On Wed, 9 Feb 2005, Francis Swasey wrote:
> Even if the subject has been playing with humans, would it have been the
> humans that caused the emotional trauma? No, it would have been the
> subject's response to the actions of the other participants that
> resulted in the emotional trauma.
I am going to respectfully disagree with that. If Person A punches Person
B in the face, Person A is still exonerated because it was Person B's
response to fell that pain.
Seems to me it is a simple matter of stimulis - response or cause -
effect. Person / Software A is what causes these neurons to exocytose or
"fire" and Person B is has the response. The point is at no instance in
time does Person B have a true choice of responding or not.
Garret D. Langlois
(802)656-9785, 415A HSRF
Laboratory & Research Technician
Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
College of Medicine, University of Vermont