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katakowsj  ·  888 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 11 Police Officers shot at a peaceful protest in Dallas, 5 dead

We, all human beings, are unfortunately so capable, maybe pre-wired, to do such horrible things to one another. Maybe that's what we ought to work on regulating before anything else.




ThatFanficGuy  ·  888 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    We, all human beings, are unfortunately so capable, maybe pre-wired, to do such horrible things to one another.

Doesn't excuse the behavior. We're supposed to be the intelligent species.

kantos  ·  888 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Furthermore, we've proven over and over behaviors are learned, not wired. Making these conscience choices all the worse.

katakowsj  ·  888 days ago  ·  link  ·  

True. No excuses here. How about working to educate ourselves about cognitive biases that lead to one person believing they are justified in taking the life of another?

ButterflyEffect  ·  888 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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ButterflyEffect  ·  888 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Know what one of my least favorite questions is? How much would it take for you to take another person's life?

People are always shocked when I say no amount of money would because 1. it's a terrible, leading question and 2. because of what you're talking about above.