Saturday, February 14, 2015

A Case of Conflicting Intuitions . . .

. . . Identified by the consistently brilliant Scott Alexander: If we have a moral obligation to vaccinate our children, because failing to do so risks the health of others, do we also have a moral obligation to technologically enhance our children's cognitive and other capacities, if failing to do so would risk the health of others?
I predict half the people will think I’m arguing against vaccination, half will think I’m arguing for mandatory designer babies, and a rare few wonderful people will understand that raising awareness of cases where our intuitions conflict is its own reward.
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