Risk averse imortalists? (was Re: [extropy-chat] re: embedded inopen hearts (Meta/EP))

Brett Paatsch bpaatsch at bigpond.net.au
Mon Apr 18 09:44:27 UTC 2005

The Avantguardian wrote:

>     People wake up! This is simple. I will spell it
> out. It all boils down to love and fear. If you are an
> immortalist motivated by fear of death, than you are
> an immortalist for all the wrong reasons.

How in practice is there a difference between the behaviour of an
'immortalist' that lives for an overwhelming love of life and one that 
lives for a fear of death?

Provided that both have children I'm not sure that evolution could
tell the difference. But at this stage its probably too early to tell.

Do you think the former is more likely to choose to die or to be 
killed rather than give up on, or defect over, something that makes
life worth living? If so, like what for instance?

Brett Paatsch

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