At 4/13/09 12:29 PM, aninjaman wrote:
Why would a society based on logic be devoid of emotion?
Ever so often logic and emotion are two different opinions. Emotion is what creates multiple solutions, logic is simply the sum of the bests. Things like love and friendship, for instance, hold us back to attain our proper goals. The only reason why love and friendship can be logical, is when they further our own goals. So we should pick our friends according to how much we need them or might need them and stop wasting our time with losers who can't help us. It is also no use to maintain a friendship when we want instant gratification of our needs. Friendship, thus, should be limited to bargaining of help.
Also, pleasure is something that gets in the way of achieving useful things. If people stopped practising their hobbies surfing the net and playing counterstrike, they should have had more time to study things and solve logical puzzles.
Why can't we all agree that love and sex are nice to have?
Sex in peculiar is even potentially dangerous because of STD's and even using condoms isn't protecting us a 100%. So sex is only usefull to breed our human race and so this can be easily accomplished in laboratories.
The logical society could agree to go through normal human emotions.
This depends of course in what degree you want the society to be logical. A full logical society wouldn't tolerate emotions. Heck, if we are all 100% logic, we wouldn't need emotions anyway.