Links for 22-07-2006

Bugs in space, a telepresence android, the Extremely Large Telescope…

2 thoughts on “Links for 22-07-2006”

  1. Thanks for the link, but that ‘the slaughter of innocence is never justified’ is not what I said and not what I meant. It was not an argument for pacifism at all, though a pacifist conclusion could be drawn from it. My argument is that in war there is no place for morality, and that the attempt to apply morality to war is pernicious. The sole judgement to applied in war is efficacy. In fact it is the only judgement really applied because ‘just war theory’ can in fact justify anything as ‘self-defence’, as we are seeing now every day. All the moral cant is mystification.

  2. Thanks for the clarification, and my apologies for the misinterpretation – there we have a demonstration of the truism that people will read something and always find the subtext they want to find hidden within it, regardless of whether it’s actually there or not!

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