'Walking Dead' and the Fat Man Puzzle

During this fifth season of “The Walking Dead,” Stephen Carter is analyzing ethical problems facing the intrepid survivors of the zombie apocalypse.

Decisions, decisions ...

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During this fifth season of “The Walking Dead,” I have been analyzing ethical problems facing the intrepid survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Alas, this week’s episode contained relatively little ethical meat -- Was Noah justified in stealing the weapons? Should they have left him pinned beneath the bookcase? -- so let’s instead revisit an incident that occurs in one of the flashbacks.

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