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Soldiers haunted by scenes of war and victims scarred by violence may wish they could wipe the memories from their minds. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University say that may someday be possible.
A commercial drug remains far off — and its use would be subject to many ethical and practical questions. But scientists have laid a foundation with their discovery that proteins can be removed from the brain's fear center to erase memories forever.
Further, he said, the safeguards necessary to protect the process from abuse would be difficult.
Originally posted by Advantage
One man I dealt with was better off than others so I asked.. why? HE said that it was an unjust war and the brain and emotions cant handle it. He was not antiAmerican or anti war.. and was very very clear on that. It that these wars we are engaged in arent being fought or handled like wars and your are killing those you have previously befriended. The horrors arent any differnt than any other war obviously,but the methods are.. and these methods are destroying our military. Active haev few resources and they are afraid to 4f.. so they dont seek help even when they know they need it.
We're in a mess and Im looking forward to ANYTHING that can help these soldiers.
Originally posted by Daughter2
reply to post by harrytuttle
Since the military usually has tech before the general public, I wonder if this is already being used?
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
Well I can tell you that the right answer is not doing away with memories. The right answer is doing away with unjust wars!
ETA: And, if you do away with soldiers' memories of such things, then doesn't that proliferate the ability of governments to have unjust wars? Think about it... if you erase the memories of the people there, then no one will know!edit on 23/11/2010 by Iamonlyhuman because: (no reason given)