[extropy-chat] Axiomatic Morality

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Tue May 10 15:41:33 UTC 2005

--- Dirk Bruere <dirk at neopax.com> wrote:
> Three axiom possible bases:
> (a) Propagation of self into the future
> (b) Propagation of genes
> (c) Propagation of memes

You are forgetting the tree huggers axiom: 

d) propagation of nature/the universe into the future. 

Survival of individuals, humanity, or human ideas is not necessary and
to many thought to be inimical to (d) by such persons.

> Depending upon how cynical one is perhaps (a) can be derived from
> either of the other two
> Transhumanists clearly favour (a)
> Religious people (c)
> Most everyone else is primarily (b) and its consequences

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 
Blog: http://intlib.blogspot.com

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