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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    30 Jan '13 23:28
    Hypothetical Questions Game

    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?

    (http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?7284-20-Hypothetical-Questions)

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    30 Jan '13 23:32
    You have too much free time on your hands Bobby.
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    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    You have too much free time on your hands Bobby.
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  4. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    31 Jan '13 00:28
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    You have too much free time on your hands Bobby.
    Free time? How about 20 seconds to copy and paste?
  5. Standard membersasquatch672
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    31 Jan '13 00:32
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Hypothetical Questions Game

    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 su ...[text shortened]...
    (http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?7284-20-Hypothetical-Questions)

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    .[/b]
    It's raining in Pittsburgh and my wife is getting her hair done. I'll play your reindeer games.

    1. Yes. I don't scare easily.

    2. I'd want it released to me. Yes. Arthritis blows.

    3. Tape him to a duck.

    4. Absolutely. World's a big place. But I'd asked to be marooned with Miss May.

    5. Giraffes.

    6. Hell to the YAY-US...

    7. I think I could most help humanity by being broke when I die. To that end, if I had the means, I would have a different sports car every day of the week. Oh and ice cream.

    8. Sure, why not?

    9. Money goes to me. And I'd bet it all on black.

    10. No. All I have in Pittsburgh in the winter is sleep.

    11. Let somebody else change her colostomy bag. I'm peacin' out.

    Wait. Is she rich? Because I could just smother her with a pillow. And solve world hunger.

    12. One in ten is pretty good odds, and if I offed myself I wouldn't know it anyway.

    13. Attempted and failed.

    14. Masseuse. Unlimited happy endings? Beauty. I like this game.

    15. No, but when the guy next to me starts playing with himself and smiling at me, I switch seats.

    16. No. When I'm on business travel I order two entrees, drink a lot, and claim it as a business dinner.

    17. I shower once a month whether I need it or not. haha - Hell to the no way man! But people in Georgia and Mississippi practice this method of hygiene regularly, and nobody gives them $35,000. Maybe this could be a stimulus plan.

    18. Sure, but only if I could put it in a glass box, carry it around, and call it Herbie.

    19. No. I'd go find Miss May.

    20. Listen I've got three rules. Never get less than twelve hours' sleep, never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city, and never get involved with a woman who has a tattoo of a dagger on her body. You stick with that, you'll be okay.
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    31 Jan '13 00:331 edit
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
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  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Jan '13 00:44
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Free time? How about 20 seconds to copy and paste?
    ~oo(= gb's mouse)> /\ (= cyber cheese); ~oo> |\ ; (yum) Reveal Hidden Content
    [~] (20 seconds later mouse trap clamps down/mouse dies)
  8. SubscriberKewpie
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    31 Jan '13 00:52
    This was posted in a SciForums thread in 2002, he got 20 answers in two years, then everyone lost interest. Doubt it'll do that well here.
  9. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    31 Jan '13 01:25
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    This was posted in a SciForums thread in 2002, he got 20 answers in two years, then everyone lost interest. Doubt it'll do that well here.
    Not a problem for a cheesy guy like Bobby.
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Jan '13 02:021 edit
    Originally posted by Kewpie

    This was posted in a SciForums thread in 2002, he got 20 answers in two years, then everyone lost interest. Doubt it'll do that well here.
    SciForums thread in 2002 with 20 answers in two years suggests the topic may have been too general to appeal to a segment of narrow, technically focused people. With the help of intelligent down to earth, active general forum posters, like yourself, the longevity of the conversation may surprise us all. ~oo
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  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Jan '13 02:091 edit
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Not a problem for a cheesy guy like Bobby.
    ~OO >>> /\, /\, /\ = ., ., . Reveal Hidden Content
    (20 seconds later... yum, birp = laptop mouse birppy).
  12. Standard memberapathist
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    31 Jan '13 05:13
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Hypothetical Questions Game
    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? [/b]
    Every question is interesting, but you overwhelm. So let's focus on question 20.

    I would not risk complete failure. Comments?
  13. SubscriberFMF
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    31 Jan '13 06:52
    Originally posted by apathist
    Every question is interesting, but you overwhelm. So let's focus on question 20.
    Isn't the idea to add your own "interesting" hypothetical questions to the list?
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    Originally posted by FMF
    Isn't the idea to add your own "interesting" hypothetical questions to the list?
    I think that's a great idea.

    21. If you were guaranteed that your affirmative action would cure cancer, would you volunteer to have your non-dominant arm surgically amputated and reattached to your anus, for use as a mobile sitting stool?
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    31 Jan '13 07:17
    22) If you were - let's say - exactly half way through all the musical material that you were going to listen to in your entire lifetime, would you opt to keep all the music you have already heard for the rest of your life and hear nothing new, or would you opt for the new music you would encounter in the 'second half' of your life, whilst never again hearing what you listened to in the 'first half'?
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