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Old 07 July 2013   #106
Originally Posted by kelgy: Even if something like compassion could be isolated and injected into or bred into humans to make them more sympathetic, ignoring all the likelihood of mutation or unexpected side effects--at the same time one group of scientists might be motivated to increase compassion for others (also ignoring that the type of research and experimentation required to pursue that goal would no doubt challenge traditional concepts of compassionate conduct at some point along the way), another group would be motivated for the opposite goal (eliminating empathy), either for military or their own wacky notions.

Currently being a sociopath isnt even considered a treatable condition from what I have read.
On the other hand, if you are deemed too sensitive -you are considered ill and there are lots of drugs available for it.
It sounds like the segregated alien scenario in South Africa (with no outside interference) from District 9 to me--to buy into it you have to ignore a lot of things about human nature and history we observe. The story doesnt sound very well thought--thus its easy to see it as a class struggle storyline because so far there isnt much character complexity being mentioned other than what ties into the class issue.


To be fair, it's very hard to talk about Character Complexity without divulging spoilers... which have already occurred somewhat in that interview.
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Old 07 July 2013   #107
Originally Posted by thethule: They live their (rightly or wrongly) because they fear retaliation from people who have less. Its not that unusual, neither ( in my opinion) is it that wrong . There are crooks on both sides of the fence. There are also good people on both side of the fence, so why should someone who has worked hard and made a lot of money not have access to nicer things than someone who has not?

This whole thing about hating rich people and lumping them all together in the same pot as the crooks/bankers etc... needs to stop. Its not right


It's a big stretch to say people who want a more balanced society somehow don't believe that those who strive for more shouldn't be rewarded.
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Old 07 July 2013   #108
Originally Posted by kelgy: Even if something like compassion could be isolated and injected into or bred into humans to make them more sympathetic, ignoring all the likelihood of mutation or unexpected side effects--at the same time one group of scientists might be motivated to increase compassion for others (also ignoring that the type of research and experimentation required to pursue that goal would no doubt challenge traditional concepts of compassionate conduct at some point along the way), another group would be motivated for the opposite goal (eliminating empathy), either for military or their own wacky notions.

Currently being a sociopath isnt even considered a treatable condition from what I have read.


While there's such a thing as male and female bad guys, they already have the technology to make their own army of stone cold killers.
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Old 07 July 2013   #109
Originally Posted by SciFibrow: While there's such a thing as male and female bad guys, they already have the technology to make their own army of stone cold killers.


Yes
but its a goal they strive to replicate or improve on.
 
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