Re: [sl4] 'Ethical' uploading

From: Matt Mahoney (
Date: Thu Feb 12 2009 - 17:27:02 MST

--- On Wed, 2/11/09, Vladimir Nesov <> wrote:

> Some used to say that world is made of fire, and some said it isn't.
> There was no objective test to resolve who is right.

Yes there is. I can measure the temperature of the ground. Scientific theories can be tested by their ability to make predictions. But ethics is purely a matter of opinion. You can offer evidence that murder, torture, birth control, vegetarianism, etc. has certain consequences, but cannot offer evidence that it is right or wrong. And even if you could, it wouldn't change my mind.

-- Matt Mahoney,

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