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Old January 23 2013, 10:45 PM   #35
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Re: Problem with the episode "Justice"

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Now, the insinuation that the way to prevent all crime is to have really harsh punishments, is just plain silly.
Not necessarily. After a few millenia of removing criminals from the gene pool while encouraging law-abiding citizens to spend their lives screwing their brains out, they may have bred a population who eschew crime by their nature.

er, I don't think criminal behavior is necessarily genetic, especially when "criminal behavior" in that society can be as vague as "accidentally stumbling over some flowers."
Iím not saying the law itself is encoded in their genes, but a predisposition to obey the rules and fear punishment is most definitely a genetic trait. Itís why dogs make much better pets than jackals.
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