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Postby Doc Sigma » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:07 pm

Ants don't kill death. Doctors kill death.

They're the real heroes.
Yeah...I kinda screwed up on that one. I mean people, obviously, but the point remains.
I vote a semantic change. I really like the idea that rather than having a life saved, there's been a death killed.
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Postby Baconsticks » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:23 pm

Ants don't kill death. Doctors kill death.

They're the real heroes.
Yeah...I kinda screwed up on that one. I mean people, obviously, but the point remains.
I vote a semantic change. I really like the idea that rather than having a life saved, there's been a death killed.
Schrodinger's cat would like to have a word with you.
I think he has the whole of string theory to contend with after that.
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Postby Doc Sigma » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:34 pm

Ants don't kill death. Doctors kill death.

They're the real heroes.
Yeah...I kinda screwed up on that one. I mean people, obviously, but the point remains.
I vote a semantic change. I really like the idea that rather than having a life saved, there's been a death killed.
Schrodinger's cat would like to have a word with you.
I think he has the whole of string theory to contend with after that.
Schrodinger's string!!! It's trapped in a box-like hermetic micro-dimension!!! It has a 50% chance of vibrating!!! It-- never mind. It was hilarious in my head, but now I just wish I hadn't typed it.

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Postby Baconsticks » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:48 pm

Ants don't kill death. Doctors kill death.

They're the real heroes.
Yeah...I kinda screwed up on that one. I mean people, obviously, but the point remains.
I vote a semantic change. I really like the idea that rather than having a life saved, there's been a death killed.
Schrodinger's cat would like to have a word with you.
I think he has the whole of string theory to contend with after that.
Schrodinger's string!!! It's trapped in a box-like hermetic micro-dimension!!! It has a 50% chance of vibrating!!! It-- never mind. It was hilarious in my head, but now I just wish I hadn't typed it.
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Postby Quantheory » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:51 pm

My main problem with this idea is that it says to students "we think of you primarily as subjects for quasi-Pavlovian conditioning rather than rational people". Which may indeed be true in many schools, but that doesn't make it any less of a bad message to send.

That, and if you trick people into thinking their friends have died, they may act really... unpredictably.

I'm not going to say for sure at this early stage that the solution would be worse than the problem, but that is what I'd guess. Not to mention that someone has got to have thought up a better idea than this.
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Postby rabid_fox » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:59 pm

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Postby Quantheory » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:42 pm

Cheese on toast is pretty awesome.
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Postby Tarukai » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:46 am

*Is reminded of that one South Park episode.*

A different method I've heard of is to have all the people involved in a car accident scene to talk to students about their stories and perspective on it and let the students ask questions. These are people like the victims, police, paramedics, family members etc. That type of thing seems like it would work best to get the message across about the gravity of such events. None of this staged acting stuff.
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