"If moral behavior were simply following rules,
we could program a computer to be moral."
by:
Samuel P. Ginder
Rear Admiral of the US Navy, WW2
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(-; I like it; a lot ;-) Yes, absolutely !
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin, Tx      
    If a computer is programmed to tell the truth, it will tell the truth. If it is programmed to lie, it will lie. A computer CAN be programmed to be moral, but it still must be programmed. On the other hand, programming a living, breathing human to be 'moral' would in fact be 'immoral.' Morals are learned, but when forced are but dictates and often are not 'moral' at all. A conscience may be cultivated but not coerced.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Morality cannot be programmed because morality is a product of free will. A man is moral only to the degree that he is free.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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