It would be fascinating to study the 19% who did not carry this experiment to its loathsome end. Were they more independent? Intelligent? Religious? Atheistic? Apolitical? What characteristics made them less likely to do this thing: inquiring minds want to know. An internal moral compass? A lack of herd mentality? Creativity? Whatever characteristics they have in common should be carefully evaluated, and those which are positive should be taught to our children..
Torture is treating human beings as means rather than ends. As objects rather than beings. And such treatment is the beginning of almost all real evil in the world.
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Thursday, March 18, 2010
Posted by Steven Barnes at 1:52 PM