[ExI] h+ in smithsonian
eugen at leitl.org
Mon Mar 19 16:29:59 UTC 2012
On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 11:02:43AM -0400, natasha at natasha.cc wrote:
> I DID NOT SAY SUCH A STUPID THING.
This is the year 2012, and almost nobody can quote anymore <shoots himself>
> 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."
>> Unrelated question: Whenever Jesus found himself in a moral or ethical
>> dilemma, would he ask himself, "What would I do?"
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