This week’s question is a variation of one from The Book of Questions:
Say on a given morning, there are 100 people in the Louvre in Paris. If a wicked sorcerer threatened to vaporize all people in the museum or all of its art, sparing one or the other based on your plea, which would you save? Assume the sorcerer will obliterate both the people and the art if you don’t choose.
What, if any, fruits of our culture are worth more than even a million lives? For example, what if all the music or fiction of the past century was at risk?