“Say on a given morning, there are 100 people in the Louvre in Paris. If a wicked sorcerer threatened to vaporize all people in the museum or all of its art, sparing one or the other based on your plea, which would you save? Assume the sorcerer will obliterate both the people and the art if you don’t choose.”
Addition: My mother has informed me this is from a Zen Koan involving a priceless Ming vase and a duckling trapped inside. “Master, the duck is free.”
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