What I was saying is [in the other thread], as long as a person is capable of expressing a certain emotion or feeling, then it is impossible for it to be inconceivable for that person to express that same feeling towards others. Even if we slaughter animals by the millions every day, Most humans are not hardwired in such a way that the idea that killing an animal is wrong is something that they cannot conceive of, even if they haven't actually been applying that concept. Not to mention that we do feel compassion and other emotions (including remorse over the loss of and guilt) not only towards animals, but also trees, plants, fish, coral reef, characters, painting, clothes, what have you... Why? Because we are capable of those emotions, period. That makes it a fact that sooner or later we will extend them to anyone else who has the resemblance of a "self" or the consciousness that we think we have.
It'd be pretty easy to do that actually. You just don't consider anyone but you and yours to worthy of consideration. As I said, we do it all the time with animals.
Uh, it's not easy actually. I don't know about you but it would be almost impossible for me to one day decide that I'm no longer capable of seeing other animals as worthy of consideration.
And of course it sounds like a human psychopath. Psychopathy/sociopathy is rather vague, but a general definition is something like "lacking all care or compassion or consideration for other human beings". In another human, it makes you a monster. In another species .... well, that all depends on which species is making the consideration.
I believe you're missing the point here once again... A poster said that maybe the Inchoroi don't cognate the way we do, so I pointed out the fact that the only Inchoroi that we've seen the POV of seemed to have the mind of a human. The merits of psychopathy are irrelevant.
Their inability to even conceive of feeling for other not-Inchoroi beings is basically REQUIRED for them to feel unfairly punished.
Which is why I took pains to point out that I don't think it's possible for them to not be able to conceive of it towards others if they can actually conceive of it.
Edited by Hello World Alt, 27 December 2013 - 06:04 AM.