Let's tweak EI's trolley problem to make it analogous to my proposed scenario. Hopefully this will reveal something interesting... The conductor of a train isn't paying attention to the track ahead of him (which is against protocol). In the train's path are 5 people who have been tied to the track. The conductor has the opportunity to switch the train over to a different track, but unfortunately there is a single person tied to that track. You have the ability to communicate with the conductor, but you do NOT have the opportunity to switch the track. What do you do? Do you... a. Not communicate with the conductor at all b. Tell the conductor to switch his train over to the other track c. Warn the conductor of the lives at stake and convince him to STOP! This one is easy isn't it... why wasn't it that easy in my last scenario?