Tuesday, August 02, 2005

News on the mindwipe front: beta-blockers can wipe out bad memories.

Having been drawn into countless debates regarding the nature of our penal system and what people think it ought to be, I can't escape the conclusion that the most cost effective solution is rehabilitation...or one other thing that's also pretty darned effective at eliminating crime (criminals).

Ahem, in any case, rehabilitation essentially boils down to changing the prisoner for his own good (and ours, of course) because voluntary" programs are all full of coersion of some type.

Drug could scrub horrible memories, researchers say

Please note I am not advocating going into your medicine cabinet (or your dad's) and using thusly obtained BP meds to program/reprogram your minions.

Because that would be wrong and stuff.

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