not all did history of science is likewise checkered, particularly when in partnership with governments but also when afforded free reign. utilitarianism when applied to people, particularly if there is a belief in eugenics and/or hard racial categories, or “weaker sex” or “babies don’t feel pain up to 9 months” (only officially renounced in 1984 in the USA, used to justify many awful things) i don’t think it weakens a position to acknowledge what’s been good or ok in “the other side” while simultaneously rejecting it for greater reasons.

not all did

history of science is likewise checkered, particularly when in partnership with governments but also when afforded free reign.

utilitarianism when applied to people, particularly if there is a belief in eugenics and/or hard racial categories, or “weaker sex” or “babies don’t feel pain up to 9 months” (only officially renounced in 1984 in the USA, used to justify many awful things)

i don’t think it weakens a position to acknowledge what’s been good or ok in “the other side” while simultaneously rejecting it for greater reasons.

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