01 April 2007

Insect Souls

Douglas Hofstadter:
If a mosquito has a soul, it is mostly evil. So I don’t have too many qualms about putting a mosquito out of its misery. I’m a little more respectful of ants.

1 comment:

  1. An old Raymond Smullyan story:

    Friend 1: "Ray, are you sufficiently Buddhist not to step on a bug?"

    Smullyan: "No."

    Friend 2: "But the bug is!"