Re: Dyson (Was: Paths to Uploading)

Andrew Ducker (
Fri, 8 Jan 1999 18:38:56 -0000

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From: Terry Donaghe <>

Samael said:

>> I'm going to assume this is humour. If not, then possibly you
>should learn
>> to dissasociate someones scientific views from their political views.

>Ok. I can buy into that, as long as those views are rational and
>objective. I find it incredible that one can have rational and
>objective scientific views and completely irrational and subjective
>social views. Oh well.

Socialism/Capitalism are both ethical/moral views. Ethics is purely emptional, based upon what one _wants_ to happen. All right and wrong are subjective. If Dyson stresses (as an example) equality over property rights, he will be more likely to be a socialist. It's not irrational, it's just a different moral choice that you disagree with.