Re: A Bioethical Foundation for Human Rights

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Oct 31 2001 - 13:24:46 MST

From: "William John" <>
> This background explains why terrorists need not be actively dehumanized
> because they have done that themselves. It is also why their
> extermination is no worse than killing a rabid dog in the streets of any
> city.

Here's a more thorough treatment of the subject:

The mind of a killer
A neurologist who studies murderers' brains talks about factors that make
someone kill, the difficulty of predicting violence and why most murderers can
never be rehabilitated.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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