You are leading 100 people whose lives are in danger and you must choose between two courses of action. One would save only 90 people; the other would have a 50 percent chance of saving everyone but were it to fail everyone would die. Which would you choose?
This has got to be how Jack Shepherd felt all the time on Lost. I'd go with door number one. Get the people to the hatch. The Others might pick off ten of us, but, sadly, I'd have to consider those nameless extras acceptable losses. I don't like the odds of the Smoke Monster taking us all down if we go with door number two. A flip of a coin and everyone dies? I don't think so.
*Question of the Week comes from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.