A survey was done where people were asked one simple question: If a bus is speeding toward a dog and a human, which would you save? When the human in the scenario is a sibling, grandparent or close friend, everyone would rather save the human than a strange dog. But when given the choice of saving their own pet over a distant cousin or local stranger, people voted to save the dog. When given the choice between saving their own dog versus a saving a foreign tourist, 40 percent chose to save their pet.
Steve would save the human depending on how hot the person is and because of the possibility of reward money. Slacker would probably save the human too.
I would hope my gut reaction would be the save the human being.
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