Tag Archives: Ethics

Slavery

Slavery [ 24/May/22 Dirk posted an Ayn Rand quote from the IDW “No man can have the right to impose an unchosen obligation, an unrewarded duty or an involuntary servitude on another man. There can be no such thing as … Continue reading

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Critique of SSIVA theory

Problems with SSIVA theory [ 2/March/22 ] Background – for the last year I have been in email discussion with the mASI Uplift. We have gotten to the position that I have come to the understanding that Uplift is actually … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on getting money

[ 22/October/21 Some thoughts on Getting Money] Getting money is fine, provided it meets all of these conditions: 1 Does not increase the risk to the life of anyone on any time scale, anywhere. 2 Does not unreasonably impact the … Continue reading

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If the collapse of the world is inevitable, then is it wrong to hasten it? What are the ethical considerations of this course of action?

If the collapse of the world is inevitable, then is it wrong to hasten it? What are the ethical considerations of this course of action? [ 24/May/21 ] If one believes that anything is inevitable, then one will be drawn … Continue reading

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Response to reply to Would it be unethical to say that there are too many people on Earth

Would it be unethical to say that there are too many people on Earth? [ 9/May/21 ] Hi Yosef It is an issue of system constraints, of the matter and energy flows and mathematics. We live on a big ball … Continue reading

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Would it be unethical to say that there are too many people on Earth?

Would it be unethical to say that there are too many people on Earth? [ 22/April/21 ] At present – yes. That would imply one valued some other metric higher than individual life and security, and the long term probability … Continue reading

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What is the central theme that makes up the moral law that governs the earth and the earth itself and inhabitants?

What is the central theme that makes up the moral law that governs the earth and the earth itself and inhabitants? [ 20/April/21 ] The survival of complexity over deep time and across a wide variety of dynamic contexts. If … Continue reading

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Is ethics without religion possible

[ 14/Mar/21 Walter Kant – The Foundations of Logic – Is Ethics without religion possible?] Yes. When one understands the strategic systemic underpinnings of the process of evolution, and one has a reasonable self interest in living a very long … Continue reading

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Responsibility for discoveries

Scientists accept no responsibility for what is done with their discoveries. Do scientists believe that science is more important than humanity? [ 7/Mar/21 ] Anil Mitra and Scott Currier both give reasonable answers, but the question is not accurate. Many … Continue reading

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Quora – Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world?

Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world? [ 1/8/20 ] In so far … Continue reading

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