[ExI] Survival of the nicest: have we got evolution the wrong way round?

Dave S snapbag at proton.me
Sat Apr 13 19:05:15 UTC 2024

On Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 at 3:34 PM, Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> If there are cases where people will predictably violate their principles, and it is reasonably expected for people proposing principles to predict and cover these situations, the principles aren't really that solid if they don't cover these situations.

People violate their own principles all the time under extreme circumstances. I think stealing is wrong, but I'd steal in a heartbeat to save myself or a loved one. I don't think the harm caused by petty theft is sufficient to justify adhering to the principle in that case.
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