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Questions tagged [morality]

Principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behaviour, i.e.: a particular system of values and principles of conduct; or, the extent to which an action is right or wrong.

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Does any science-fiction handle the ethics of teleportation (“kill and clone”)? [closed]

There are various ideas behind teleportation but the top two seem to be: Disassemble someone and transport the exact person (matter / energy) to a new location and reassemble. Clone someone at a new ...
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What's the difference between the Light side and the Dark side of the Force?

We know that Dark side is linked to emotion like fear and anger, but the interesting point here is the between line the two side of the force. As an example, what make Mind tricks a "acceptable" ...
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Why didn't Flamel make more than one Philosopher's Stone?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, Harry Potter plans to use the Philosopher's Stone to guarantee immortality for everyone. (Yes, ambitious goal, dreams are free, etc etc...) Obviously, ...
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Did Regina rape Graham?

One of the creators of the TV series Once Upon a Time seems to suggest that Regina didn't rape Graham. I know the creators have the final say over what the characters intended, thought and did, but ...
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Did Captain Janeway commit human rights violations?

In Star Trek: Voyager Season 2 Episode 24, "Tuvix", there was an accident that following an away mission to collect some orchid samples. Only one molecular pattern rematerialized, and formed a healthy ...
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James Potter vs. Severus Snape - any official word?

Harry Potter grew up almost hero-worshipping his father, and with a strong dislike of Snape based on Snape's resentment of him as well as some knowledge of Snape's rivalry with Harry's father while ...
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Word of God on Tuvix's Murder

The Star Trek Voyager episode "Tuvix" dealt with a transporter accident that took two people and merged them into a unique lifeform, shown to be sentient and sapient and healthy. At the end, he ...
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Name of a short story from a “Years best Sci-fi collection”

I read it a few years back. The main theme of the story was that in the deep future, man has moved onto space ships completely and evolved further to a gravity free environment, having 4 hands and no ...
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Do droids know they inflict pain?

Related to this question about whether droids feel pain, I'd like to ask the inverse. In Star Wars, especially the prequel trilogy we see droids kills, maim or hurt people. In one case even meet this ...