BIO/DICT: Bio-war coercive?

The Low Willow (
Tue, 31 Dec 1996 21:36:13 -0800 (PST)

On Dec 31, 4:53pm, Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:

} > In what way is biological warfare not coercive?
} It does, as you mentioned, violate property rights. But it is not
} coercive. It's not a matter of "do what I say or I'll destroy your
} coke." Nobody is making threats. Nobody is being asked to do
} anything. I would simply unleash the equivalent of a natural disaster,

Webster's definition supports your view. By the same logic,
assassination is not coercive. No threats are involved; someone simply
dies suddenly.

And when the property rights violated were necessary for survival, or
even decent survival...

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

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