Re: [sl4] 'Ethical' uploading

From: Miguel Azevedo (
Date: Sun Feb 15 2009 - 07:18:19 MST

2009/2/15 Petter Wingren-Rasmussen <>:
> Abolishing slavery might just be more efficient since people that have a
> choice are more motivated to be creative and work harder, which becomes more
> important the more advanced a civilization and its technology is.
> It doesnt necessarily have much to do with ethics or choice. It might just
> be efficiency on a national level.

So it wasn't due to natural selection (or genetics), but socioeconomic
reasons. It still counts as evidence against Matt's views, since it's
not a direct product of natural selection (with the usual disclaimer
that the appropriate cognitive framework *is* a product of natural
selection), nor a case where slave-supporting societies were wiped out
(in fact, there's still some contemporary slavery).

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