[extropy-chat] On difficult choices (was: Books: Harris; Religion and Reason)
wingcat at pacbell.net
Thu Jan 12 08:21:24 UTC 2006
--- Marc Geddes <m_j_geddes at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> Am I making sense here?
I understood what you were saying, for what it's worth.
The counter-argument, as I understand it (not that I believe it),
is that a slightly broken self-improvement routine, good enough
to self-improve to some extent, might exclude morality. That is,
at some level it would lose out to a moral self-improver if one
was around to compete with it - but perhaps, by the time that
level is reached, no one (broadly including all other sentients,
human or otherwise) is around to care any longer as it starts to
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