Re: [MEDIA] Chicago Suntime's death penalty poll

Paul Hughes (
Tue, 01 Dec 1998 23:34:04 -0800

"Joe E. Dees" wrote:

> > Proof that 87% of the population are still operating primarily on
> > reptilian emotional-territorial circuitry. Am I supposed to be
> > surprised?
> >
> > Paul Hughes
> >
> Not only that, but I would vote for a provisio that mandates that
> executions are performed in a manner that allows essential organs
> to be harvested, and that such harvesting is required, so that the
> murderers, unable to restore the lives they took, may at least
> partially pay in kind by sustaining the lives of others. Joe

So, you're so proud of your reptilian brain that you want to make a profit from it's use?

Please examine China's policy of executing prisoners before recommending this idea again. It pains me to see people on this list spouting opinions with no bearing on their outcome.

I'll re-quote Mike Lorrey on this topic:

"Putting a profit motive before the state would cause the state to seek to expand the penalty to more and more crimes. Even, and especially, in a popular
democracy, with an aging population, there will be public pressure to expand the
penalty to more and more crimes."

BTW, for those who seemed to have forgotten what extropy means, here is a definition from Max More's original Lextropicon:

EXTROPY: A measure of intelligence, information, energy, life, experience, diversity, opportunity, and growth. The collection of forces which oppose entropy.

Now, are you someone who claims to be an extropic individual while simultaneously advocating that a centralized state kill people for money?

Paul Hughes