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OfflineMerlinBurb
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The Ultimate Expirement
    #2925293 - 07/25/04 04:49 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Though it is not possible, and will never be possible.
Thats the only downside, lol.


But I think that the ultimate expirement would be this:
Have you ever seen those movies where people live in a white abyss? Well what i think what would be cool is if you were able to raise a person in such a place. What would he/she think of? could it think? There is nothing to reflect on besides itself. It has no means of comunication (often ppl think in language-english/spanish, etc). What if you just gave it a stack of paper and some pens? That would be the ultimate expirement in my opinion.

There is just a few problems with this however. How would it live, it has to be fed. That is an outside influence. So is the pen and paper, but how else would you know what it is thinking? Also, I think that the person's though would be different, depending on it's parents. Even if you made it in a lab or soemthing, you still have to put in every traits, which would change there person's thoughts.

Make it happen.


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: MerlinBurb]
    #2925305 - 07/25/04 04:56 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I bet the person would scribble


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: MerlinBurb]
    #2925307 - 07/25/04 04:58 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

The poor creature who suffers having to be raised in complete lack of the world would be an insain human being. I don't think this person would be smart since they were never taught any logic at all.


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: MAGnum]
    #2925317 - 07/25/04 05:04 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

they would likely be damn near retarded


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: wrong]
    #2925333 - 07/25/04 05:16 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Yeah, i kind of agree with some philosophers that knowledge is based on expirience. In that case, all they have to reflect on is the expirience of thier self. Hand paintings?
What if you gave them a set of colored pictures? Otherwise they would be constricted to white (paper), black(pen), and whatever color they can see on their own body.

DO you think it could think up simple mathmatics? Obviously it would not be represented by the symbols of 1, 2, 3, etc, but do you think that they could get the concept?


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: MerlinBurb]
    #2925351 - 07/25/04 06:04 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

what'd i'd like to know is, would that person develop a notion of any form of God, without anyone mentioning anything about God. My guess is NO.


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: exclusive58]
    #2925357 - 07/25/04 06:24 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

My guess is yes. There was a point in history, during like caveman time, in different parts of the world, right around the same time, where all these different species of "humans-to-be" thought up the possibility of a higher being. I think by now it is in our blood (dont know how else to put it), you cant get around it, even if you are brought up in a white abyss. Our minds are just beyond that stage.


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: MerlinBurb]
    #2925360 - 07/25/04 06:30 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I see this experiment really happening, just adopt a baby and put it in a barrel at the bottom of the sea :wink:


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: MerlinBurb]
    #2925367 - 07/25/04 06:37 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Nothing good would come of it. As humans we are naturally social creatures. Yes, if you did this experiment a multitude of times, maybe you would achieve something more than just a feral child (actually do a google search for "feral children," that is the closest to this experiment as you're going to get in reality), and I believe that those extremely rare cases are the ones you may want to pursue. Klinks in nature, that is... naturally unsocial children raised in unsocial, isolated environments.

[What in the world do THEY think? It's almost frightening to let your imagination off its leash.]

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The poor creature who suffers having to be raised in complete lack of the world would be an insain human being. I don't think this person would be smart since they were never taught any logic at all.




Precisely. The human brain would not be used to its full potential. After a certain age, some things could never be taught. Indeed, the person wouldn't "be smart." We are but a manipulation of our experiences, after all.


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: MerlinBurb]
    #2925404 - 07/25/04 07:18 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

There was an incident in Germany twohundred years ago, where a very strange child was found. He could not speak and could not walk 'right'. He behaved like a 3 Year old, but he was about 17. He was raised in high deprivationn, total silence, no sunlight and no human contact (I think the theories are, that he was some hidden child of a king, or something), fed by bread and water, what he found, as he waked up, beded and chained to straw, sometimes new clothes or cutted hair or nails, onliest toy, a wooden horse with wheels.
Nevertheless he was intelligent and learned. He noticed, that there was something wrong and wanted to know his mother. He was killed by an unknown, five years later. A very sad story. He merely could speak and made his own 'code' of language. He remembered everything ever ! And he could distinguish colours in almost darkness !
Nothing was reported that he built a concept of something like god...
His name was 'Kaspar Hauser'.


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: BlueCoyote]
    #2925464 - 07/25/04 08:01 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I have a better idea. Before the pen and paper, give some psychedelics :laugh: What do you think would happen?! Great idea btw.


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: LoneDeranger]
    #2926016 - 07/25/04 03:19 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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I have a better idea. Before the pen and paper, give some psychedelics :laugh: What do you think would happen?! Great idea btw.




That'd certainly be cool.

And I do concur, great experiment. Yet I can't help but think that if this was done to someone, they're being a little gypped. Don't you? :tongue:


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: browndustin]
    #2927487 - 07/26/04 01:15 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

without an ego to disect, psychedelics are useless... and a kid raised like that has no ego, only consciousness


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: MerlinBurb]
    #2927654 - 07/26/04 02:26 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

would he dream anything?

or in his dreams would he wander aroundt he white abyss?


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: Wysefool]
    #2928569 - 07/26/04 02:27 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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BlackZombie said:
I bet the person would scribble




"He picked up from the table a piece of paper and the stub of a pencil. He held one in one hand and the other in the other, and experimented with the different ways of bringing them together. He tried holding the pencil under the paper, then over the papter, then next to the paper. He tried wrapping the paper around the pencil, he tried rubbing the stubby end of the pencil against the paper and then he tried rubbing the sharp end of the pencil against the paper. It made a mark, and he was delighted with the discovery, as he was every day. He picked up another piece of paper from the table. This had a crossword on it. He studied it briefly and filled in a couple of clues before losing itnerest."
-- Douglas Adams, "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe"

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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: MerlinBurb]
    #2928717 - 07/26/04 03:14 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Nah, come on guys :frown: That's like torture for scientific reasons.
Google 'Kaspar Hauser'. Then you will get some concept.
He loved dreams.


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: MerlinBurb]
    #2928886 - 07/26/04 04:13 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I imagine that the person would end up pretty close to the way Hellen Keller was before she was taught anything. Basically the person would act purly on instinct, like any other animal. A pen and paper probably wouldn't have any appeal at all seeing as that person would have no idea what it was. Drugs would probably feel like poisoning or dying, (fight or flight).


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: TheHateCamel]
    #2929359 - 07/26/04 06:33 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

the ultimate warrior.

The ultimate experiment would be to shoot the ultimate warrior into outer-space and monitor his brainwaves.


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: 2Experimental]
    #2941862 - 07/29/04 08:52 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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without an ego to disect, psychedelics are useless... and a kid raised like that has no ego, only consciousness




You can still trip without an ego i believe (such as a full blown ego loss right?). What about the McKennas idea (not to try to give it credibility), that early very primitive humans used mushrooms and it taught language? I'm exhausted right now, and not thinking this thoroughly, but there's what i have to say now  :grin: Time to go toke a bowl.


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Re: The Ultimate Expirement [Re: MerlinBurb]
    #2941883 - 07/29/04 08:58 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

is going on right now


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