Re: In defense of Friendliness

From: Michael Roy Ames (
Date: Sat Oct 19 2002 - 11:30:39 MDT

Thomas wrote:

> When a PD human exercise a volition, she renders
> out an outcome of some randomly (via evolution)
> placed conditions.
> What is the probability, that it will result
> with the highest result?

How is this relavent?

> That some shadow on her mind, wouldn't directed
> the result several levels bellow optimal?

Again, relavency? Friendlines is not about gaining a 'highest' or 'optimal'
result for an individual. Friendlines is about gaining a 'highest' or 'optimal'
freedom & opportunities for everyone. That, of course, includes individuals and
individualists - those that want to make up thier own minds what direction they
are going to go, and how far they wish to travel. One direction is toward
oblivion. If you wish to arrange that this direction is 'off-limits' then you
would have to be an awefully strong argument as to why this direction, when
taken by an individual, would violate the volition of others. If a human being
is to have control over anything at all, then their foundation level of control
will be over their own existance. If you turn the argument on its head for a
moment, and consider the question: will a human being have the freedom to
*live*, you will see that the freedom to *die* must also be given... else there
is no choice at all.

> How could FAI make an autistic person happy?
> His only volition is - live me alone!

This shows a profound misunderstanding of autism.

> Friendliness above certain level only?

What are your asking?

Michael Roy Ames
Ottawa, Canada

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