Re: IP was: My Extropian Manifesto...

From: Jason Joel Thompson (
Date: Sun Aug 13 2000 - 15:40:57 MDT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>

You might regard these developments as bad; I
> > don't. But they are unstoppable.
> a) the ability to kill others, quite easily, has existed since the dawn
> of time
> b) we still have a right to life
> c) therefore your argument is invalid.

> > It's not irrational to enforce one's alleged right. It's irrational
> > to TRY to do so if enforcement is impossible. (Lucky for us, it's a
> > lot easier to enforce one's right to live than it is to enforce
> > copyright.)
> So when making ebola-like cold viruses is a 6th graders science project,
> nobody has a right to live anymore? Sorry, doesn't wash. Opportunism is
> not an ethic.
> --
> Mike Lorrey

Uh, guess I should read ahead a little bit-- looks like I pretty much
repeated Mike's arguments...

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