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johnnya24
04-04-2011, 02:01 PM
A pill to enhance moral behaviour, a treatment for racist thoughts, a therapy to increase your empathy for people in other countries - these may sound like the stuff of science fiction but with medicine getting closer to altering our moral state, society should be preparing for the consequences, according to a book that reviews scientific developments in the field.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/apr/04/morality-drugs-improve-ethical-behaviour

Those meddling scientists are interfering with God's plan again!

When was the last time we had a religiously infused nature / nurture "debate"? ;)

regular-guy
04-04-2011, 04:58 PM
Have you read Crichton's Next? Very interesting book, talking about mixing animal and human genes. There was actually a morality treatment that was accidentally discovered in the story. unfortunately it had a rather nasty side effect.

perhaps some scientist will give a beast human genes, or turn a man into a beast and give him a dogtag with "666" on it ;)

onejayhawk
04-04-2011, 06:03 PM
Would you use this against the Giving Plague?

http://www.davidbrin.com/givingplague.htm

J