[ExI] h+ in smithsonian

natasha at natasha.cc natasha at natasha.cc
Mon Mar 19 15:02:43 UTC 2012


   Quoting spike <spike66 at att.net>:

> On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 11:42 PM, Natasha Vita-More wrote:
>> I think she must have gotten this from some person she interviewed and
>> paraphrased it without quoting who said it.
> ...
>> ..."...Transhumanists say we are morally obligated to help the human race
> transcend its biological limits..."
> Ja, but the author must be called on the carpet, even if gently.  If a news
> person quotes someone or uses quotation marks, they need to get the quote
> exactly as it was uttered or written.  This is basic journalistic ethics.
> It would likely be OK to just call the journal and talk to someone in
> charge, let her handle it.  From the article, this quote appears
> unattributed, but it implies Natasha said it, which I am quite confident she
> did not.  The writer should have left off the quotation marks.
> This particular quote creeps me out because it sounds too much like some JW
> saying "We are morally obligated to help the human race find Jesus."
> spike
> Unrelated question:  Whenever Jesus found himself in a moral or ethical
> dilemma, would he ask himself, "What would I do?"
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