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(Trial Room of a Court in Germany, where Judiciary is inquisitorial)
Judge: Mr. Robot, do you plead,
Robot: No, Your Honor, I am
Judge: (addresses to Public
Prosecutor): Prosecution may proceed.
PP: Mr. Robot we have
substantial evidence against you that you have committed a murder deliberately.
Robot: What is that proof?
PP: CCTV footage.
Robot: But that's a machine
like me. That would be self-incrimination.
Judge: He is right. Mr. PP
PP: But your honor, that
machine may have same genre like all Homo Sapiens , but they have different
Judge: Alright, shows us the
A screen and projector are
set up in court and a video clip is shown in which Robot claps a man from the
neck and strangles him to death and then throws him on a board.
PP: Is that not you, Mr.
Robot: Looks like me, but I
am not sure. Can you focus on id numbers.
The video clip is replayed
and id is stilled and focused. Robot acknowledges that it is him.
PP: Why did you kill him?
Robot: He walked into my
territory. I had no intention or motivation to kill him. Moreover, as per
Master-Servant theory the Engineer who programmed me is responsible for this
Judge: Did he programmed you
Robot: I was infected by
virus so I could not differentiate in living and non living.
Judge: Who is responsible for
Robot: My parents. That is
the company that produced me.
The GM of Robotics
Company was summoned to the court. He stated that when he supplied the Robot it
was in perfect working condition. The
Virus can affect man and machine equally. Robot has indicator for virus and
should have been treated immediately.
The System Engineer of the
car company was summoned and he admitted that Robot was indicating a virus.
PP: Why you did not cure the
System Engg.: The assembly
line had to be stopped for that. I reported the matter to GM through the channel,
but he said orders are urgent and production cannot be stopped.
Judge: Did you explain that it
may cause a death?
System Engg.: Not
categorically, since I was not sure. I told him certain sensors are not working
and Robot would not function normally.
GM of the car company was
summoned. He confessed that matter was reported to him. He was hard pressed by the
Board of Directors to achieve the target so he did not stop production.
The trial is going on. The
Robot is still behind the bar. Board of Directors has announced a meeting to
decide strategy if they are booked for Culpable Homicide.
Meanwhile, please express your opinion on the issue.
Heaven belongs to God,
and God himself is neither gay nor a supporter of it, he would not permit Gay
Marriages to be made in Heaven, but they would be solemnized on Earth with the
kind dictum of the Supreme Court.
Out of control judicial
activism threatens traditional marriage in America. ~Ernest Istook
And how is that all important
issues, even social and cultural issues ultimately land in the court of courts
in all healthy democratic countries.
Why the senate or parliament
of elected bodies, who represent the will of the people fail in their duty and
wait for the oligarchy to decide the issue. May be they do not want to annoy
any fraction of the people and shift the onus on a body which seldom let go an
opportunity to show their power. Either way politicians have a cause of
jubilation and increase their own popularity.
Andre Gide (French Nobel Laureate
in Literature) in his novel 'The
Immoralist' has shown his infatuation for Arab boys leaving details to the reader's
"Take away the bodies,
and minds are normal, the desires natural, souls attuned."
Ancient Greeks invented
display of good physique in men as a sport and youngsters kowtowed in adoration
and hero worship, to become their 'favorites'.
In nature all males are better looking than their counterpart females. Lion
looks far better than Lioness and a Peacock is far more handsome than Peahen.
Human being to entice women for their own ulterior motives started portraying the
beauty of females in poetry, painting and other arts. Finding beauty in few odd
contours was invention of lecherous
All men have a woman in them
and all women a man. Indian Mythology has a concept ofArdhanarishvara.
Any one of them can dominate
other despite the gender. XX and XY set of chromosomes have some intermingling
which determines the psychic gender of a person.
Bertrand Russell in 'Marriage
and Morals' has overruled the importance
of procreation in marriage. The institution of marriage was always supported by
religion. To look to the society to acknowledge the institution of marriage is
like giving undue importance to the religion. Though legal consequences of all
types of marriages over weigh the individual's commitments of love, devotion
Havelock Ellis supports
Uranism so far there is no outrage to a minor and public decency is not
Krafft-Ebing who considered
inversion as both congenital as well as acquired, did not look on inversion as
disease or a degeneration.
