Question of the Week #218

Technology has become a part of us. Would you rather lose the use of all motorized vehicles, all telecommunication devices and computers, or one of your hands? Could I just replace my left hand with a tablet or smartphone? No... I really wouldn't want to do that. I'm right-handed. But I'm sure if I lost … Continue reading Question of the Week #218

Question of the Week #191

Would you rather be happy yet slow-witted and unimaginative or unhappy yet bright and creative? For example, would you rather live the life of a brilliant yet tortured artist like Vincent van Gogh, or that of a happy but carefree soul who is a bit simple-minded? I'd rather go for bright and creative, even if … Continue reading Question of the Week #191

Question of the Week #90

If you could choose the sex and physical appearance of your soon-to-be-born child, would you do it? Absolutely not. I mean, it would be nice to know the kid's gender before he or she is born. And apparently they have newfangled medical equipment that makes it possible to see these things at certain stages of … Continue reading Question of the Week #90

Question of the Week #84

Would you have one of your fingers surgically removed if it somehow guaranteed immunity from all major diseases? Do I get to choose which finger? Looking at my hand, I can't think of which one I'd rather get rid of, but I think I'd like to have that choice if that time came. So yeah, … Continue reading Question of the Week #84

Question of the Week #64

You and the person you love deeply are placed in separate rooms with a button next to each of you. You know that you will both be killed unless one of you presses your button before 60 minutes pass; furthermore, the first to press the button will save the other person, but will immediately be … Continue reading Question of the Week #64

Question of the Week #16

If at birth you could select the profession your child would eventually pursue, would you do so? No, because then we fall into the same trap as the people of the doomed planet Krypton. Just because you're born into the science guild doesn't make you better than someone born into the labor guild. And if … Continue reading Question of the Week #16