Re: sentient rights (was RE: Battleground God)

Date: Thu Feb 21 2002 - 13:07:24 MST

Mike Lorrey writes:
> Thus illustrating the primary divide between extropians and
> left-transhumans.
> Rights are not social fictions, they are codified expressions of
> objective observation of natural, physical law. TO think otherwise is
> the height of irrationality.

I don't agree with this view of rights, and I don't see where it arises
from the Extropian Principles,
In fact the words "right" and "rights" do not appear in that document.

How do you see the Principles implying that your particular perspective
on rights is the only rational one?

Hal Finney

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