Re: virus: Real ethics

David McFadzean (
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 11:11:31 -0700

At 11:10 PM 11/11/97 -0800, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>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.

You still haven't explained what fetuses and flak jackets have to
do with whether other people exist. Why not?

>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.

Yes, I was an idiot for trying to clarify what I meant. What was
I thinking?!!

(I guess I was wrong about sarcasm being a good method of influence.
Maybe I was wrong about ridicule and intimidation too.)

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus