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Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 08:57:43 -0500
Subject: Re: (urth) TBOTSS and colonialism
From: Adam Stephanides 

on 5/28/02 2:00 PM, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes at ddanehy@siebel.com wrote:

> Antelopes almost certainly have a radically different opinion of
> lions than you do. For an antelope (at least one with inclinations
> toward ethical philosophizing), to be killed by a lion is a great
> evil indeed, and lions are evildoers.

For a human to be killed by smallpox is a great evil.  But we don't regard
smallpox viruses as evildoers, because they are incapable of moral thought.
Philosphical antelopes would presumably reach the same conclusion about
lions (assuming they remained lions).



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