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    Forum Radioactive Isotope cosmictraveler's Avatar
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    Should we be concerned about making everyone compliant to what everyone else should be doing or thinking? If we go down that road won't we stop innovations from happening because if we must comply to all rules and regulations then innovation would surly cesase to be widespread wouldn't it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    Should we be concerned about making everyone compliant to what everyone else should be doing or thinking?
    Why would you want to do that? And it can't be done anyway.

    If we go down that road won't we stop innovations from happening because if we must comply to all rules and regulations then innovation would surly cesase to be widespread wouldn't it?
    Well, there are always rules and regulations that are required. Unless you think everyone should be allowed to drive on whichever side of the road they like, or put whatever they like in baby food.

    And it can be argued that putting constraints in place (whether rules or just limited budgets) can encourage people to be more imaginative and innovative.


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    Excessive emphasis on universal compliance simply will not work. People process thoughts differently, and diversity, asides from economic classes, can be a good thing.
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    Absolutely not, for the reasons given above.
    As an engineer whenever I got stuck I used to go chat to finace or sales people, to get away from engineer talk and thinking and "refresh my mind". My boss once asked why I never asked the other guys in the office and I pointed out they'd all had (more or less) exactly the same training as I had had (but less experience) and they were "locked into" engineer-think, and that I needed a fresh perspective.

    Of course, a case could be made for conformity in as far as "removing" erroneous thinking, concepts and ideas!
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    Even the "erroneous" ideas have their place, at times. As much as I stand against the C.T.'ists, for example, it's only because there are so many of them.
    But if they were rare, they would be doing a service as well as annoying people.

    But don't tell them that. It'll only encourage their recruiting policy.
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