by yourself?

I never go to restaurants. A snack-bar now, that's a different case. Don't feel uneasy at all going there by myself.

17) For $35,000 USD, would you go for three months without washing, brushing your teeth, or using deodorant? Assume you could not explain your reasons to anyone until after the three months is up. No. 18) Would you be willing to have your left middle finger surgically removed if it 'somehow' guaranteed you immunity from all diseases? No. 19) You 'somehow' know for certain that you will die of an incurable disease within three months. Would you allow yourself to be cryogenically frozen *within the week* if you knew it would give you a modest chance of being revived in 1,000 years and living a greatly extended life? No. In no way. 20) You are leading 100 people in a survivalist situation, when suddenly your lives are in danger and you must choose between two courses of action. One would cause 10 of the people to die and everyone else would live, the other would have a 70% chance of saving everyone but were it to fail then everyone would die. Which would you choose? The latter. Every life is valuable and needs a chance to be saved... 10. ### onetrikponeeRegistered Member Messages: 6 1. No, not for just the sake of it...id have to get something out of it. 2. yes 3. depends on if im the only one who knows about this mistake. If Im the only one who knows, well, then no one else has to know, but I think the right thing to do for all parties is exchange children. 4. Yes 5. male 6. hell no, couldnt handle that being gone. 7. yes 8. yes 9. 10,000 for me 10. yes, but only because i dont have much to give up in the first place. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 11. Yes. Im not into marrage at all, so if there was a girl i was going to marry then Id stick with them eternally. 12. No...Id be happy with the first million for leaving the country. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 13. yes 14. cook 15. no 16. no 17. yes- but id cheat 18. definately 19. no 20. id kill the 10 11. ### TylerRegistered Senior Member Messages: 4,888 1) Hell yes. 2) Yup, let people choose. 3) Let the woman decide. 4) A million U.S.?? No. Not at 16. 5) Neither. Both have it easier in different areas. 6) Yes. I think you people are missing something. If you knew this outcome in advance, you wouldn't let yourself get too hung up over it. Or at least, I wouldn't. 7) Depends. Probably not. However much money I have won't make that big a difference. 8) Happily 9) Nah, give me the money. 10) Now this is a good one. I think I would, probably because I only sleep 3-4 hours a night anyway and that is never enough. Plus I'm 16 so it ain't like I got much stuff to give! 11) I can't say unless I'm in the situation. I really don't know if I could live for that long without sex. 12) Likely. I have little regard for my own life and lot's of love for money. 13) Of course. How is this even a question? 14) Dear lord the cook!!!!!! Of course, I have that...my mom. 15) Never have. 16) Never have. 17) Nope. 18) Hell no. 19) See above. 20) The latter and not fail. I don't fail. After reading this I am interested in how the Q makes so much money! 12. ### XevRegistered Senior Member Messages: 10,943 1) Would you be willing to spend a night alone in a remote house that is supposedly haunted, just for the sake of it? (knowing nothing more about the history of the house than that) There is no electricity though there is running water and other utilities, and you can bring your own flashlight and/ or lantern and such. The nearest neighbors live 5 miles away. 'Course. No such thing as ghosts, but that with a few of Lovcraft's books would be quite fun. 2) If a new medicine were developed that would cure arthritis but cause a fatal reaction in 1% of those who took it, would you want it to be released to the public? As long as there was a warning attatched. 3) You discover that your wonderful one-year-old child is, because of a mix-up at the hospital, not yours. What would you do? Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the "mistake"? Won't have children so it's moot. 4) Would you accept$1,000,000 in U.S. dollars (or the equivelant in whatever currency) to leave your country and never set foot in it again?

Fuck no!

5) Which gender do you think has it easier in our culture?

Dunno, neither I suppose. Maybe men, financially.

6) (For this question, if you're currently in a mate relationship then answer as if you were single) You have the chance to meet someone with whom you can have the most satisfying love imaginable -- the stuff of dreams. However, you know that in six months the person will have sex with someone else, and then when you eventually find out they will leave you for them and want nothing more to do with you. Knowing the pain that would follow, would you still want to meet the person and fall in love and experience the 6 months of bliss? You would forget your foreknowledge of the events in store for you, too.

Nope, they sound like an asshole.

7) If you knew of a way to use your estate, following your death, to greatly benefit all of humanity, would you do it and leave only a minimal amount (10%) to your family?

Yes, of course.

8) Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it would 'somehow' end all hunger in the world?

