Re: Extropians and animal rights
Sat, 9 Jan 1999 20:01:23 EST

In a message dated 99-01-09 19:59:01 EST, you write:

> 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
> |"rights".
> 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?

Umh, with all due respect, I believe you're reading me too literally. By "squeak" I meant any form of communication . . .

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