Re: Capital punishment

Joao Pedro (
Sat, 21 Jun 1997 00:03:10 -0700


Tony B. Csoka wrote:

"What is the extropian stance on punishment? Personally, I am against
the death penalty because I don't believe that two wrongs make a right.
However, the issue takes on an added dimension when, in our envisioned
immortalist future, murder is equivalent to denying someone eternity.
should the punishment be then?"

I'm an utilitarianist and rationalist, I think that in some cases (WW2)
death penalties are a viable solution but in civil societies I think
violence generates more violence and death penalties are an animal
instinct of revenge that will not make things better.

If you fight evil with evil you become evil yourself.

Dalibor den Otter wrote:
> Incidentally, I think corporal punishment should be (re-)introduced also.
> It is cheap,
> effective and very just...

Ha Ha Ha, that was funny. You are joking right?

Hasta la vista...

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