X-Message-Number: 21684
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 20:17:38 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: reply to Keith Henson

To Keith Henson:

(Sorry for omitting this reply in my reply to Mike and Bob).
Ultimately we'll find out, once we get anywhere near true
immortality. However I was saying specifically that we have no
automatic instincts of the kind you discuss. Short of fighting
over the ability to continue living, we will not automatically
fight with others over issues of wealth or expansion. Why?
Because human beings, too, react to their situation. It is
immortality itself, rather than any greatly increased wealth,
that would lead people to think a long time before they 
applied violence to some other immortal. They would do this
because they expect to see this person again and again, in 
different circumstances, all through their long life; and 
most important, sometimes needing their help. That is, the help
of a former enemy.

This is what I think will happen. At this time it seems worthless
to engage in argument on this point. We'll find out when the
time comes, and if both of us survive to that time, we'll agree
on this question.

               Best wishes and long long life for all,

                      Thomas Donaldson

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