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(io9)   Scientists find human brain can be logical and compassionate - but not at the same time. Mr. Spock unavailable for comment   (updates.io9.com) divider line 17
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2012-11-01 07:13:37 PM
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MrEricSir: Mr. Spock isn't human, subby.


He's half human/half vulcan
2012-11-01 06:51:07 PM
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fickenchucker: Hence the perception differences between libs and conservatives.


Or another way--libs throw fish around like drunken sailors while conservatives try to teach fishing to those who want to learn. tell you that if you don't already know how to fish, it's your own fault. No one ever taught them how to fish. They taught themselves with no help from anyone. You see that fishing boat over there, the one crewed by illegal aliens? (Don't tell anyone though) The conservatives built that, all on their own, with no help from anyone (other than a shipyard, its employees, and a Marine Architect). If you dirty fish-flinging libs would spend more time teaching yourself to fish and pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, we'd all be better off.

2012-11-01 06:45:25 PM
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MadCat221: ParallelUniverseParking: fickenchucker: Hence the perception differences between libs and conservatives.

Or another way--libs throw fish around like drunken sailors while conservatives try to teach fishing to those who want to learn open tainted seafood factories China.

Old enough to know better: fickenchucker: Hence the perception differences between libs and conservatives.


Or another way--libs throw fish around like drunken sailors while conservatives try to teach fishing to those who want to learn. sell you cheap imported fish at a 20% markup.

Not sure which reality realignment I like better...


Both are far closer to reality than the initial post
2012-11-01 06:34:14 PM
2 votes:

fickenchucker: Hence the perception differences between libs and conservatives.


Or another way--libs throw fish around like drunken sailors while conservatives try to teach fishing to those who want to learn. sell you cheap imported fish at a 20% markup.

2012-11-01 06:15:49 PM
2 votes:

fickenchucker: Hence the perception differences between libs and conservatives.

Or another way--libs throw fish around like drunken sailors while conservatives try to teach fishing to those who want to learn open tainted seafood factories China.

2012-11-01 05:58:20 PM
2 votes:
Mr. Spock isn't human, subby.
2012-11-01 05:51:54 PM
2 votes:
"It's worth noting that the study did not assess the participants' ability to be compassionate while conducting analytical tasks; the neuroscientists were strictly looking at the physiological responses to their tests and making inferences based upon that."

So basically, io9 is retarded for jumping to conclusions with their headline. Good job guys!
2012-11-01 05:20:06 PM
2 votes:
A life of logic is by its very nature compassionate.
2012-11-02 09:49:05 AM
1 votes:

MrEricSir: Mr. Spock isn't human, subby.


He's as human as Barack Obama is black.

/that's speciesist!
2012-11-02 07:38:59 AM
1 votes:

way south: Logic says you should check to see if the woman is fertile, or the elderly person has a useful resume, before wasting your resources on protecting them. Logic says you shouldn't expend medicine on a terminally ill person.


Not really. Maybe only children's logic or something like that, but real logic is proper thinking. If you're not reaching the best conclusions, you're not applying your logic properly.

For example: It's clearly better for humanity as a whole if terminally ill people get taken care of because if you were dying you'd want taken care of and if yours was dying you'd want them taken care of also. So it's the best to just give EVERYONE the medicine they want.

As for checking to see if women are fertile before saving her: First, men want sex and companionship, not kids. Kids are a byproduct of sex, not the ultimate goal of relationships. Second, and more important to logic, most everyone deserves saving for the same reasons as above. If you were in danger, would you want rescuers to leave your ass there while they debated your potential value as a mate? No, because that's retarded! You'd want to be saved as quickly as possible for no reason but that people should be saved if possible.

And logically, if you'd like to be saved for the sake of saving you must support others being saved for the sake of saving as well because while you might be special in your own head you're really just another stranger to everyone else. If you're a stranger who wants saved you must support saving strangers.
2012-11-02 12:06:36 AM
1 votes:
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wanted for questioning
2012-11-01 11:43:21 PM
1 votes:

lordargent: Reference any sci-fi piece that reference cold logical robots vs compassionate humans.


Read any competently-written science fiction, however, and it will tell you that the ones you are referencing are stupid pulp bullshiat. Logic with the basic set of assumptions that society and the individual can benefit each other in some way almost invariably ends in some form or analog of compassionate action, see almost every philosophy ever written.
2012-11-01 09:26:21 PM
1 votes:
To be compassionate is logical.
2012-11-01 08:15:56 PM
1 votes:

MurphyMurphy: ActionJoe: "It's worth noting that the study did not assess the participants' ability to be compassionate while conducting analytical tasks; the neuroscientists were strictly looking at the physiological responses to their tests and making inferences based upon that."

So basically, io9 is retarded for jumping to conclusions with their headline. Good job guys!

This is why their websites piss me off.

So close to being awesome, but then they tie their shoes together before they start the race.


I09 is great for sci fi new. They just don't have any farking clue about actual science. Seriously I can't even read their "neuro" articles without almost putting my fist through the screen
2012-11-01 07:28:03 PM
1 votes:

ActionJoe: "It's worth noting that the study did not assess the participants' ability to be compassionate while conducting analytical tasks; the neuroscientists were strictly looking at the physiological responses to their tests and making inferences based upon that."

So basically, io9 is retarded for jumping to conclusions with their headline. Good job guys!


This is why their websites piss me off.

So close to being awesome, but then they tie their shoes together before they start the race.
2012-11-01 06:03:55 PM
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ActionJoe: "It's worth noting that the study did not assess the participants' ability to be compassionate while conducting analytical tasks; the neuroscientists were strictly looking at the physiological responses to their tests and making inferences based upon that."

So basically, io9 is retarded for jumping to conclusions with their headline. Good job guys!


After being on Fark I've come to the conclusion that an inaccurate headline is a requirement of the aggregator sites.
2012-11-01 04:18:44 PM
1 votes:
Pon Farr proves that research is invalid.
 
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