Re: Button Dilemma
See, the very interesting choices are "no to both" and "yes to both".
The reason I'm saying this is that both dilemmas are identical, just reversed.
In the first dilemma, if I press the button I die and my friend might live. If I do not, they will surely die and I might live.
In the second dilemma, if I press the button they die and I might live. If I do not, I will surely die and my friend might live.
So both situations are the same, and provide the exact same options, only each time a different one is tagged with 'button press'.
The fact that there are people who answer yes to both or no to both (as unrepresentative and small this poll is), means that which option you title with the concept of 'button press' does hold much significance, and I find that interesting. It means, for instance, that there are people would rather be passive than active, even if the consequences don't change either way.
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