Re: Is the death penalty Extropian?

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Mon, 30 Nov 1998 17:29:08 -0800

John Clark wrote:

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> >>Me:
> >>Just punishment for an evil act is the minimum action needed to prevent
> >>a future similar occurrence, anything more than that is revenge.
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> >That's an interesting definition of punishment, what dictionary did you
> >get that one from.
> None. I seldom use dictionaries,

I see...

Sences you have the intail JC I will let you get away with it...

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> 2. Rehabilitation.
> This would be wonderful if we knew how to do it but we don't. In
> the real world we take a person who grew up in a bad environment
> and lock him in a horrible prison environment and expect him to reform.
> The only thing on our side is time, for some reason older people
> tend to be less violent than younger ones.

This has to do a lot with testosterone.