Re: meaning of life

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Jan 23 2001 - 08:48:46 MST

From: Charlie Stross <>

>He's not a nihilist; he's simply following the commonest theory of
>rights on the planet -- one that's used by just about everyone
>except Americans who've been indoctrinated with their state's
>peculiar constitutional theory -- which is that rights are
>negotiated and conditional.

John Locke's "Social Contract", a darn good idea, but we just
adopted it. I agree with Heinlein, man has no "Natural" rights.


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