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Does antinatalism carry the seeds of its own destruction?

Antinatalists claim that it is immoral to procreate. For instance: David Benatar argues there is an asymmetry between pleasure and pain, which means it would be better for humans not to have ...
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Why does 'not bad' more informatively evaluate than 'not good'?

Source: Benatar, David. Better Never to Have Been (2008 1 edn). pp. 39-40. I don't understand 2 beneath. Based on 1, can't I argue symmetrically, and oppositely, that: "when the absence of pleasure ...
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Where does Benatar defend in 'Better Never to Have Been' that (though logically possible) absence of pleasure can't be bad?

Source: Benatar, David. Better Never to Have Been (2008 1 edn). pp. 30 Bottom - 31 Top. [...] it strikes me as true that (3) the absence of pain is good, even if that good is not enjoyed ...