Imagine: there is a runaway train headed straight toward five people who will be struck and killed if it continues down its track. You can pull a lever to divert the train to its parallel track where only one person would meet the same fate. You have to choose: do you allow the train to continue down the path it’s on and take five human lives or do you pull the lever and kill one? What is the most ethical decision?

The trolley problem is a foundational (and in recent years, memeified) thought experiment used in studies of ethics, law…

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Non-binary perfectionist who spends most of their time scouring Denver for vegan desserts

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