Yet another thread about FTS' thread(s). Many of the posts have had a problem with FTS' posts for a lot of different reasons. But one of them has been the involvement of God (to be fair, he DID say he originally put it in the Religion forum). So, what happens if we remove God from the equation? You have a person who makes a threat to kill billions of people, which seems like a big deal. Yet for some reason he tells YOU to choose. You can argue that telling him to kill the convict would save the world, but it seems to me that he might have decided to do the opposite of what you said. Or he might have decided he's not going to listen to you; he just wants to mess with you. It seems to me that any of the choices you pick would be basically equally likely to result in extinction. You aren't dealing with a machine that will obey whatever you decide. Is there any reason to assume he's more likely than not to do what you decide?