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42 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 30 January 2009 12:07PM

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Comment author: kilobug 16 November 2011 04:47:22PM 3 points [-]

I don't think you got the main point of babyeaters : they don't eat their babies (or let them die) because they don't know how to do otherwise (by lacking the technological skill, or because of suboptimal economy), because they consider it to be the most ethical thing to do.

No sane human will tell you that killing children or letting starve is an ethical thing to do. Some will tell you it's an horrible thing that must be prevented and give to charity to avoid it, some will tell you it's sad but we can't do much. Some may even tell you it's sad but required due to our current technological level. But none will tell you it's a good thing, and that we shouldn't prevent it if we had a sure way to do it. No sane human would actually oppose an alien race offering to save from death all starving human children.

Comment author: xxd 29 November 2011 06:55:45PM 0 points [-]

Did you go through and downvote everything I posted? I find it interesting that I had positive karma until I responded to your post wtih a disagreement. Poor form if you did.

Comment author: kilobug 30 November 2011 09:44:29AM 1 point [-]

No, I didn't. I would never do such a thing. And if you look at your comments, you made 8 comments, and your karma is -10, so it just couldn't be possible for me to make you reach -10 if you were in positive. Do your maths before accusing people ;)

Comment author: wedrifid 30 November 2011 09:59:25AM 3 points [-]

And if you look at your comments, you made 8 comments, and your karma is -10, so it just couldn't be possible for me to make you reach -10 if you were in positive. Do your maths before accusing people ;)

This would not refute xxd's claim in the way you seem to be declaring.