Life-and-death thought experiments are correctly unsolvable

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A thoughtful and intelligent comment on the Trolley Problems:

From Aeon:

“If we go back to those life-or-death thought experiments, in each case we can see that we are being asked to choose between saving more life at the cost of something that makes life valuable in the first place, or preserving more of what is of value at the cost of more life. When we allow innocents to die to save more people overall, we are sacrificing some of the dignity and respect we have for human life in order to keep more humans alive.”

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