Re: evolved viruses

Ray Peck (
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 16:18:06 -0700

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky writes:
>Ray Peck wrote:
>> Depriving someone of life, liberty or property through your intentional
>> actions requires force, in my book, regardless of the means which you
>> employ.
>There is a difference between violence and theft, as someone said the last
>time I made the proposal.

IMNSHO, one requires violence to steal, no matter what the means of theft.

"... the uniform, constant, and uninterrupted effort of every man to
better his condition, the principle from which public and national, as
well as private opulence is derived,' has been `powerful enough to
maintain the natural progress of things toward improvement, in spite
both of the extravagance of governments and of the greatest errors of
administration." --Adam Smith, and his invisible hand.