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Old 08-07-2019, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by monstro View Post
I think we will reach a turning point in our social development when people no longer feel "icky" over using biometrics to identify potential sociopaths so that they can either be fixed or isolated from others. When society makes that shift, that will indicate we have collectively let go of the primitive idea that sociopaths are simply people who have just chosen to be bad for badness' sake. Whether posters here want to admit it or not, that is what the free will connotes to most people.

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Sociopathology, any pathology really, is a scale with mitigating factors. Before we take to isolating people based on their genetic predispositions, we better be damn sure we know what we're doing.

(We won't. We almost never do.)
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