Comment by anon-1 on Zombies! Zombies? · 2008-04-04T15:47:32.000Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

A sidepoint, this, but I believe your etymology for "n'shama" is wrong. It is related to the word for "breath", not "hear". The root for "hear" contains an ayin, which n'shama does not.

Comment by anon-1 on Circular Altruism · 2008-01-24T22:07:00.000Z · score: -2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Any question of ethics is entirely answered by arbitrarily chosen ethical system, therefore there are no "right" or "better" answers.