Yes, of course.

9) Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use, or be able to give$1000 anonymously to 100 strangers? You can't pick who it's given to, though you know that all of the people could really use the money.

Yeah.

10) Would you be willing to give up half of what you now own (randomly selected) for a pill that would permanently change you so that one hour of sleep each day would fully refresh you?

I have approximatly 250 USD in the bank. My only other possessions of note are my computer and my books.

So yes, definitly.

11) If the person you were engaged to marry had an accident and became a paraplegic, would you go through with the marriage or back out of it?

Don't believe in marriage, so it's moot. Would I keep cohabiting? I don't know - yes, under certain circumstances.

12) You are offered $1,000,000 USD (or the equivalent in whatever currency) for the following act: Before you are ten pistols -- only one of which is loaded. You must pick up one of the pistols, point it at your forehead, and pull the trigger. If you can do this and walk away you do so a millionaire. Would you accept the risk? No. 13) Someone very close to you is in pain, paralyzed, and you 'somehow' know for certain that they will die within a month. He begs you to give him a fast-acting, painless poison so that he can die. No one else would ever know. Would you? Of course. 14) If you could have free, unlimited service for five years from an extremely good cook, chauffeur, or masseuse, which would you choose? Chauffeur. Then find a boy who is a good masseuse and can stand my cooking. I like cooking, even if I am not particularly good. 15) Do you feel ill at ease going out to see a movie by yourself? Nope. 16) Do you feel ill at ease going out to dinner at a resturaunt by yourself? Nope. 17) For$35,000 USD, would you go for three months without washing, brushing your teeth, or using deodorant? Assume you could not explain your reasons to anyone until after the three months is up.

Mebbe. Yeah.

18) Would you be willing to have your left middle finger surgically removed if it 'somehow' guaranteed you immunity from all diseases?

I could still flip SUV drivers off with my right, right? Yes.

19) You 'somehow' know for certain that you will die of an incurable disease within three months. Would you allow yourself to be cryogenically frozen *within the week* if you knew it would give you a modest chance of being revived in 1,000 years and living a greatly extended life?

Of course.

20) You are leading 100 people in a survivalist situation, when suddenly your lives are in danger and you must choose between two courses of action. One would cause 10 of the people to die and everyone else would live, the other would have a 70% chance of saving everyone but were it to fail then everyone would die. Which would you choose?

Latter.

Failure is NOT an option!

13. ### NorthwindMaster of AnvilsRegistered Senior Member

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1) Sure, no problem.

2) No.

3) No.

5) Male, no question.

6) If I had no foreknowledge of the potential [pan, then of course I would go for it. That is the same as what happens every time you fall in love, what's the big deal?

7) Yes, my family can work for a living like I had to.

8) No.

