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 [F] New York Times on the Web Forums  / Science  /

    Missile Defense

Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an application of science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable, necessary or impossible?

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lchic - 09:05pm Oct 20, 2002 EST (# 5091 of 5095)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

Empathy (3)

Moderate Muslim leaders ask Sydney Islamic youth to remove 'sensitive' materials from their site - they (YOUTH) don't comply

lchic - 09:11pm Oct 20, 2002 EST (# 5092 of 5095)
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Empathy (4)

Pretty aged around 20, Bali's Jane Doe's last 30 hours of life saw her adopted by a Perth Couple who help tend her needs. Body XOX is still 'unclaimed'.

lchic - 09:16pm Oct 20, 2002 EST (# 5093 of 5095)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

Empathy (5)

Tom Keneally (Op-ED NYT) paraphrased

One thing we can do to honour the dead is to address the root causes of what went wrong, and to develop better and more sensitive policies.

We need to understand why perpertrators would consider the world so unjust that they would be prepared to do this ... and what are the sources of terrorist cosmologies.

lchic - 09:21pm Oct 20, 2002 EST (# 5094 of 5095)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

Empathy (6) brain

"" Neuroscientists searching for roots of empathy find brain regions involved in learning by imitation

    In a pair of pioneering studies, a French and American team of social-cognitive neuroscientists have identified a network of brain regions that are involved in human imitation and specific brain areas that enable a person to distinguish the self from others.

Empathy - test [6]

rshow55 - 10:41pm Oct 20, 2002 EST (# 5095 of 5095) Delete Message
Can we do a better job of finding truth? YES. Click "rshow55" for some things Lchic and I have done and worked for on this thread.

When Dr. Rice wrote this, I believe she wrote something profound and hopeful.

" Today, the international community has the best chance since the rise of the nation-state in the seventeenth century to build a world where great powers compete in peace instead of continually prepare for war. . . . . . The United States will build on these common interests to promote global security. "

" The National Security Strategy of the United States ," . page 2.

The whole world hopes for that. But if hopes are to solidify into reality - we need to communicate effectively - - work enough things out between people and powers so that they know enough to compete in peace.

That takes a lot of talking - negotiation of a shared space - - communication good enough so that - when it matters for practical affairs intended meanings and percieved meanings match well enough to be safe.
A communication model

For us to find that shared space - and maintain it - and know we have it -- - we need empathy.

Even for those we hate and fear.

Because we have things we have to communicate about.

And so "warm feelings" - at some levels - even if they are just "conventional" or "polite" - - are very practical -- matters of life and death.

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