Watching a NGC show about the science of evil. In this part they are giving people MRI's while they ask them moral dilemmas, and they have to answer with a yes or no, no conditions or maybes, only yes or no. The real point of the stories is all the brain activity going on before they answer, but the the questions themselves are horrific.
Your village has been invaded. The soldiers have orders to kill everyone they find. You are hiding in a house with your family and neighbors. Soldiers have just broken in the door to loot any valuables they find. Your baby starts screaming. You cover their mouth to stop the noise. If you let go, you will be discovered and everyone in the room will be slaughtered. If you don't let go, you will not be found, but your baby will suffocate. Do you take your hand away?
If you leave your hand, are you evil? If you take it away and kill all your neighbors, your baby and yourself, but by someone else's hand, are you evil?.
ETA: What's creepier about it on tv is they show it with a dramatized version of the problem, with a family in hiding and a woman holding a very small, crying infant in her arms. The person in the MRI machine isn't seeing (or worse, hearing) it, but when you are sitting and watching the documentary, you do.Answer Question
Answer by hot-mama86 at 4:22 AM on Jun. 5, 2011
Those scenarios are horrific. I don't know what these MRI's are suppose to show, or what they are studying. It seems peoples brains would react a lot differently if they were actually living out the event as opposed to hearing a scary story read to them.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:12 AM on Jun. 5, 2011
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 8:27 AM on Jun. 5, 2011
All I can think about is the episode of M*A*S*H that deals with that situation.
Answer by beeky at 8:34 AM on Jun. 5, 2011
Answer by asmcbride at 9:05 AM on Jun. 5, 2011
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 9:10 AM on Jun. 5, 2011
Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 9:43 AM on Jun. 5, 2011
Answer by sahmamax2 at 9:57 AM on Jun. 5, 2011
Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 3:02 PM on Jun. 5, 2011