Re: [sl4] 'Ethical' uploading

From: Petter Wingren-Rasmussen (
Date: Sun Feb 15 2009 - 07:03:55 MST

On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM, BillK <> wrote:

> > Where did you get the idea I made such a claim?
> Because you claimed that we have no choice in our ethics. You said
> that we believe our ethics because all the other ethics died out.
> Which I say obviously disagrees with the current world situation.
> 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.

I think its easy to find examples that support Matt here: Without any
knowledge about modern genetics its hard to argue against mating with your
sister. It has still been taboo in almost every culture for millenias.

I would love to see examples that support your claim.

Abolishing slavery might just be more efficient since people that have a
choice are more motivated to be creative and work harder, which becomes more
important the more advanced a civilization and its technology is.
It doesnt necessarily have much to do with ethics or choice. It might just
be efficiency on a national level.

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