I think the key message a lot of people will take away from this post is “Your entire philosophy and way of life is wrong—it doesn’t matter if everyone dies.”
What is the key message you actually want people to take away from this post?
If they read superficially, yes. Would you prefer he explicitly say in the abstract “I think it’s bad if everyone dies”?
ælijah: If you’re going to accuse other users of having read something superficially, please explain your views in more detail. What do you think the paper’s key message is, and what sections/excerpts make you believe this?
I’ll note that Khorton didn’t suggest that “it doesn’t matter if everyone dies” was what the post’s author actually meant to convey—instead, she expressed concern that it could be read in that way, and asked the author to clarify.
Also, speaking as a Forum moderator: the tone of your comment wasn’t really in keeping with the Forum’s rules. We discourage even mildly abrasive language if it doesn’t contain enough detail for people to be able to respond to your points.
I apologize. I meant my comment to say that the paper wouldn’t be misunderstood in that way by its readership as a whole if it were read carefully.
On further thought, I think it could be reasonably argued that the abstract actually should explicitly say “I think it’s bad if everyone dies”.
Thanks for clarifying. This topic has generally been contentious, so I want to be careful to keep the discussion based on substantive discussion of Torres’ ideas or specific wording.