But You'll Regret It In the Morning - Part 1 of 3

In the first part of this activity, we're going to ask you to make three separate judgements about whether you would be doing something wrong if you participated in a joint activity with a friend under some particular set of circumstances. However, before starting, we need to specify a number of assumptions that you should consider hold true across the three scenarios to follow.

1. You should assume that the activities depicted in the scenarios are entirely legal in the jurisdiction in which you reside. So, for example, this will likely mean responding as if you're over the age of 18 (or even 21), even if you're not.

2. You should assume you have no good reason to suppose that the consequence of not participating in some particular joint activity will be disastrous (so, for example, you have no good reason to suppose that there will be a nuclear war if you don't go to a football game with a friend.)

3. You should assume that we're talking about joint activities that are neither wholly trivial nor vastly dangerous (the scenarios will feature an example of such an activity).

If at any time you need a reminder of the assumptions in play, just click on the "Assumptions" link located in the column on the right.

Okay, let's get started.

Really Deep Thought

I have seen cruelty, persecution, and superstition increasing by leaps and bounds, until we have almost reached the point where praise of rationality is held to mark a man as an old fogey regrettably surviving from a bygone age.
   --Bertrand Russell.

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