X-Message-Number: 16899
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 11:04:36 EDT
Subject: Re: Value

Charles Platt said:

<< It explains why, for
 instance, destruction of insects is seen as less heinous than destruction
 of people, >>

I think  it is mostly a cultural effect, in fact, with my definition of 
conciousness as a self simulation of brain function, any social insect must 
be conscious. If you destroy a conscious being, its mass or length not matter 

Yvan Bozzonetti.

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