"S.J. Van Sickle" wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Jan 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > The point I agreed with had nothing to do with who goes to prison; the
> > point is simply that zoo cages are not psychologically conducive to
> > improvement of character.
> Yes, I agree. Which is why prison should not be expected to improve
> character...merely segregate the extremely dangerous. Notice that Malcom
> did not argue that there should be no prisons.
However, Malcom X, nor Eli, have ever had military experience, to the
best of my knowledge. When recycling a damaged/warped ego, you must
first break it down before you can build it back up. Rehabilitation
means making a person fit to live again. You don't make a cracked bottle
whole again by just gluing it up, it is likely to crack again, even
easier. You've gotta crush it into silica dust, melt it down, and craft
a new bottle out of the old material. Rehabilitating people requires
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