Re: physical pain is bad (was Re: Dynamic ethics)

From: Michael Roy Ames (
Date: Tue Jan 24 2006 - 14:43:51 MST

Phillip Huggan wrote:
> Micromanaging lower organisms is to serve their ends,
> not ours. The problem is you are assuming a species
> population has some value apart from the individual
> animals that compose it. This is not true. Ecosystems
> have no value save for pleasure and pain that its
> members experience.

Heh. Phillip, pick up any standard textbook on ecosystems or the
environment printed in the last 10 years and you will find that the rest of
humanity disagrees with you.

Michael Roy Ames

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