The 5 Monkey Experiment: An Experimenter's Lack Of Meaning

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Humans are awful, Only the human race is capable of taking a blank slate, let it sit through 12 years of education and at the end of it come out truly no better than where it began. Humans are innately flawed from their beginning. Humans are able to take a full grown loving person and deface and devalue them and make them meaningless. An example, Germans were willing to exterminate millions of Jews in part because Nazi ideology taught them to think of Jews as subhuman, as objects without the right to freedom, dignity, or even life itself. Many people believe the true terror in society is the devaluing and dehumanizing of a person. Giving a person a complete lack of meaning used to be believed as a dangerous thing. A lot of people blame cruelty on dehumanization. They say that when you fail to appreciate the humanity of other people, that’s where genocide and slavery and…show more content…
High up at the top of the cage, well beyond the reach of the monkeys, is a bunch of bananas. Underneath the bananas is a ladder.The monkeys immediately spot the bananas and one begins to climb the ladder. As he does, however, the experimenter sprays him with a stream of cold water. Then, he proceeds to spray each of the other monkeys.The monkey on the ladder scrambles off. And all 5 sit for a time on the floor, wet, cold, and bewildered. Soon, though, the temptation of the bananas is too great, and another monkey begins to climb the ladder. Again, the experimenter sprays the ambitious monkey with cold water and all the other monkeys as well. When a third monkey tries to climb the ladder, the other monkeys, wanting to avoid the cold spray, pull him off the ladder and beat him.Now one monkey is removed and a new monkey is introduced into the cage. Spotting the bananas, he naively begins to climb the ladder. The other monkeys pull him off and beat

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