Why don’t you just tell me
the right answer? – Well, that’s what’s so great
about The Trolley Problem is that
there is no right answer. – Ugh. – This is why everyone hates
moral philosophy professors. – I’m on your side here,
dude, but he is not wrong. – Okay, Michael… trust me. When it comes
to human ethics, I just know more than you. I’ve been studying it
my whole life. – It’s just that
it’s so theoretical, you know? I mean, you know,
maybe there’s a more… concrete approach. Here, let’s try this.
[snaps fingers] [trolley droning] – Oh, God!
Michael, what did you do? [trolley bell ringing] – I made
The Trolley Problem real so we could see how the ethics
would actually play out. There are five workers on
this track and one over there. Here are the levers
to switch the tracks. Make a choice. – T-the thing is, I mean,
ethically speaking– – No time, dude!
Make a decision! – Well, it’s tricky!
I mean, on the one hand, if you ascribe to a purely
utilitarian worldview– [crashes,
wheels screeching] – Okay. So… what did we learn?