On 7/21/2012 2:57 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
Le 19-juil.-12, à 06:47, meekerdb a écrit :
This may be of interest to those recently discussing free-riders.
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BY MICHAEL SHERMER
It is the oldest and most universally recognized moral principle that was
over two millennia ago by the Jewish sage Hillel the Elder: “Whatsoever
that men should not do to thee, do not do that to them. This is the whole
rest is only explanation.”
With comp this does not work. We are too much different, and we can never judge for
another. The principle becomes: "Don't do to others what others does not want to be done
on them, unless you need to defend your life". Put in another way: respect the meaning
of the word "no" when said by others.
But often the "others" are unknown persons, and even if known it may be impractical to
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