Originally Posted by The Bulldog
Well the fact that he is fat will influence people. Just as it would if it was a dwarf, or a disabled person. We are more likely to sacrifice people who aren't normal.
one life = one life. If you would sacrifice 1 for 5 in the first example, then you should in the second one, too. We don't know if the person in the first example is fat or not. It shouldn't matter.
Anyway I think in the second example it's a fat guy because you need a fat guy to stop a train. It'll just run right through a skinny guy. Not discrimination, just physics.
(I hope dark humour is not a bannable offence)
Trip: ask if the guy in the first example is fat, too. Ask for pics.