Aphorism 45

A non-human animate kills another non-human animate and one eats the other.  A man kills another man and he is innocent until proven guilty.  A man kills a man in war and he is a hero, both the one that died and the one that killed.  A tornado kills man and it is called a tragedy.  A non-human animate kills a man and that non-human animate is hunted and killed on the spot.  Note the inconsistencies.

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5 thoughts on “Aphorism 45

  1. “…A non-human animate kills another non-human animate and one eats the other…”
    Then the one who killed the other is guilty of killing the other.

    “..A man kills another man and he is innocent until proven guilty…”
    Surely he is guilty? He’s only innocent until proven guilty if he is merely being ACCUSED of killing another. You said he has killed another man (an objective fact), so he must be guilty.

    “..A man kills a man in war and he is a hero, both the one that died and the one that killed…”
    He is only a hero to those who support the war. To everyone else he is a murderer (or a would be murderer who was killed before he had a chance to murder)

    “..A tornado kills man and it is called a tragedy..”
    A tornado has no agency.

    “..A non-human animate kills a man and that non-human animate is hunted and killed on the spot…”
    Humans don’t like being eaten.

    • Murder and guilt are human outward creations…they dont exist in the far greater context. The phrase innocent until proven guilty is another key human outward concept…even if we know one man killed another the killer still has rights and access to a lawyer and trial. From a nonhuman outward perspective, one might as what is murder…why does it exist…what causes it…and what is guilt…why does it exist…and what causes it? None of these terms exist outside of the microscopic existence of us.

      • “..even if we know one man killed another the killer still has rights and access to a lawyer and trial..”

        True but that has nothing to do with his guilt or innocence. If a man has murdered another man then he is, by definition, guilty of murder with or without a trial.

        “…. From a nonhuman outward perspective, one might as what is murder…”

        Murder just means to take someone’s life (1) deliberately, (2) against their will and (3) not in self defence.

        Murder happens everywhere and not just in the human realm.

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