After talking a bit about insomnia, shaking hands with a local dog owner and dating in the pandemic, we turn to a voicemail asking Bart’s opinion of anti-natalism, the philosophical position that ascribes a negative value to having babies.
In response, Bart takes an approach which doesn’t attempt to engage too much with the rational arguments of anti-natalism, saying that we should have an anti-natalist on the podcast to talk to. Instead, we talk about the values of humanity being ‘baked in’, one of them being reproduction, and the fact that we tend to value contradicting things, leading to optimal ethics and situational ethics.
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