9) I'd do that $1000 option. 10) Nope, I like sleep, I would not want to have only one hour, refreshed or not. 11) Go through with it, of course. 12) No. 13) Yes. 14) The masseuse, I AM an extremely good cook, and I cannot imagine being so lazy that I would not drive myself wherever I needed to be. 15) Yes. 16) Yes. 17) No. 18) No problem, I flip people off with my RIGHT hand. 19) Sure, that would be cool. 20) I would take the second option and be damn sure that everyone made it. Fate my ass. 14. ### Voodoo ChildRegistered Senior Member Messages: 1,296 <table padding="3"><tr><td bgcolor="#99cccc">No, what is the point? </td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99aaaa"> No. I think a quite a few people would lose their lives expecting to be in the 99%. Whether people have the right to have access to the treatment is another question.</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99cccc">Well, I am one of the six people involved in the equation, so it is dependent upon the others to a great extent. Personally, I would not want to break the bond had formed between parent(s) and child. </td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99aaaa"> Yes I would leave my country. Any country is just a small part of the world.</td></tr> <tr><td bgcolor="#99cccc">Males, by a very small margin</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99aaaa"> Yes, better to have loved and lost blah blah blah. All but one of your relationships is doomed to breakup anyway. </td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99cccc"> Yes I would leave my country. Any country is just a small part of the world.</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99aaaa">Yes, my family would want it that way. And since I own shit all...</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99cccc"> All hunger? An end of hunger does not necessarily mean the end of starvation. A smart ass genie would make people feel full without actually feeding them. And hunger is an important state. But that is against the spirit of the question. Yes, I would. Although, such quick fixes fill me with a sense of uneasiness. </td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99aaaa"> Give 100G to others. I'd just waste it </td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99cccc"> Who takes one hour of sleep? Pussys. Though I can't remember what fully refreshed feels like, yes. I own shit all, remember</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99aaaa">Yes, so we have to get wheelchair ramps, big deal. </td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99cccc"> No</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99aaaa">Yes</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99cccc">Masuese. Since I have no car and am a pretty bitchin cook who enjoys cooking.</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99aaaa">No</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99cccc">No</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99aaaa">No, these things don't seem to bother me.</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99cccc">No, I'd crack halfway through, so I wouldn't start</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99aaaa">No finger for always being disease free? Yes</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99cccc">Yes. I could set my affairs in order, say goodbyes in a week. I'd love to see the future. And knowing that you are going to die would make the three months hellish.</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#99aaaa">It is a simple expectation calculation to see which choice maximises the utility. People who say "I won't fail", essentially dodge the question. Kill the 10. </td></tr> </table> 15. ### James RJust this guy, you know?Staff Member Messages: 30,732 1. What would I get for my efforts? If nothing, then probably no, otherwise, why not? 2. Probably better to work on it for a while and try to make it better. Or develop a test to see who it would work for. If that was impossible, let people make the choice themselves. 3. Depends on the child. 4. No. 5. Male. 6. Better to have loved and lost... 7. Yes. 8. Ooh, that's a hard one. To permanently end hunger? Personally murder the person, or just give the order that the person be killed? Difficult, but I lean towards "yes". It also might depend on the person to be killed. 9. Give the money to the needy strangers. 10. Yes. 11. Probably go through with it. Only their body has changed, not them. 12. No. 13. Yes. 14. Cook. 15. I've never done that, so I don't know. 16. No. 17. No. 18. No. Might need it to play piano Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 19. No. 20. Let the 10 people die. It's a better bet. 16. ### BenjiRegistered Senior Member Messages: 306 /Methinks im going to enjoy this one. Yes, i dont believe in ghosts the living scare me more then the dead. Yes but only if everyone who used it was informed of the risk, life threatening surgury is performed on a daily baisis. Hell yes! and id sue. Yeah, id leave for £50 Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! But make no mistake i would never betray my country. Male, although some blokes get it harder then others. Ah now we get to the nitty gritty, id answer NO because of one line of the question "you would forget your foreknoledge" , if i knew about it then it wouldn't hurt as much. How could i make that decision if i were dead? Yes, the needs of the many. Greed is the greatest motivator of them all. Hell yeah, i dont own anything. Would depend on quite a few varying factors. Hmmm, dunno, wanna try? Yes. Masseuse (i hope ur spelling was right), i dont have a car and im a good cook. I would feel at ease, i would not feel "ill". Again, id feel at ease not "ill". Id try but i dont think i would be able to do it. And miss the enjoyment i get from my left middle finger, NEVER! No, id party like its 1999. Iv heard this one before, save 90 people or kill 10? Kill the 10 imo although there is no "right" answer. The questions that have been asked are the same that come out of any Psychology text book, are you using this as an example for an essay, if so id love to read your conclutions. Wow 5954 characters, long god dam thread Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 17. ### AsguardKiss my dark sideValued Senior Member Messages: 23,049 1) yes, thats cool 2) NO, thats bloody wrong 3)NO, its the upbringing not the gens that make you a childs parent 4)NO, i love OZ 5) Im begining to think its women (herd that all a woman who needs money needs to do is say she is being sexully harased, Thats WRONG) 6)HELL NO 7)Yes, unless the family was my children or a wife that NEEDED it(hope my family don't read that) 8)NO, NEVER, NOT A CHANCE 9)Others 10)er, don't know 11)go through with it (its the heart and mind that are important, not the body) 12)Yes (but then at the moment i wouldn't care if they all where loaded) 13)YES, without a thought 14)Masure (i can cook and drive) 15)yes, a little 16)more so than the one before 17)don't know 18)NO, cause how could i give the doc the finger when he is wrong Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 19)No, i don't WANT to live forever 20)the second (would be different if the first was just me) 18. ### Avatarsmoking revolverValued Senior Member Messages: 19,083 1) Would you be willing to spend a night alone in a remote house that is supposedly haunted, just for the sake of it? (knowing nothing more about the history of the house than that) There is no electricity though there is running water and other utilities, and you can bring your own flashlight and/or lantern and such. The nearest neighbors live 5 miles away. Why for. Maybe there are ghosts or or more likely some weird electromagnetical field tht will fry my brain. the answer is NO. 2) If a new medicine were developed that would cure arthritis but cause a fatal reaction in 1% of those who took it, would you want it to be released to the public? NO, I wouldn't. I know there is an overpopulation problem Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! , but this won't solve that and everybody has a right to live. the answer is NO 3) You discover that your wonderful one-year-old child is, because of a mix-up at the hospital, not yours. What would you do? Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the "mistake"? Yes I would like to replace it. I highly value my heritage of genes. the answer is YES. 4) Would you accept$1,000,000 in U.S. dollars (or the equivelant in whatever currency) to leave your country and never set foot in it again?

