This has been sort of touched upon by another thread about Stem Cells questions during interviews, but I thought it was important enough to merit its own thread. To what extent do you guys express controversial opinions in your interviews? Do you guys tone your answers down a notch if you think you might offend anyone? Also, how acceptable is it to say "I don't know" or "I can't make that decision" in response to tough interview ethics questions? For example, at my first (and only) interview, I was asked what I would do if I had two patients on the verge of dying, and had the therapy to save only one of them. Which one would I choose, and what criteria would I base my decision upon? I was really stumped, and tiold the interviewer the truth, that at this stage of my life, I am unable to make such a decision. He frowned, and tried to tease some more info out of me by offering me different criteria, such as if one had more family, or one was younger, or if one had taken better care of themselves. I really froze, and just mumbled out some answer (I don't even remember what) and that really tripped me up for the rest of the day. So what I'm getting at here is...do y'all think it's better to express a tentative opinion, or just admit that we don't know or can't decide (at the risk of looking indecisive and unknowledgeable)?