Posted: Nov 14, 2014 10:48 am
by Sendraks
TMB wrote:. I would say the value of life diminishes with age, so death of the young and vital is a greater loss than the death of an aged, sick person.

You would say that (because it is central to your argument and therefore biased).
An old person, perhaps one who has contributed significantly to society in terms of taxation, their employment and other activities, would feel differently. This is one of the reasons that we have laws to protect the elderly from discrimination, because they are entitled to be treated as (and valued as much) as a human being as anyone else.

TMB wrote:. I will get back and clean up the rest of the irrational scepticism later.

There has been no irrational scepticism from the other posters on this topic. Just because you disagree with what people have said, doesn't make their comments irrational. So can it with the ad-homs.