I hate most people in my country, but I love the nature here. It can't be bought for 1 000 000$the answer is NO 5) Which gender do you think has it easier in our culture? .MAN. 6) (For this question, if you're currently in a mate relationship then answer as if you were single) You have the chance to meet someone with whom you can have the most satisfying love imaginable -- the stuff of dreams. However, you know that in six months the person will have sex with someone else, and then when you eventually find out they will leave you for them and want nothing more to do with you. Knowing the pain that would follow, would you still want to meet the person and fall in love and experience the 6 months of bliss? You would forget your foreknowledge of the events in store for you, too. NO 7) If you knew of a way to use your estate, following your death, to greatly benefit all of humanity, would you do it and leave only a minimal amount (10%) to your family? YES, but I would have made secret deposits of money if a hard our comes. 8) Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it would 'somehow' end all hunger in the world? If I can choose the method then YES ...(keep away from me you all mthr fckers, I'm not an innocent person Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! ) 9) Would you rather be given$10,000 for your own use, or be able to give $1000 anonymously to 100 strangers? You can't pick who it's given to, though you know that all of the people could really use the money. I could really use tht money also. Give me the 10K. 10) Would you be willing to give up half of what you now own (randomly selected) for a pill that would permanently change you so that one hour of sleep each day would fully refresh you? YES, life is so wonderful and I'd like to have more taste of it. 11) If the person you were engaged to marry had an accident and became a paraplegic, would you go through with the marriage or back out of it? I will never marry- too many probs for too less gain. Living together is another 12) You are offered$1,000,000 USD (or the equivalent in whatever currency) for the following act: Before you are ten pistols -- only one of which is loaded. You must pick up one of the pistols, point it at your forehead, and pull the trigger. If you can do this and walk away you do so a millionaire. Would you accept the risk?

No I wouldn't

13) Someone very close to you is in pain, paralyzed, and you 'somehow' know for certain that they will die within a month. He begs you to give him a fast-acting, painless poison so that he can die. No one else would ever know. Would you?

YES

14) If you could have free, unlimited service for five years from an extremely good cook, chauffeur, or masseuse, which would you choose?

MASSEUSE, I'm in Taekwon-Do so I need it anyway onece a year.

15) Do you feel ill at ease going out to see a movie by yourself?

NO, but it is more fun with the friends, so I usually try to find one to go with

16) Do you feel ill at ease going out to dinner at a resturaunt by yourself?

