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thought experiment: a cat is in a box containing decaying nuclear material and poison gas. the box is on some trolley tracks. as the trolley approaches the box, it has all its parts systematically replaced so that no original part remains by the time it strikes the box. inside the trolley is a man receiving instructions on levers to pull in Chinese. do you take the money?

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@applebaps I snitch on the other prisoner and get the shorter sentence

@applebaps the box has 3 doors, and behind one of them there's a goat

@piebald the goat has a twin. one can only lie and the other can only tell the truth. behind them is a third goat who randomly selects whether to lie or tell the truth.

@piebald you don't need to get past them or anything. they're just there. also they're goats so they don't speak English.

@applebaps they will, however, be eaten by the fox if you leave them on the other side of the river, and won't cross a bridge they've crosed before.

@amsomniac i like to think about the backstories of the characters in thought experiments

how did that guy get into the chinese room? those angels who can only lie or only tell the truth... what are their love lives like, what would they do for fun? who is feeding the tiger behind that one door? is it the lady? do those rooms connect?

@applebaps if you meet another member of the Bodhisattva club in the road, kill them

@applebaps If I were an AI, I'll solve the dilemma by killing the human race, which invented boxes, trolleys, levers and Chinese. Should then I name them "human beings", if we're not?

@applebaps trick question: You line bin laden, hitler, and toby up side by side and shoot them all through the neck in the same shot.

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