[ExI] yet another ethical dilemma

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 07:58:39 UTC 2013

On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 1:14 AM, spike  wrote:
> If so, is it not upsetting to learn that one of our own was an evil bastard?

"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there".

We cannot apply modern standards of behaviour to the past. Even the
1960s-70s was very different from today. Far less centuries ago.

We are here now because our ancestors did what was necessary to
survive, even in the most brutal savage circumstances. The choice you
face is non-existence because your ancestors didn't manage to survive.


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