If you could prevent either an earthquake in Peru that would kill 40,000 people, a crash at your local airport that would kill 200 people, or an automobile accident that would kill an acquaintance of yours, which would you choose?
To quote a great Vulcan philosopher, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one.”
Logic dictates that I should do what I could to prevent the earthquake in Peru, saving 40,000 people.
Which would you choose? Would it make a difference if you knew that one of the people you potentially save could be the world’s next worst tyrannical dictator? Let me know down in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.