# dillema

sofar55
Posers and Puzzles 15 Jun '06 22:29
1. 15 Jun '06 22:29
Suppose that you and eight other people about your age are wandering a cave.

Next imagine that as someone is crawling out, there is a cave-in.

To make matters worse water is seeping into the cave and if you don't get out you and the other six will die.

Each of you has a small stick of dynamite.

A) blow your way out of the cave with the dynamite and kill the other person stuck

B) let the person live and wind up dying with the other six

Next imagine that the person stuck was a loved one or spouse what would your answer be then?
2. 15 Jun '06 22:59
What dilemma?

I just got life insurance policies for my wife and I... as far as I can see, if she's stuck... well then it's payday casa Gastel!

If the person is stuck in the wilderness, then they are as good as dead anyway so blowing them up is no big deal.
3. 16 Jun '06 03:01
I would use the dynamite to blow our way through, If the other person is stuck then there is a small chance that they will live anyways, so if you love them do them a favor and make it a quick death.
4. 16 Jun '06 07:14
Originally posted by Gastel
What dilemma?

I just got life insurance policies for my wife and I... as far as I can see, if she's stuck... well then it's payday casa Gastel!

If the person is stuck in the wilderness, then they are as good as dead anyway so blowing them up is no big deal.
the idea is that you are between a river and a solid wall of granite

no wilderness
5. 16 Jun '06 07:16
Originally posted by thechessguy
I would use the dynamite to blow our way through, If the other person is stuck then there is a small chance that they will live anyways, so if you love them do them a favor and make it a quick death.
the other idea is that you have two choices

A) kill one save seven

B) kill seven save one

it's a moral choice
let's just say no other options appear to you so you only have those choices, ok
6. BigDoggProblem
16 Jun '06 19:51
Originally posted by sofar55
the other idea is that you have two choices

A) kill one save seven

B) kill seven save one

it's a moral choice
let's just say no other options appear to you so you only have those choices, ok
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. -Spock
7. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
16 Jun '06 20:511 edit
'Some puzzle-posers are extremely proficient at recycling material merely days after it's already been used.' - Bowmann
8. 17 Jun '06 08:02
Originally posted by Bowmann
'Some puzzle-posers are extremely proficient at recycling material merely days after it's already been used.' - Bowmann
do you always have to insult everyone, "bowmann"

'some get irritated when someone insults everyone else,' Sofar55
9. 25 Jun '06 23:46
10. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
26 Jun '06 02:51
This is a stupid thread. Seriously, stupid.
11. 26 Jun '06 03:19
if the one person is stuck he will die anyway!!!
12. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
26 Jun '06 08:57
I blow them all up and feast on their remains while living in the dark, dank cave. Someday I hope to turn into Gollum.
13. 01 Jul '06 04:06
Originally posted by ajte
if the one person is stuck he will die anyway!!!
not nessesarily

there might be people on the other side trying to dig you out
at the same time there might not

options are as said above
die with the other six and save one
OR
kill the other one and save six

if you chose to die then the other guy will live
14. 01 Jul '06 04:19
Originally posted by sofar55
Suppose that you and eight other people about your age are wandering a cave.

Next imagine that as someone is crawling out, there is a cave-in.

To make matters worse water is seeping into the cave and if you don't get out you and the other six will die.

Each of you has a small stick of dynamite.