Monday, October 09, 2006
What If? Thought Experiments
While trying to avoid studying, I remembered this article on the BBC website and thought I would share it with you all. "What If..." presents four classic "thought experiments" for its readers to consider. I'll be interested in your own thoughts before I tell you my own!

So to kick things off, I present Thomson's Violinist...

You wake up in hospital, next to a world famous violinist connected to you with various tubes. You've been kidnapped by the Music Appreciation Society. Aware of the maestro's impending death, they hooked you up to the violinist. If you stay connected, he will be totally cured in nine months. You are unlikely to suffer harm. No one else can save him. Do you have an obligation to stay connected?

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At 10 October, 2006 06:01, Blogger aussietigger1980 said...

Obligation? Um, no, I wouldn't think so. :) The answer to whether you to choose to might be yes, but who can force you?! lol

 

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