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Ockham's East

  • Aug 26, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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  • David

    There are at least two examples that require direct valuation of human value. 1) organ transplantation priority selection, wherein a persons contribution to society is part of what some hospital ethics boards consider in their life and death decision making process, and 2) criminal prosecutions, where the remaining life expectancy of the murder victim is taken into account as they assess how dangerous a criminal is to society.

    Ok folks, chew on that for a while.

    August 26, 2013

  • Rick S.

    Sorry for such a late addition but this short story by Ursula K. Leguin, "Those Who Walk Away From Omelas" won a Hugo in the 70's for best short story and I think it relates to the theme tonight:

    August 26, 2013

  • Bill R.

    Look Molly, I RSVPed. Aren't you proud.

    August 26, 2013

    • Molly

      I am sooo proud:)

      August 26, 2013

  • Ham Smythe, I.

    Something to think about: if you had to choose between the life of your faithful dog and a human stranger, what would your choice be? What if your dog was in the wrong? What if the human was known to you, but not close? Were any of your decisions based one is "special" stays as a fellow human?

    Americans spend more on their pets each year than we give to homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Why? [And I am in that number!]

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Tennessee I.

    People are not always equal but they should be treated as such because who is to be the judge?

    August 21, 2013

    • Bill R.

      I'll do it for a reasonable price.

      August 26, 2013

  • paula s.

    "all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others"

    2 · August 23, 2013

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