Re: [sl4] 'Ethical' uploading

From: Matt Mahoney (
Date: Fri Feb 13 2009 - 20:10:24 MST

--- On Fri, 2/13/09, BillK <> wrote:

> You claimed that the 'best' ethics encouraged survival to such an
> extent that our ethics today are because only the 'best' survived.
> I replied 'Well then, why do we have so many different ethical systems
> around the world?'

For the same reason we have millions of species and not just one best species. Ethics is still evolving.

> Humans can choose their ethical systems. And a lot of that is
> tradition passed down through culture and history. Not because
> alternative ethics died out.

Your ethical beliefs were chosen by your ancestors. You don't have a choice.

-- Matt Mahoney,

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