How to Have an "Equal Chance"

You're in a lifeboat, and can save just one of two people depending on whether you row east or west.  Suppose the person to the east is a bit closer: Go east and the person you save will be
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You're in a lifeboat, and can save just one of two people depending on whether you row east or west.  Suppose the person to the east is a bit closer: Go east and the person you save will be restored to comfort a little sooner. That strikes me as a good enough reason to go east.  Some claim that this would be "unfair", and that you shouldYou're in a lifeboat, and can save just one of two people depending on whether you row east or west.  Suppose the person to the east is a bit closer: Go east and the person you save will be restored to comfort a little sooner. That strikes me as a good enough reason to go east.  Some claim that this would be "unfair", and that you should. . .

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