Re: virus: Real ethics

Tim Rhodes (
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 23:10:16 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 10 Nov 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> >I don't think this law is written, I do think it exists as a law of
> >"American Nature", and extends to law enforcement.
> OK, unwritten laws may have no correlation with fairness. That isn't
> what I was talking about though.

And fetuses have no correlation to "Do other people exist?" either. But
the real world seems to keep missing these subtle distinctions that you
and I are able to perceive.

Some, who cannot perceive the distinction as clearly as we, might even go
so far as to include the effects of written laws on unwritten codes, in an
attempt to create a better and more accurate model for what "law" is.

Poor misguided fools. If only they were more rational.

-Prof. Tim