On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 3:05:10 PM UTC-5, Brent wrote:
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>  On 1/2/2013 11:13 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote: 
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> On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 12:57:34 PM UTC-5, Bruno Marchal wrote: 
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>>  On 02 Jan 2013, at 02:01, Craig Weinberg wrote:
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>> Chemotherapy Good or Evil?
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>>  Better than nothing for most people having some disease.
>> Worst than THC injection, plausibly for the same group of people.
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>>  Here the Evil is only in the fact that minorities hides information 
>> from the majority, and this for the minority's interests.
>> This leads to harmful consequences for the majority.
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>>  Bruno
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> I was thinking more of how chemotherapy is ambiguous as far as it being 
> something which can enhance life by inevitably diminishing it, but sure, 
> the politics of it is an issue also.
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> If I had to get into a definition of good and evil I would go more toward 
> a political direction - senseless inequality of power tends to lead to 
> corruption and crime. Crime and corruption tends to lead to scapegoating or 
> a misuse of sense. The combination of corrupt actions and distortion of 
> truth to cover them up is probably as close to evil as I can think of.
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> Anything that causes great net suffering of people can be considered evil: 
> cancer, small pox, AIDS, tsunamis,...  I see no reason to limit it to 
> social/political causes.
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Do you think that viruses and tsunamis are well served by the label 'Evil'? 



> Brent
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