Re: violence...

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Mon, 20 Sep 1999 23:43:33 -0700 (PDT)


> Im sorry too, but it *is* a component of the
> firmware
> in our brains. Or some of us, including me.


>I apologize for it in
> advance,
> but that bioware is in there. I dont know why,
> where it
> came from or how to get rid of it. Suggestions?
> spike

I agree that we have to aknowledge its existence. Any intelligent action needs self-knowledge. If we are aware of such a factor within us we are better off, we can take it into account and not so easily be slaves to "hard-wiring" (or cultural programming).

I think it's partly our evolutionary heritage, which then gets mis-used. I think it's ridiculous to accept evolution and not accept that our brains will bear its stamp, even though culture and individuals might modify it.

I think we would have to be very careful about any neurological intervention when dealing with such a complex thing as the mind/brain.

*Maybe* harmless catharsis might be better?

Think of WWF wrestling- Not real violence, just terrible over-acting :).


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