Re: Re Is the death penalty extropian?

Paul Hughes (
Thu, 26 Nov 1998 15:12:33 -0800

Geoff Fortytwo wrote:

> The following is only intended to show that dead people do have self-interest.
> How about reputation? Some people really care about their legacy. It's not
> ok to slander people when they're alive and it's still not ok after they
> die. The only difference is that the person is no longer capable of
> sticking up for themselves (dead people tend to be rather docile).

Yes, people care about their legacy while they are *alive*. Once they are dead they no longer care about their legacy. I challenge you to show me how a dead person can care about anything - unless of course your positing the existence of of an afterlife.

Paul Hughes