Where do you get yours and how do you justify them?
Out of curiosity, I'll add a poll to see what people would do in the two following hypothetical scenarios;
#1 - say you are near a tram line - from one end you see an out of control tram hurtling down the line. In it's path (too far away for you to call out) is 5 line workers that would most certainly be killed on impact - There is a switch though that you could flick, doing so sends the tram down another line, on that only one worker. You could save five lives at the cost of one.
What do you do?
Flick the switch?
As before, a tram is hurtling down a track towards five people. You are on a bridge under which it will pass, and you can stop it by dropping a heavy weight in front of it. As it happens, there is a very large man next to you - your only way to stop the tram is to push him over the bridge and onto the track, killing him to save five.
Should you proceed?
do you push him over?
[I learnt about the, what has been now nicknamed the 'Tolley-ology' the other night -- for anyone who has heard about it...shhh..until a few pages in, and for those who haven't heard about it, no Googling please.]