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7:21 pm, May 4 2021
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I'd put that under "cruel and unusual punishment." The death penalty is much more humane, at least as it is usually carried out.

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8:05 pm, May 5 2021
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I vote "I don't believe in the death penalty". This is a very interesting question for a forum ,but the question (as written) is way too loaded . Psychiatric patients and criminals are two different things (law doesn't put it's full weight on psychiatric disorder patients for very good reasons...and it's also another very interesting topic ).

Saying crime is a disease or can be "cured" is going on to murky waters. That train of thought can make simple minded people generalise the reasoning and thing anything out of norm is a sickness that can/should be cured (different political views ,homo/transexuality,...)

There are quite many doctors that are completely ok with branding anything as a sickness. This can also derail into thinking that anyone who willingly has these thoughts si a criminal (in some not so extreme cases lead to political/legal persecution).

Lobotomy is still a viable procedure in some places and there are also many studies certifying it. So the question is a bit charged if you're thinking in the cinematic portrayals of it,since the objective of it isn't to leave you handicapped or vegetable.

For example electroshock is an effective standard procedure almost everywhere in certain cases but I bet the if you're thinking on it's cinematic portrayals you'd be shocked😛 to hear this.

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9:30 pm, May 6 2021
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Oh, on my first reply I actually missed this remark from lambchopsil:

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Now I'm curious if people think FTL is possible


We've actually proven a theoretical FTL travel already. It's not literally FTL in the direct sense (the sense that would cause relativity to imply time travel), but it's a spatial shrinking & expanding in front of and behind you as you move forward, that with enough energy (iirc the numbers were that you'd need as much energy as is stored in the entire mass of jupiter to allow a single human to travel this way) you could end up in such a location as if you were traveling faster than light.

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