[extropy-chat] Medical Experimentation on Prisoners, and Slippery Slopes

spike spike66 at comcast.net
Sat Apr 28 01:28:33 UTC 2007

> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Mike Dougherty
> Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] Medical Experimentation on Prisoners,and
> Slippery Slopes
> On 4/26/07, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:
> > I have always wondered why criminals condemned to death cannot
> > volunteer for medical experiments. Perhaps someone can explain
> > clearly why that would, what?, lead menacingly down a slippery
> > slope to applying the death penalty more often than it would be
> > otherwise?   ...
> I heard on the radio about a case where a woman murdered and
> dismembered her husband...

Consider those countries which are ruled by medieval law.  One would suppose
there are legitimate death penalty cases occasionally: a man is seen by 50
adult males raping a woman who had not peeked out from under her veil, for
instance.  Why would not they harvest his organs?  Or transplant the head of
a decent fidel on his soon-to-be-vacant shoulders?  That wouldn't be
encouraging the death penalty, for those radical Presbyterians already use
it there as often as is merited.


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