May 4, 2006
For what it's worth, I really like the Moussaoui verdict. I think declining to kill for the sake of punishment and vengance can be an appropriate difference between Us and Them. Moussaoui would have claimed victory either way.
Ambiguous Quote of the Moment
"The ancient Egyptians crossbred horses, cattle, wheat, and grapes, to produce animals and food of higher quality."
--Alan Lightman, "The Discoveries"...man, if you read that incorrectly, it produces a very vivid image...I don't quite know what it is, but I don't think I'd want to drink wine made from it!
Philosophy of the Moment
Hypothetical Moral Dilemmas. I like the relationship between 2 and 3, how it points out the distinction we make about intent and inevitability, even if the end result is the same.