Re: Why secret IDs? WAS Re: dr suess on the loose...

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Tue, 08 Jun 1999 12:55:27 -0500

> writes:
> > Of course, it is an ideal: most heros have square jaws, good builds,
> > superpowers and day jobs, and any man/woman who performs all this
> > does it not for personal gain, but for the highest
> > good. (Millionaire Bruce Wayne gets lots of press and he can afford
> > insurance anyway) It is blatant altruism, a no-no on all the
> > neo-objectivists daily to-do list.

I beg your pardon. Some of us on this list are altruists; yea, even "blatant" altruists. Some of us believe in objective morality, not "objectivism", and don't see any distinction between the value of "me" and the value of "someone else".

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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