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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:33 PM

22. I read this, and I'm still a bit in the dark on one thing.

I'm not sure what Ehrlich means by the word "right". Is he talking about a moral, legal or natural right? who or what confers those "rights"? I'm enough of an anarchist to say, "Wait a second, I have to have someone give me the right to exercise a natural function? Isn't that as boneheaded as making it wrong to smoke a plant?"

I'm quite sure that the laws of thermodynamics will take care of any longage of people that has developed. In fact, if my graph is right, they're just about to do that...

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