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2,524 hits 3.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by wolf_boy

A billion dollars and a baby are about to fall into a volcano. You can only save one of them. Which do you save?
By the way if you save the billion dollars it`s yours.


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18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:27:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
Or did you mean me, Glenn? In which case, yes! I really was wandering around the mouth of an active volcano when I had to make that gut-wrenching decision.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:29:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
I was going to say money, but then I saw the pic of the baby. Should change that pic to an ugly baby.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:31:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm afraid it's going to have to be the money.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:33:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
they don't stay babies forever!
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:38:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
They'd be ashes before I'd make up my mind.

Oops.

18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:53:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
I will save half the money and half of the baby.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:55:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Top or bottom half?
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:57:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
The TOP! all of the bad stuff comes out of the bottom.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:58:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
But horrible noises and sick comes out of the top bit
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:59:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
Assuming the baby isn't mine, the money.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:59:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
That is true, choices choices.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 9:00:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
you've convinced me estella, sling the baby keep the money. With all that money you could always get another baby & pay someone to look after the poop
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 9:02:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
^that is true last I herd it is like $30,000 for a healthy, white kid on the black market.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 9:45:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
In real life, I would use my ninja reflexes to save both, but since I can only choose one, I would choose the money, because the kid would probably grow up to be an ungrateful bastard anyway. And what's it doing hanging out on a volcano?
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 10:06:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
good point velcro...where the hell are the kid's parents?? Why am I to blame for wanting some extra cash?
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 10:28:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
If you can admit to be being a heartless, greedy bastard, then I have nothing more to say about a choice of the money over that of the baby. I'm disgusted by those of you who try to justify the money as a choice that would save more lives. There is a life right there! Save it! What next, spend the billions of dollars saving X# lives, or let the billion dollars accrue interest so that in a year you could save twice as many lives? Or another year, and double it again? Or another year...?
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 11:21:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
All joking aside, I have to agree with UncleLaughie here, a life needs saving right in front of you, if you don't do it, you're a complete bastard.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 3:11:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why is a life that needs saving in front of you more important than the lives that could be saved that aren't in front of you that you ignore? Humans have such illogical double standards we are sickeningly pathetic. We all do what the person who saves the money does every single day of our lives.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 3:22:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Andrew: I never said throw money at the third world nation. You could adopt several children from there or entire families, give them food a home and an education. Rather than that one baby who will now have a chance to grow up and make something of themselves, you now have several families that can grow up, be healthy, get the best education money can buy, and make something of themselves.

Otherwise these families and children will accomplish nothing but starving and dying their entire lives. You've saved and improved many lives.

If you save the baby, then hundreds of other people you could have saved are not dead and dying.

However that's ok, they aren't in front of you so they don;t exist. I see how it is.

18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 3:24:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Again I save the baby, however logically that is not the best choice for accomplishing the larger amount of good and helping the most people.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 3:32:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
1 < 100

I'm talking logic here and am approaching the question with mathematics and cold hard logic.

What I'm saying is the logical truth. That does not mean it's necessarily the morally right thing to do.

18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 3:36:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
What I'd like to know is why all you who so quickly pass judgement on this person don't pass the same judgement on yourselves? You all do the same thing everyday. If you don't then you aren't here reading this thread cause you couldn't afford a computer.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 3:40:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
the baby always money stinks i hate it, makes people change for the worst pulls relationships apart and generally causes misery. i hate money.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 3:43:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Mark: Money is a tool, it's all about how you use it. I'm not a fan of money myself, however if I had it I'd do good with it. Funny those most likely to do good with money are least likely to have it to do good with cause of their being not greedy in the first place... All the bastards have all the money...
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 3:48:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
so very very true, but my point is that if you were to receive great sums of money as hard as it is to accept i feel eventually it would turn you that way too, it casts spells on people makes them totally change. i hope i never have to experience it myself..

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