posted on Oct, 11 2006 @ 09:11 AM
Want crime to stop?
Consider, as was mentioned, the socio-cultural, and also the socio-economic reasons... of which there are many, and are far too entangled with each
other to try and nit-pick... (nor do I have any sort of reasonable understanding of the topics...)
Consider that our educational system does not teach logic or critical thinking... that was are told by some authority figure that murder, or whatever,
is wrong, instead of working through the reasons why it's wrong. (Besides that, there are many individual situations where murder is, or
rather can be, justified. Few, but they do occur.)
Consider that without that moral compass, without the vaguest idea of short-term and long-term happiness (indeed, an entire society run on 'immediate
gratification'!), without a society that has shame instead of punishment... it's really no wonder that people are lookin' in all the wrong places,
and doin' all the wrong things. If they don't know any better, or any different, how can we expect them to suddenly understand?
I'd rather they learn self-discipline, they and every other human being. Otherwise, how can we honestly call them 'upright' citizens, if they have
not truly corrected their own problems?
Aside from all that, I'm curious as to the long-term effects that such an operation would have on a person. This is, of course, assuming that each
emotion, instinct, what-have-you has one specific place that it always takes place in -- which, as far as I know, is not the case. Thus,
it leads me to wonder what else would be effected...