Re: Extropians and animal rights

Sun, 10 Jan 1999 01:58:19 +0100

It appears as if <> wrote:
|As for the former, one first has to have a clear idea of what the term
|"rights" means. I find it hard to conceive of a "right" without an entity
|capable of asserting that right, so I don't find it useful to speak of
|"rights" in connection with animals that can't at least let out some kind
+ of
|squeak of protest. However, with that first squeak comes some minimal

So a human without language skills and voice lacks rights in your model. Are these humans to be treated as animals, including owned (slavery) and allowed to be terminated at will, too?