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Old 02-15-2020, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post
A society that could do that could also, I expect, produce a scientifically validated test for people who enjoy beating on other people with axe handles and baseball bats, whether their motivations were fascist or otherwise.

Then maybe we could let such people whale on each other and leave the rest of us alone. (Though I'm afraid that if the test included everybody who had an occasional impulse to go at someone with a baseball bat, even if they weren't actually likely to do it and probably wouldn't actually like it if they did, just about all of us would be included in "such people".)
Perhaps you're confusing a story about the impact of such an ability on society with advocacy of it?