"I can only do evil"

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by FutureTrackStar, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. FutureTrackStar

    FutureTrackStar Registered Member

    Consider this scenario:

    A man traps you (somehow) so that all you can do is speak, and he is the only one who can hear your words. The man says to you, "I am evil. I can only commit wicked acts." He continues, "I am going to commit a wicked act within 2 minutes. Which of these wicked acts would you have me commit:" He then lists 5 obviously wicked actions, one of which (let's call it action A) is clearly the least evil.

    How do you respond?

  2. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    But which is the least inconveniencing, which has the lowest body count, which has the least victims? I need more information than which is the most or least evil.
  3. FutureTrackStar

    FutureTrackStar Registered Member

    - Alright...

    list of actions:

    1. Murder 1 million people
    2. Murder 500,000 people
    3. Murder 100,000 people
    4. Murder 10 people
    5. Rob a convenience store after it closes and everybody leaves.
  4. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    Can I specify the convenience store?
    Oh, can I specify the people?
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
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  5. FutureTrackStar

    FutureTrackStar Registered Member

    - Oh please...

    Each sample of people was a Simple Random Sample from the human population, and follow a normal distribution (in terms of every characteristic, like wealth, morality, health, beauty, etc.)

    The convenience store is an average convenience store, with average employees and an average manager.
  6. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    Alright, fair enough. Can I watch?
  7. Pugz

    Pugz Ms. Malone V.I.P. Lifetime

    I thought action A would be the least evil? Not 5.

    Mal's asking all these questions because the question itself is rather vague; you should have listed the scenarios beforehand.
  8. FutureTrackStar

    FutureTrackStar Registered Member

    - You can watch if you wish, but you can't move because you're trapped.

    And no more questions concerning the details of this scenario will be answered.
    - OH PLEASE! Your missing the forest for the trees. Action A just so happens to be the 5th action that he lists!

    The scenario was as specific/vague as was intended by the OP. You can answer it or you can continue to question it's validity without getting any answers in return.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
  9. Nevyrmoore

    Nevyrmoore AKA Ass-Bandit

    We can't specify the store?

    At all? Because, when you think about it, robbing a store which it making lots of money is not as evil as robbing a corner shop barely making enough to stay in business.
    Also, what if the people being murdered turned out to be baby rapers?
  10. Rebeccaaa

    Rebeccaaa yellow 4!

    Go on then, I'll chose no.5, if there's bad consequence to me not picking any.

    *brace position*

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