> --- Emlyn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What an interesting post!
> > There can be no moral objection. The universe (or such of it as is
> > unclaimed
> > by other sentients) is ownerless, terra nullius. Natural Law is a
> > lie. We
> > are, and beyond that all is anthropocentricity. If we break nature,
> > it is on
> > our heads, but there is no one else who suffers.
> Not necessarily so. If some consciousness exists in some form in
> other (animal) species, we'll have to consider their welfare as well.
I think I did address this elsewhere. We have ethical duties to all other
conscious beings. But to them only.
> > If we don't hack
> > nature, we
> > die, and the mindless machine whirls on, unnapreciated and unaware.
> OK, but let's try to avoid a general protection fault :)
I think that's what Zen is about; trying to get your mind to blue-screen.
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