Re: An essay I just wrote on the Singularity.

From: Perry E. Metzger (
Date: Sun Jan 04 2004 - 21:18:51 MST

Tommy McCabe <> writes:
> --- "Perry E. Metzger" <> wrote:
>> > 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
> are any).

Or perhaps this entire search for the mythical quale and the search
for the mythical absolute moral system are the same search.


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