From: Samantha Atkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 10 2005 - 12:12:32 MDT
How relevant are the inane foibles and failings of a person who has
only been around mere decades to their potential development if they
had unlimited lifespan? Condemning a person as unworthy for their
current fumbles seems a bit heay handed and arbitrary to me. We know
very littile about ourselves and our development potential across time
and improving knowledge and technology.
On the other hand I admit it is sometimes difficult to get excited
about offering immortality to various types of humans I see around me.
But then I do a bit of introspection ond remembering of my own
foibles. We are all somewhat deranged chimps on this bus. Whether
we become more is not a matter of weeding out all those not to our
On 6/6/05, Joel Pitt <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Not to start a large argument, but how does one manage to continue to
> want everyone to become immortal when they are complete assholes?
> Obviously speaking from personal experience, but I found that certain
> people have done things that don't respect a person's right such as who
> to be physically close to.
> I am at a cross roads as to whether to forgive and forget.. working
> towards singularity goals, or to become a vigilanty and bring people to
> immediate justice and removal of life.
> I'm trying to remain sane, but why should these people who don't respect
> other's rights remain in existence?
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