From: Alex Future Bokov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> The biggest problem is that the victim is lost forever, as a
>>result I do not believe the killer should be allowed to live, nor
>>be suspended, I believe they should be treated equally with the
>Interesting. Does this belief follow logically from an axiom or is
>this belief itself an axiom?
I do not believe in life after death. I therefore believe that when
someone dies and the structure of the brain decays, they are lost.
It follows axiomatically that I believe the killer suffer an equal
>If there was a technology for "fixing what's wrong" with the
>perpetrator, would you be in favor of allowing the perpetrator to
>opt for this treatment?
This does not equate to justice for the loss of the victim, so the
answer is no.
>If the perpetrator's body could be used as a vessel for the brain
>of somebody who would otherwise die, would you be in favor of such
Yes, the brain is the seat of the person, as long as it is
>If the 'non-homicidal' portions of the perpetrator's brain could
>be extracted and used for some productive purpose instead of just
>becoming worm-food (3D modeller in a vat?) would you be in favor
>of such an extraction?
Being unsure of the granularity of the brain, this is a difficult
question, as long as the personnality (sense of self?) of the
original killer is irrevocably destroyed I suppose.
Extropy Institute, www.extropy.org
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