Re: Capital punishment

Hara Ra (
Fri, 27 Jun 1997 00:45:47 -0700

Tony B. Csoka wrote:
> What is the extropian stance on capital 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. What should be the punishment then?

If the goal is behavorial change, punishment is not a very effective way
to accomplish that. The goals of the justice system have little to do
with behavorial change however.

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