Excepts from the Daily Evolver Dialogs
… a weekly conversation on an integral view of current events, with Jeff Salzman and David Riordan, published by Integral Life.
This week’s Daily Evolver focuses on the subject of torture. Since the World Trade Center attack and the launch of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the use of “enhanced interrogations” for procuring information to fight the war against terrorism has become, once again, controversial.
In this conversation, David and I look at how each level of development relates to torture. Under what circumstances does each world view inflict pain on another, and to what ends? We then look at the circumstances, if any, where we would consider inflicting pain on others to protect our families or to procure some piece of information vital to our survival. Would we ever feel threatened enough that our “do what is necessary” instincts would kick in? And even if there are instances where we would say “yes” to torture, is the latest research suggesting that inflicting pain is the best way to achieve the results we desire?
Are there any scenarios that you can imagine where you would condone torture, either in your personal life or in the world at large?
Listen to short segment below. To listen to the full audio, please visit www.IntegralLife.com or click here: http://integrallife.com/node/106810