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1 “The Cold Equations” By Tom Godwin

2 When have you done something WITHOUT knowing what you’re getting into?

3 Could you actively kill one person to save another?

4 Is it ever justifiable to knowingly cause another person’s death?

5 Does it matter if one person’s death will save many people’s lives?

6 What if the person is responsible for the situation which necessitates his or her death?

7 In what circumstances are laws that demand death acceptable in society?

8 If there was a child who has no criminal record, and the person you have been sent to rescue is, in fact, a known criminal. Who do you choose to save?

9 What if it was your own child.

10 What if the child is the child of the person you are to save, and the person you have been ordered to save has told you explicitly he/she would rather die than have his/her child sacrificed in an attempt at rescue..

11 What if the person you are to save is your own space colony's sole doctor -- who in turn will be able to save others, whereas the uneducated child is actually of no asset to your colony..

12 What if you yourself require treatment by the doctor or you will die?.

13 What if the reason you require treatment is your own fault, because you've brought on lung cancer, or some futuristic equivalent, through smoking, or some futuristic equivalent, which you knew from the outset was a likely outcome of your own behavior?

14 What if the person you are to rescue in fact became stranded because of his/her own stupidity/recklessness?

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16 With the ship already low on fuel, any added weight would certainly slow them down.

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18 When a stowaway is found on board, there is almost certain trouble ahead.

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20 They both won’t make it if she is still onboard…

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22 What to do?

23 Find out in… “The Cold Equations.”

24 Sophie’s Choice Clip Z9bht5H2p4

25 Impossible Decisions Nobody gets through life without having to make hard decisions. What kinds of choices might have difficult consequences no matter what we decide to do? Write about such a choice. How would you make a decision when faced with such a hard choice?


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