steinberg.will at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 02:45:38 UTC 2021
On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 9:00 PM Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 1:33 PM Will Steinberg <steinberg.will at gmail.com>
>> Just the language used, day of wrath, Latin, etc. Comes off like the
>> kind of shit I see on 4chan.
> ### Never been there but might have to visit, maybe find congenial souls :)
Oh god, I've created a new anon. I think /pol/ might be too toxic for even
> BTW, Mozart's Requiem which features these verses is one of the most
> moving and dramatic pieces of music ever, especially when you follow the
> lyrics. Truly soul-rending even for a soulless computational device like me.
Mozart is based, no disagreements there
Also the death penalty is wrong and the state should not be given the
>> authority to murder unless it is in active self defense
> ### I think that the death penalty does have a mild deterrent effect on
> prospective murderers, and it is a way to permanently remove them from
> circulation, so it does have the potential to produce a net reduction in
> murders. I think that the gross reduction in murders per 100 executed true
> murderers very likely and significantly exceeds 2% (but I don't know by how
> much), so accepting a 2% false positive rate should preserve a net
> beneficial effect on innocent lives saved from murder, and therefore the
> death penalty for murder a reasonable and commendable action, under the
> assumptions stated. Of course, I discount the value of a true murderer's
> life to zero.
I don't really think anyone who commits a capital-level offense is thinking
much about the death penalty. And I doubt it's more of a deterrent than
jail. You really think someone is like "I wanna go kill a bunch of people,
but I don't want to die! Now, life in prison, that's not so bad..."?
> I agree with you that a state should not be able to kill people except in
> war, which in my current minarchist mindset is the state's only reasonable
> use case. I'd rather use a private judge and executioner to exact my
> posthumous revenge on the one that kills me.
Jesus christ lol, ancap much?
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