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29 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 December 2008 01:47AM

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Comment author: primemountain 21 October 2012 08:30:52PM 0 points [-]

quoted text by Eliezer: If you would balk at killing a million people with a nuclear weapon, you should balk at this.

I must be missing something because this sentence,for me,makes no sense. Why? Why is killing a X of sentient simulations of humans, just as bad as killing X of actual humans. What am i missing? I believe i have counter arguments for this, but would first like to make sure why you are arguing it is so. So i would know we are talking about the same thing and not past one another.