Re: Punishment

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 13:33:27 -0400

Tony B. Csoka wrote:
> Genen wrote...
> [snip]....end this absurd thread now..[snip]
> Your lack of comprehension on this issue is astounding. The ethics of
> crime and punishment and the value we place on human life is a *central*
> problem that we will face in the coming decades and centuries. We should
> tread through this ethical minefield with great care and trepidation. Your
> cavalier attitude to taking human life in combat etc. is not progressive
> at all.

By whose definition? Not by the Right to Die movement. How is the value
of a terminally ill persons life any less valuable than, say, Bill
Gates? By some transhumanist theory, by all accounts we could easily be
living in a pocket universe simulation run by a quantum computer in
another universe. By this definition, the value of life here is pretty

			Michael Lorrey
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