What Constitutes Humanity?
Wed, 23 May 2001 02:37:43 -0500
Jeff Bone wrote:
> Strata Rose Chalup wrote:
> > Clearly I should have sprinkled little (Fe)'s into the text to aid those
> > who are IRONy deficient.
> > What you said is that "a life *lived* must be counted worth far more than one
> > which *might be lived.*" (punctuation errors faithfully reproduced) This
> > implies that years of life are more valued than years of potential life.
> No it doesn't. READ, dammit. Literally.
More to the point: I'm defining life experientially. You've either lived a life,
or you haven't. I'm not placing any particular value on quantity of life lived;
I'm counting it a binary, you've either lived *some* life or not.
For those who jump to conclusions,