Children aged 6 to 9 are more likely than adults to save the life of a dog, pig or chimpanzee over a person in a hypothetical “trolley problem” scenario
By Alice Klein
If you had to save the life of a person or an animal, which would you choose? Most adults say they would save the person, but almost half of young children would prefer to save the animal instead, according to a study in Poland.
“The finding really surprised us,” says Matti Wilks at the University of Edinburgh in the UK, one of the researchers involved.
The majority of adults view human lives as …
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