RE: "Web-mediated SETI": Robert Bradbury Replies
Tue, 2 Nov 1999 16:09:20 -0800

Billy Brown writes:

> If primitive sentient life has value then allowing primitives to die while
> they struggle towards understanding is immoral.

The next step in this slippery slope is to say that the aliens are here, silently monitoring us, but as each person dies they take a snapshot of his brain state and take him off to live a new life elsewhere, one free of trouble and pain, until they can be rejoined with their loved ones.

This addresses the moral issue in a very familiar manner, one which has been taught in Sunday schools for centuries.