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The Trolley Problem: a 2-year-old kid's solution...

 
 
Reply Fri 2 Sep, 2016 12:40 pm
There have been several discussions on a2k over the years about the Trolley Problem yet this is an answer I have yet to see...

http://i.imgur.com/VNfLFfJ.gif
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 2 Sep, 2016 12:55 pm
I love it. I could see my grandson Dustin doing that.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 2 Sep, 2016 01:06 pm
@Robert Gentel,
definitely getting more bang for his $

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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Sep, 2016 07:35 pm
@Robert Gentel,
There goes our hope for the new generation.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 04:07 am
Don't let Trump see this...
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 01:08 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Bob forgive but to save us a whole lot of Googling what's "Trolley Problem," how does one speed it up, and alas, if it doesn't spoil a surprise, which track and why
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 02:21 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:

Bob forgive but to save us a whole lot of Googling what's "Trolley Problem," how does one speed it up, and alas, if it doesn't spoil a surprise, which track and why

Can't you just google it, dale?
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 04:26 pm
@edgarblythe,
Ed, I've no excuse except to admit my laziness
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 04:33 pm
@dalehileman,
Here is one variation:
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 05:24 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Quote:
Science is to Philosophy as a nurse is to a doctor.


This is right outta another orifice that is not usually meant for communication (among humans) .
Science is to philosophy as a ball player is to a sports reporter.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 08:28 pm
@dlowan,
Nah, kids have always been little sociopaths.
Kolyo
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 10:12 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Fil Albuquerque wrote:

Don't let Trump see this...


Well, Fil, all I see is that this kid's a real winner.

Losers and low energy people don't play with classy toys.

A Brio train set is a classy toy.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 11:11 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:

Bob forgive but to save us a whole lot of Googling what's "Trolley Problem," how does one speed it up, and alas, if it doesn't spoil a surprise, which track and why


You can just click on the blue link that says Trolly Problem in Roberts post Dale.
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 11:14 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:

Nah, kids have always been little sociopaths.


He figures, "Hey, we're all gonna to die anyway, and like, you know, to live is to suffer, so let's cut to the chase. Where's my apple juice?"
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 11:32 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:

Nah, kids have always been little sociopaths.


That's actually not entirely true. Even babies have evidence of empathy and some sort of ethical system based on fairness.

However, I was kidding


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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 11:46 pm
At two the kid above possibly did not see the toys as persons who could feel pain.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2016 03:48 am
@edgarblythe,
Yeah I think the kiddo felt like the other miniature was out of place for an effective overrun...it actually decided quite cleverly.
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2016 03:55 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Quote:
Science is to Philosophy as a nurse is to a doctor.


This is right outta another orifice that is not usually meant for communication (among humans) .
Science is to philosophy as a ball player is to a sports reporter.


First of all Farma is a real peaty that you don't get why it is exactly as I said. It is a limitation of you to miss the point. Science is a method, a good one, but it is not explanation. Science without philosophy is blind as a bat....Einstein said it first. A great deal of the work of great scientists is doing good philosophy wether they know it or not. Observations without adequate interpretation and solid hipothesis for frame of work explain nothing. You confuse Philosophy with the Academic group of pseudo philosophers that for the most part of history were just failed scientists.
What can I say...very American of you....
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2016 04:22 am
@Fil Albuquerque,
A good scientist provides the good philosopher inside with proper data. The philosopher then procedes to explain what is going on in a holistic context. How hard can it be getting this simple point across ? This sounds more and more like tribal war among 2 academic groups. Facts about the relevance of what is leading what don't seem to matter much here....Pitching Science against Philosophy its a display of general ignorance and poor academic education.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2016 04:31 am
@Fil Albuquerque,
yeah yeah yeah, Ill go with the baseballistic reference, its closer to fact. It isnt full of self- aggrandizement at the intended smug expense of others ( the content of whose disciplines you probably have no idea in hell) .
Discovery waits not for a traffic cop , it usually asks forgiveness rather than permission
 

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