Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday Dinner Party Conversation Stopper

...not even the fountains of youth, which biotechnology may have to offer one day to circumvent the penalties of it, can justify the goal of extorting from nature more than its original allowance to our species for the length of our days. On this point, then, the private good does concur with the public good. Herewith I rest my case for mortality as a blessing.

- Hans Jonas, Mortality and Morality

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