NO, but it is more fun with the friends, so I usually try to find one to go with

17) For $35,000 USD, would you go for three months without washing, brushing your teeth, or using deodorant? Assume you could not explain your reasons to anyone until after the three months is up. NO, I feel ill if not fresh. 18) Would you be willing to have your left middle finger surgically removed if it 'somehow' guaranteed you immunity from all diseases? YES, there are many ways of implanting a new finger. 19) You 'somehow' know for certain that you will die of an incurable disease within three months. Would you allow yourself to be cryogenically frozen *within the week* if you knew it would give you a modest chance of being revived in 1,000 years and living a greatly extended life? YES, of course. 20) You are leading 100 people in a survivalist situation, when suddenly your lives are in danger and you must choose between two courses of action. One would cause 10 of the people to die and everyone else would live, the other would have a 70% chance of saving everyone but were it to fail then everyone would die. Which would you choose? I'd take the 70%. Hell, I would be atleast a hero at the last moments of my life. 19. ### TruthSeekerFancy Virtual Reality MonkeyValued Senior Member Messages: 15,162 Lykan.. You are awesome. I Love your posts. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 1)Yes... seems fun... Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 2)Yes 3)No. I would accept my exchanged child and get to know my biological one. I would contact the "mother" of my biological child, be her friend and create a big united family. Everyone would live together. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 4)Never. 5)Neither. Both have problems... they are ust different. 6)Certainly No!!! 7)Certainly 8)That's hard... and this would never happen anyways... But I would probably say yes. Mainly if it's not a kid and it's not me that is killing... 9)Certainly to the strangers!! 10)No. I like to sleep 8 hours per day. But I would certainly give all that I have for Love... 11)Surely go through with it. 12)No! Money is not worth that! 13)I don't know...Perhaps... 14)Perhaps a good cook... I wouldn't really care... 15)Yes... I don't like being alone 16)Yes... Don't like being alone... I'm too kind to be alone... 17)... Perhaps... I could use the money to help people... if it weren't harmful for me... yes. 18) No! I'm a pianist... Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 19) A modest chance...? No. 20) The second one. Love, Nelson 20. ### hockeywingsDon't dance without musicRegistered Senior Member Messages: 132 1) Would you be willing to spend a night alone in a remote house that is supposedly haunted, just for the sake of it? (knowing nothing more about the history of the house than that) There is no electricity though there is running water and other utilities, and you can bring your own flashlight and/or lantern and such. The nearest neighbors live 5 miles away. Willing, yes, but whats the point 2) If a new medicine were developed that would cure arthritis but cause a fatal reaction in 1% of those who took it, would you want it to be released to the public? yes 3) You discover that your wonderful one-year-old child is, because of a mix-up at the hospital, not yours. What would you do? Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the "mistake"? no, it would cause to much trauma for the two kids 4) Would you accept$1,000,000 in U.S. dollars (or the equivelant in whatever currency) to leave your country and never set foot in it again?

yup

5) Which gender do you think has it easier in our culture?

women

6) (For this question, if you're currently in a mate relationship then answer as if you were single) You have the chance to meet someone with whom you can have the most satisfying love imaginable -- the stuff of dreams. However, you know that in six months the person will have sex with someone else, and then when you eventually find out they will leave you for them and want nothing more to do with you. Knowing the pain that would follow, would you still want to meet the person and fall in love and experience the 6 months of bliss? You would forget your foreknowledge of the events in store for you, too.

no

7) If you knew of a way to use your estate, following your death, to greatly benefit all of humanity, would you do it and leave only a minimal amount (10%) to your family?

yes

8) Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it would 'somehow' end all hunger in the world?

yes, i would kill myself to help the world

9) Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use, or be able to give$1000 anonymously to 100 strangers? You can't pick who it's given to, though you know that all of the people could really use the money.

the strangers who need it

10) Would you be willing to give up half of what you now own (randomly selected) for a pill that would permanently change you so that one hour of sleep each day would fully refresh you?

sleep is something hard to come by, yes

11) If the person you were engaged to marry had an accident and became a paraplegic, would you go through with the marriage or back out of it?

If i loved them before they were paraplegic, i will love them after

12) You are offered $1,000,000 USD (or the equivalent in whatever currency) for the following act: Before you are ten pistols -- only one of which is loaded. You must pick up one of the pistols, point it at your forehead, and pull the trigger. If you can do this and walk away you do so a millionaire. Would you accept the risk? sure 13) Someone very close to you is in pain, paralyzed, and you 'somehow' know for certain that they will die within a month. He begs you to give him a fast-acting, painless poison so that he can die. No one else would ever know. Would you? of course 14) If you could have free, unlimited service for five years from an extremely good cook, chauffeur, or masseuse, which would you choose? masseuse 15) Do you feel ill at ease going out to see a movie by yourself? no 16) Do you feel ill at ease going out to dinner at a resturaunt by yourself? no 17) For$35,000 USD, would you go for three months without washing, brushing your teeth, or using deodorant? Assume you could not explain your reasons to anyone until after the three months is up.

unless it was seriously detrimentle to my health like said before

18) Would you be willing to have your left middle finger surgically removed if it 'somehow' guaranteed you immunity from all diseases?

yes

19) You 'somehow' know for certain that you will die of an incurable disease within three months. Would you allow yourself to be cryogenically frozen *within the week* if you knew it would give you a modest chance of being revived in 1,000 years and living a greatly extended life?

yes

20) You are leading 100 people in a survivalist situation, when suddenly your lives are in danger and you must choose between two courses of action. One would cause 10 of the people to die and everyone else would live, the other would have a 70% chance of saving everyone but were it to fail then everyone would die. Which would you choose?

I just realized, i think very communist like.

21. ### dsdsdsValued Senior Member

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1) Night alone in “haunted house with nearest neighbor 5 miles away? I’m not afraid of ghosts as much as I’m afraid of the living. Answer: YES but only if the house had a reliable alarm system.

