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Did Capital Punishment Create Morality?

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  1. demifiend Link
    No, because of Betteridge's law of headlines. However, it seems that if you keep killing off tyrannical people before they can breed, the survivors eventually figure out that trying to lord it...

    No, because of Betteridge's law of headlines.

    However, it seems that if you keep killing off tyrannical people before they can breed, the survivors eventually figure out that trying to lord it over everybody else in their tribe isn't a viable strategy. Government depends on the consent of the people, and the killing of "alpha males" could be taken to represent the people's refusal to consent -- with extreme prejudice.

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