Merlin (with spoilers) Grundo, Coercion

minnow at minnow at
Fri May 30 15:14:30 EDT 2003

Philip wrote:

>Perhaps one should rather say:  If your talent is magical, and therefore
>in some
>sense exempt from physical laws, that doesn't mean that it is also exempt from
>moral laws, however you define them.

That sounds altogether reasonable, and heads off the argument I thought I
saw coming... That old one about whether the and justifies the means, or
whether pure motive makes up for bad results.  You know the one...

I was quite looking forward to seeing what this list did with it, too.



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