What I was describing in The Book of the Damned is natural selection, seen at all levels of life, nothing whatever to do with “social Darwinism.”

Whenever you speak of our “letting” people live or die, however, you are of course casting us in the role of the gods (and, yes, THIS is social Darwinism).

In order to circumvent the prevailing godlike medical policy (under which doctors are not allowed to “let” us die), we now have create a special document, a living will, in order to be allowed to die.

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updated: 13 Aug 2003