From: Samantha Atkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jul 02 2004 - 10:06:51 MDT
On Jul 1, 2004, at 2:01 AM, Metaqualia wrote:
>>>> You mean something like putting everyone on heroin? Happiness is a
>>> and what is wrong with that if it had no side effects? Better to be
>>> and in anguish, that is natural?
>> This is all the proof I require that your qualia based system is
> Because you are thinking of drugs as having side effects, such as not
> able to function as a person, destroying brain cells, and so forth. I
> "if it had no side effects", as in a perfect mood enhancer, something
> could transform a miserable person into a very happy person without
> to jump off buildings or hallucinating, which is very probably possible
> (since there are happy people around who don't hallucinate or jump off
No, it is rather because your "morality" at its root is limited to what
"feels good". I find that inherently meaningless.
> You are and have been in the past too dismissive and have a know-it-all
> attitude that is not (nice nor) justified given that you are
> presenting no
> data to back up your assessment.
There is no point in extending this argument with rationalized data
when your fundamental assumption appears immediately empty.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Sat May 25 2013 - 04:00:49 MDT