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

Joe E. Dees (
Wed, 2 Dec 1998 02:14:22 -0600

Date sent:      	Tue, 01 Dec 1998 23:34:04 -0800
From:           	Paul Hughes <>
Organization:   	Planet P
Subject:        	Re: [MEDIA] Chicago Suntime's death penalty poll
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> "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
Rather, to employ more lucrative lawyer-hours, we will delay, and even deny, justice, only to save the lives of those most likely to take others prematurely, at the expense of indubitably innocent lives which could be saved. Exactly which planet are you from? It can't be the one the rest of us humans live on. I am a humanist and I know them well; humanists are my friends. Paul, you're no humanist.