Re: Re [2]: Extropy in the personal sphere

Eric Watt Forste (
Fri, 08 Aug 1997 11:39:10 -0700

den Otter writes:
> Reason overrides free choice. Most people are a bit like dumb kids
> with a lot of maturing to do. Restricting their freedom in order
> to keep them from harm is imo morally perfectly acceptable. They
> will thank you later for it, and if not, they can still kill
> themselves later...

Oh, I dunno. If I was in the subordinate position in this
scenario, I would be *much* more interested in killing my
tormentor than in killing myself.

You're sounding awfully smug up there on top of your imaginary
throne, Mr. Otter.

Eric Watt Forste ++ ++ expectation foils perception -pcd