Re: virus: Real ethics

David McFadzean (
Fri, 14 Nov 1997 15:12:09 -0700

At 01:39 PM 11/14/97 -0800, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>> You still haven't explained what fetuses and flak jackets have to
>> do with whether other people exist. Why not?
>I thought it seemed obvious in the context it was uttered. Sorry,
>"nothing is obvious." Do people exist? Depends on how you define
>"people". Are fetuses "people"? Is it okay to kill "people"? Are the
>ones who kill fetuses "people"? Is it okay yo kill some "non-people" so
>other "people" can live?

My response was (and still is), it is reasonable to believe that other
people exist whether or not you include fetuses in the category of "people".
Do you disagree?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus