Ethics was: The FSF Allows No Derivatives]]
On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 07:26:21AM -0400, Yoni Rabkin wrote:
> Drawing an equivalent of any sort between machines, which are lifeless
> manufactured objects, and human beings, and attempting to say that those
> objects are as unique as humans is ethically wrong.
It's ethically fine for any Animist, Pantheist and Panpsychist.
I don't know what view you ascribe to, that would see otherwise.
> This is called
> dehumanizing, and is the source of much trouble. Please don't do that. I
> truly hope (no cynicism in my words here) that nobody will ever treat
> you or anyone you love the same way as a lifeless object, or even try to
> claim that you are like one in order to justify less than humane
> behavior. Each person is a world onto themselves; this is why life is
That sounds like you treat animals, things and thoughts with
less respect and tenderness than you do humans. :-O