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Old November 10 2010, 05:24 AM   #190
Rush Limborg
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Re: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game Review thread

Well, regardless--if we are going by the original Oath, it clearly states:

I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor give any such counsel...
Hippocrates, at least, seemed to make little to no distinction between the two concepts.

But even if we're not...I fail to see what the difference is really supposed to be. You're not allowed to take a life--so you advice someone else to do it for you?
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."
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