2) 1/100 fatal drug -- Definitely not. (And let me tell you, neither would the FDA. Even 1/106 would not be allowed for a drug which cures a non-life-threatening disease

3) Switch my child? No way. I think most parents of 1+ year olds would agree with me.

4) Leave my country for 1 Million? I’d live anywhere for 1 million (well almost anywhere.) better question – would you live in Iraq for 1 million?

5) easier gender in ANY culture is male. Reasons are plenty and obvious.

6) Six months of most satisfying love and then dumped? NO. saying: better to have loved and lost than never have loved at all is pure BULLSHIT.

7) Leave only 10% of my estate to family? No. Why wait for your death to do a good deed?

8) Kill an “innocent” person to cure world hunger? No, I would never kill an “innocent” person (except of mercy killing see 13). No one is TRULY innocent though.

9) Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use, or be able to give$1000 anonymously to 100 strangers? You can't pick who it's given to, though you know that all of the people could really use the money.
I'd take the 10K

10) Would you be willing to give up half of what you now own (randomly selected) for a pill that would permanently change you so that one hour of sleep each day would fully refresh you?
No

11) If the person you were engaged to marry had an accident and became a paraplegic, would you go through with the marriage or back out of it?
for better or for worse, man!

12) 1/10 risk of death for 1 mil? NO way man.

13) mercy kill a loved one? Yes. definetly

14) good cook, chauffeur, or masseusE –Answer: good cook! Does he/she do dishes too?

15) Do you feel ill at ease going out to see a movie by yourself? NO

16) Do you feel ill at ease going out to dinner at a resturaunt by yourself? YES

17) 35K to be a pig for 3 mnths? No. but if you would have asked when I was single and in school my answer would be different.

18) sacrifice finger for immunity? No

19) waiting 1000 years to be revived? No. I believe -or at least want to very much to believe - in an afterlife. I don’t want my family to wait for me in heaven.

20) 10% guaranteed die or 70% chance of everyone surviving? I like the 70% odds. Besides, if I choose the 10 deaths (and I wasn’t picked to die), I would live the rest of my life wondering if I made the right decision.

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22. ### YesRegistered Senior Member

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1. No.
2. Yes.
3. Yes.
4. Yes!
5. Male.
6. No.
7. Yes.
8. No.
9. 10.000 dollars for self.
10. Yes.
11. Go through.
12. No.
13. Yes.
14. Chauffeur.
15. Yes.
16. No.
17. No.
18. No.
19. No.
20. 70%.

I see the pattern. My answers are not consequent, are selfsih and short sighted.

23. ### DCLXVIBloody BastardRegistered Senior Member

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1. For the sake of it? No. I'm much too lazy to even consider it. Pay me for my time and I'll go without a second thought. I don't believe in the supernatural so my reason for not wanting to go are purely because of the sheer pointlessness of the task.

2. Yes, provided the public would be made aware of the concequences of using it.

3. I would discuss it with the natural parents of the child (which I assume would have my child in their custody), and depending on what they want I'd probably try to set up some sort of relationship with the family where both kids would be told the nature of the situation as time passes and both I and the other people involved would have access to their natural child.

4. And leave everyone I know behind? 1,000,000 isn't enough.

5. Females, if they look reasonably good they can go through life without hazzle.

6. Yes, I don't form emotional attachments so for me the relationship would just be six months of hanky panky.

7. All humanity? I don't know, I really dislike some of those buggers. I plan on spending all my money on entertainment, booze and drugs in my old age and not leaving anything behind for my family.

8. Overpopulation is worse than hunger, so no.

9. \$1000 to 100 strangers.

10. Provided it wouldn't fuck me up beyond repair on some other way then yes, I don't own that much anyway.

11. Back out.

12. No, I'm in no rush to die and I'm not willing to risk my life for something as trivial as money.

13. Yup.

14. The massouse, I can cook and drive fine by myself.

15. Yup, going to the movies by your lonesome is pointless, for me it's always been a social thing.

16. That depends on how fancy the restaurant is, I've eaten alone in fast food joints and diners plenty of times, but I wouldn't go to a suit and tie place by myself.

17. No

18. No, I need it to type.

19. No, I'd go on a binge, unless I was bedridden in which case I'd probably do it.

20. I'd take the chance to save everyone, if I fail there's no-one left to blame me for not doing the right thing.