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pnrjulius comments on Can't Unbirth a Child - Less Wrong

24 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 December 2008 05:00PM

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Comment author: pnrjulius 20 April 2012 02:44:57PM 0 points [-]

It does seem intuitively right to say that killing something already existing is worse than not creating it in the first place.

(Though, formalizing this intuition is murder. Literally.)

Comment author: MugaSofer 15 January 2013 10:25:59AM 1 point [-]

formalizing this intuition is murder

... it is?

Comment author: wedrifid 15 January 2013 04:38:02PM 2 points [-]

Though, formalizing this intuition is murder. Literally.

No, murder requires that you kill someone (there are extra moral judgements necessary but the killing is rather unambiguous.)

Comment author: Brilliand 28 August 2015 05:26:02PM 0 points [-]

I read that quote as saying "if you formalize this intuition, you wind up with the definition of murder". While not entirely true, that statement does meet the "kill" requirement.