Posted: Dec 14, 2016 9:50 pm
by SafeAsMilk
The_Metatron wrote:I have to admit I'm surprised at the demonstrated lack of understanding of the concept of prevention. I wonder if this is a product of environment.

I've been frequently exposed to environments that do not tolerate certain actions. Nuclear missile systems, for example. The technical orders that prescribe various maintenance procedures tell you what to do and what not to do.

But, it's the lockouts that prevent the catastrophic results possible if the guy performing the procedure fails to adhere to the technical order.

It's one thing to tell a kid not to play with my guns. That tells them what behavior is acceptable or not. But, it's my positive actions of using a safe to which they have no access that prevents them from blowing their heads off with one.

Yeah, that's a good example of the concept. Establishing the expected standard of behavior is not preventive.

To prevent something is to make it so it cannot happen. Regardless of the decision of the person trying to make it happen.

Yeah, I get that, I'm pointing out that it has absolutely nothing to do with the topic being discussed. What's the gun safe or the truck barrier in this situation? Murdering people who think about stuff that gives you the heebies? Are you saying that there's nothing preventing a person from burning and murdering a girl other than good faith? If not, what the fuck are you talking about?