Temporary manifestation and tribadism are common but
lifelong commitment is only in congenital.
World Economists are also
happy with facility of recreation without procreation.
We would have enough food for
everybody if entire world does not produce any child for a decade.
Around 460 B.C.,a Greek philosopher, Democritus, develop the idea of atoms. Scientist slept over it for almost 2000 years. Then Dalton (1800), Thompson (1897), Marx Plank (1900) and Albert Einstein(1921), in a span of almost last 100 years advanced the theory.
Take any other invention, Kekule discovered the structure of Benzene said that he had discovered the ring shape of the benzene molecule after day-dream of a snake seizing its own tail which is a common symbol in many ancient cultures known as the Ouroboros.
Isaac Newton was Physicist who was popularly called 'Natural Philosopher'. After making great contribution in classic mechanics, optics and planetary motion when he grew mature as scientist he wrote essays on literary and symbolic interpretation of Bible.
It needs more mature mind than Scientist to be a Philosopher.
Philosophy has History of few thousand years, while Science has of few hundred years. Moreover major work in science has come from Philosophers.
All philosophy is based on syllogism where conclusions are arrived by logical arguments.
Science day by day became confined to laboratory and depended on perception which could be deceptive. ‘Theory of M’ is ‘Theory of Maybe’ propounded by Buddha. Scientist like infants are still awed by magic.Since childhood we are taught how Archimedes, James Watt and Newton got their ideas, not in laboratory of course. The Scientists have forgotten to spend time with nature and get tuned with it.
We are doing a folly by comparing incomparable. This is generation gap.
Karl Marx (1883) to Jean Paul Sartre(1980) a couple of dozen Philosophers have influenced the thinking of the world in recent past.
All fiction is but a dream, all dreams are but a reality. No other stream
has contributed towards enrichment of Literature as compared to Psychology. They
are inseparable in a way, and one was always confused for another. Sigmund
Freud was nominated for Nobel Prize in Literature for his psychoanalysis.
Jung is lesser known than Freud. The magnitude of his work is still
unexplored. Due to Eastern influence on his work of Collective Unconscious, he
was not well appreciated by his contemporaries. West had a tendency to evaluate
anything related to East as inferior. Only Arthur Schopenhauer could draw the
attention of West towards rich philosophy of Buddhism. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse also contributed in exploring rich Buddhist
Philosophy. Romain Rolland a Nobel Laureate
in Literature was inspired by Sigmund Freud. Rolland studied Eastern Philosophy which is labeled as Eastern Mysticism since it
is not easily comprehensible. He had an "oceanic feeling" which
prompted Freud to raise this issue in his further work. Mysticism does not aim
at 'human transformation' but its object is self-actualisation. It is the
transformation of human concepts from the Unreal to Real.
It requires a great deal of courage to admit that 'primitiveness' of
eastern tribes is a sort of 'advancement' since it uses collective
unconsciousness which is deeper, stronger and unique. Modern man has become so
isolated that he finds it impossible to connect his personal unconsciousness
with any other individual, so the wonders of collective unconsciousness are a
distant dream for him.
Haggard in "She" and "King Solomon's Mines" and Mary Shelley in "Frankenstein" have made use of Jung's wonderful
concept of three layered selfhood of personality -present consciousness, past
and prehistoric or racial. All mythology
is also work of collective unconsciousness. Recently, some authors
temper with mythology in order to create sensation. They are playing with negative energies of the cosmos
which always try to conquer positive energy.
Proceeding in one direction would create equal and opposite force and
both would survive together.
The archetypes discovered by Jung have opened a treasure box for
historians, anthropologist, scientist and authors to discover and base their
work on different models of archetypes and their social and Psychological
If human civilization is endless and there is no imminent catastrophe,
after a few centuries, today's man will be called primitive and would be
despised for its greed by future generations. The word desire for Fire in the
poem by Robert Frost is a soft version of greed.
The fuss of Dream Analysis would never be over. Work of Freud and Jung
would always be a landmark, but many new theories and interpretations are needed to understand the symbolism and enrich the theme. A combined group of Social
Scientist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist and Philosopher tuned with collective unconsciousness can do miracle.
There is no Tabula rasa in the realm of collective unconsciousness. Readers are requested to post comments.