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August 25, 2008

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PeterofPan

Another interesting case is the one concerning the south african athlete, Oscar Pastorius. Do the prosthetics enhance his performance, making him a better athlete? And why we should prevent him for running in the Olympics? In Pastorius case, the prosthetics clearly aren't dangerous for his life, which corresponds to Savulescu's account, I guess.

But it seems, nevertheless, there's something wrong with Pastorius' claims. Maybe Sandel is right, after all.

João Feliz

Let us do like Cato ("victrix causa diis placuit, sed victa catoni") and Mathews ("the last shall be the first") and praise the bastard that came in last - nature and nurture are against him, but he strives and runs anyway.
To run a marathon around 3'/Km, is it sport or something else? (are those guys human?)

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