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40 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 01 November 2007 03:57AM

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Comment author: Caledonian2 02 November 2007 12:37:36AM -1 points [-]

Those are laments on what you feel the negative consequences of involuntary death are. Nowhere do I see a systematic examination of what death is and what it does - and doesn't do.

People live in a world where life is fragile and difficult to sustain, and so they cling to life and abhor death. In a world where life was so resilient that it was virtually indestructible, it's death that would be valued.