Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus: antivirii

Tony Hindle (
Sat, 2 Aug 1997 03:20:49 +0100

In message <>, Eva-
Lise Carlstrom <> writes
>On Fri, 1 Aug 1997, Tony Hindle wrote:
>> This is a hypothetical question so I want you to assume all
>> other things are equal. The law that one death is better than two is a
>> corollary of zero deaths is better than one. Will you judge in this
>> case?
>I know you're talking to Eric here, but I felt like jumping in here too.
>I'd say that *other things being equal* one death is better than two, or
>zero better than one. Of course, they rarely are.

But statistically we can expect other circumstances to cancel

> And I'd also argue
>that there are times, other things being unequal, when one death would be
>better than none.

Well, it seems like you are taking the moral low ground from me,
unless you are refering either to voluntary euthanasia.
Actually I have just noticed you said "unequal". When?