From: Tommy McCabe (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jan 04 2004 - 18:22:13 MST
--- "Perry E. Metzger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> "Metaqualia" <email@example.com> writes:
> >> If morality is subjective, then the morality
> >> says the Holocaust was the greatest thing in the
> >> is every bit as good as the morality which
> >> it.
> > Which shows that a subjective morality is as
> useful as a hole in a cup.
> >> Sadly, no objective morality exists, so it isn't
> possible to
> >> program the "Friendly" AI to be perfect in its
> > I found an objective morality. I have proposed it
> many times.
> > If it didn't feel like anything to be inside a gas
> chamber, it wouldn't be
> > immoral to gas people.
> So is it immoral to slaughter cows for food? They
> obviously "feel like
> something" when they're slaughtered.
This depends on whether cows experience what we call
qualia, whatever that is, and I personally have no
idea. Maybe experts on animal sentience do (if there
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