On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 3:05:10 PM UTC-5, Brent wrote: > > On 1/2/2013 11:13 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote: > > > > On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 12:57:34 PM UTC-5, Bruno Marchal wrote: >> >> >> On 02 Jan 2013, at 02:01, Craig Weinberg wrote: >> >> Chemotherapy Good or Evil? >> >> >> Better than nothing for most people having some disease. >> Worst than THC injection, plausibly for the same group of people. >> >> 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. >> >> Bruno >> > > 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. > > 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. > > > 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. > Do you think that viruses and tsunamis are well served by the label 'Evil'?
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