Re: Extropians and animal rights
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 01:36:34 -0500

Turmadrog, Renegade Balseraph of Technology <> wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Jan 1999, wrote:
> >I agree with you about how to handle sliding scales, but it
> >doesn't deal with the question of what happens when an animal,
> >child, or adult wants full rights but others don't agree.
> Certainly it does. If any entity wants full rights, and expresses
> that desire, it should have them. I fail, however, to see how an
> "animal" (as differentiated from a person) could desire full rights.
> If an entity can so desire, then I would say that it is a person.

You're absolutely right!

You know, I'm sure that my question made sense to me when I asked it, but . . .

(I dunno, maybe I was thinking of disputes over whether an entity is actually asking for rights or not, or about how to determine what each entity's rights are. Or maybe I just had too much LDS back in the '60's.)

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