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Is it ethical to save a child over an adult?
It is ethical to save a child over an adult.
Children have not yet defined their personality.
If we have a moral duty to save life, then with all else being equal, the best choice is the one that maximizes the amount of life saved.
Children in many cases are easier to save on acount of their small size and thus should be prioritized to maximise lives preserved.
If the adult lived, they may live with regret over surviving a child.
Adults are faster to produce new children.
An adult's death affects society more than when a child dies.
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