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by manipulating the devices that read your mind, and then create a robotic bug which goes into your brain, and then disconnects the good part of your brain x)

Ack! Not the brain! :lol:

Hmm, I find this cool and horrifying at the same time. Its kinda cool that it brings the idea of the "mental photograph" into reality, but it kinda means that a brain is just as hackable as a computer :|

but perhaps not quite as editable. Hopefully.

stuff I said. Same stuff as above.

Or they could shoot you for having opinions they don't like...

so very true.

 

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Even better, some people invented a machine that can help blind people see. It consists of a camera, a cable, and a little plate placed on the tongue that sends electronic signals to the brain. They use the tongue because it has so many nerves in it. It's only in black and white at the moment though.

Problem with that, most people that get it commit suicide. The reason: they've been blind for so long that its just too much for them to take in, thus, they kill themselves. :o

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by manipulating the devices that read your mind, and then create a robotic bug which goes into your brain, and then disconnects the good part of your brain x)

The "good part" of my brain is the part keeping me alive...

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Morals are constructed by society.

I sincerely doubt it.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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are they? or are they survival instincts written down? Would things taboo around the world be considered a part of moral code, or merely outlawed by society? what is the difference between something we call amoral and something we call taboo? Is there one? Taboo seems mostly dictated by survival, therefore, if taboo things and amoral things are the same, then morals are dictated by survival as well, not society. :?:

 

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Taboo is largely decided by society; Morality is largely not.

Dogs have a sense of injustice, for one thing: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/ ... -behaviour

So, if dogs (who have no society) have mores, humans do, too.

Besides, humans don't need to be taught about injustice. They know about immorality from birth.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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but some things that are taboo are considered taboo globally, too far for one culture to have enough influence to enforce its ideals on other societies, so taboo must be to some extent instinctual, as there are similar taboos from wildly different cultures.

Dogs also have a social structure, alpha, beta, all the way down to omega pack member. But I do agree with you that morals are not dictated by society.

turning in for the night.

 

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Oy vey! A winner is you, CMD!

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Oy Gevalt. What was the prize then?

Oh, and about morals: I say that the most basic of morality, such as not killing, and the ideas of altruism which allow humanity to function as a society are hard-wired into the brain, but the more difficult concepts, such as problems concerning property and feelings of others have to be taught: look at babies - they can interact from a very early age, but not are not socially apt until older and more experienced in social interactions with people other than parents.

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How'd you find that? (It was supposed to be secret...)

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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But I do want to know how you found this, Mike.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Oh, FYI: The current [hide] tag is probably going to supplant the current [spoilers] tag. Things might get hairy for a little bit.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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