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Comment author: TobyBartels 29 March 2012 11:34:44PM 0 points [-]

No sane human would actually oppose an alien race offering to save from death all starving human children.

Perhaps not. And of course, in this story there are no starving human children. But by the end of the story, we confirm that there are still suffering human children. Would any sane human oppose an alien race offering to save all human children from suffering? How about one whose job is ensuring sanity in a story written by the eminently sane Eliezer Yudkowky?

Which makes me suspect that some sane human somewhere would also oppose an alien race offering to save human children from death. It's not that far different.