This post is inspired by Barry Arrington’s post at Uncommon Descent:
Harry Barrington, is a good, Christian man with objective morality who finds himself in a terrible position: He is in a hospital which has caught fire and he only has time to visit one of two rooms and escape before the whole building comes down, killing all within.
In room A is a beautiful, newborn baby girl. There is time to save only her.
In room B there are 10,000 IVF embryos, each waiting to develop into a wonderful child. There is time to save only them.
1) Save the Baby
2) Save the IVF embryos
3) Save neither as some calculations must be literally unthinkable
And if (3) Should he even save himself from the fire?