X-Message-Number: 12360
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 1999 23:30:15 -0700
From: Mike Perry <>
Subject: Values not arbitrary

I agree with Bob Ettinger (#12354) that values are not arbitrary. Our values
are shaped by a selection process that brought us into being. In our
hopefully post-mortal future, many things will change but I think some form
of a selection process will still operate. In fact I expect it will favor
individuals who value the very thing we value, their (our) survival. Much of
the details, no doubt, we'll only learn as we get there. There is a more
extended discussion of this in my book. But basically, the kind of mentality
that isn't oriented toward survival won't survive, or won't survive as such.

Mike Perry

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