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TIME – The Morality Quiz

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

In late November 2007, TIME.com launched an online quiz with the goal of measuring empathy in humans based on three no win scenarios. It’s not a scientific test by any means but its still quiet fascinating to me. Too bad my intro to psych class in college did not cover this.

“It’s war time, and you’re hiding in a basement with a group of other people. Enemy soldiers are approaching outside and will be drawn to any sound. If you’re found, you’ll all be killed immediately. A baby hiding with you starts to cry loudly and cannot be stopped. Smothering it to death is the only way to silence it, saving the lives of everyone in the room. Assume that the parents of the baby are unknown and not present and there will be no penalty for killing the child. Could you be the one who smothered it if no one else would?”

After taking the test for myself, I’ve reaffirmed that I’m going to hell. See if you’ll be joining me – The Morality Quiz.