If they had a time machine, men would be more likely than women to travel to pre-World War II Europe and kill Hitler, according to a recently published study. [...]
Participants were asked 20 questions about moral dilemmas such as decisions about murder, torture, lying, abortion and conducting research on animals.
The study examined two philosophical principles that relate to ethics, deontology and utilitarianism. According to the former, the morality of an action depends on its consistency with a moral norm. Utilitarianism, meanwhile, holds the morality of an action maximizes utility -- in other words, that it is best for the greatest number of people.
Men more likely than women to time-travel and kill Hitler, study shows
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