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## Value of human life

Saw this one as a slashdot troll posting earlier. Interesting tale ...

A man is approached by a lawyer and given a proposition. The man is unemployed and running low on cash.

The lawyer asks him to take part in a research experiment. In exchange for his participation, he will be paid \$10,000. The research experiment is simple. He will be given a briefcase with \$1,000,000 in it to carry around with him for the whole weekend. He's free to open the briefcase and keep the money. However, if he does so, he's told that someone, somewhere, will be killed.

The man asks, "Will it be someone I know?"

The lawyer tells him, "It will be someone that you definitely do not know and have absolutely no connection to."

He the asks, "But if I open this briefcase, he'll actually be killed?"

The lawyer assures him, "Opening that briefcase is equivalent to putting a gun to his head and pulling the trigger."

The man spends the weekend grappling with the moral issue involved and eventually ends up opening the briefcase and taking the million bucks.

At the end of the weekend, the lawyer returns with the \$10,000. The man asks, "Was the person killed?"

The lawyer responds, "Yes, the person is dead."

The man asks, "Did he deserve it?"

The lawyer sasy, "He was a murderer, so yes, I guess he did."

Then the lawyer asks for the briefcase back.

The lawyer says, "I need to fill it with \$1,000,000 and give it to someone else."

The lawyer says, "Oh...no one you know. You have absolutely no connection with them."

- wil
They made a twilight zone half hour show based on this (except it was a box with a red button they had to push). =)

Cheers,

Alex
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You mean the "big blue switch"? :-)

- wil
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(except it was a box with a red button they had to push). =)
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You mean the "big blue switch"? :-)
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Are you sure you aren't from Ireland rather than Wales?
If you think the guy who opened the brief case actually "killed" the other person by opening it, how many people did he kill by not donating the money to people in Africa?
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Paul: Jul 5, 2002, 11:02 AM
Nope, just tracks it. If they joined my affiliate program then they could :)
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Stealth: Jul 5, 2002, 11:16 AM
wasn't the "red button" part of a Rent and Stimpy episode?

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