[extropy-chat] In defense of moral relativism

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue May 3 22:17:48 UTC 2005

On Fri, Apr 29, 2005 at 02:56:43PM -0400, Brian Lee wrote:

> This is inaccurate. Conviction of knowledge of Truth does not *always* lead 
> to mass murder. Making overly broad, indefensible statements like this 

The point is that many who claimed to be in possession of The One Truth
killed megapeople. So excuse me if I dismiss similiar claims, especially
without proof. 

> weakens the rest of your argument.

Not really.
> Additionally, in relation to mathematics and some sciences, objective Truth 
> exists.

Mathematics doesn't refer to reality. It's just a free floating production system.

Please show me the algorithm by which some (which?) sciences can be used as a
stringent source of behaviour constraints extracted from measurements. (Erroneous
measurements and faulty reality models included, of course).

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