Damien Broderick writes:
> Well, yes indeedy. People for whom nature and nature `have turned the
> volume controls on many emotional "hooks" to zero' are known as sociopaths,
One channel tuned to zero would be already enough to qualify for a
sociopath: inability for empathy.
> I think, and I scurry away from them quicksmart. Of course doing such
> resets deliberately and cautiously might yield another, less heinous
> outcome, but even the wish to do so I also find somewhat troubling.
It would be wonderful to have more control over one's emotional
life. (However, I would tend to crank the volume up, not down. Imagine
the ability of revving up the emotional controls, replicating the
effects of MDMA without nuking your substantia nigra).
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