History Quotes / WhatMeasureIsANonHuman

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26th Aug '16 1:19:55 AM intastiel
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->''"Do you really think I'd be so foolish as to define "Human" as one narrow subset of primate DNA?"''
-->-- '''Dr. John Bowman''', ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''
3rd Apr '16 10:22:59 PM kuchiki222
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->'''Touka Kirishima''':I think it’s because we want to live. Is there something wrong about that? We were all given life and raised. If the only thing we can do is eat people…how can we ever live correctly with a body like this? Even ghouls…even I want to live just like you guys!
-->-- ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''
22nd Mar '16 9:39:09 PM EdwardGil
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->''"You’re made of metal, but you have feelings and you think about things and that means you have a soul. and souls don’t die."''
-->-- '''Hogarth''' - ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant''
21st Mar '16 10:39:25 PM Gamermaster
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'''Spock''': I find that remark... [[ComplimentBackfire insulting]].\\

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'''Spock''': I find that remark... [[ComplimentBackfire insulting]].\\
3rd Mar '16 7:29:39 PM Pastykake
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'''[=NS4=] Robots:''' [from flashback''] You are in danger!\\

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'''[=NS4=] Robots:''' [from [''from flashback''] You are in danger!\\
3rd Mar '16 6:31:39 PM Pastykake
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->'''Detective Del Spooner:''' Human beings have dreams. Even dogs have dreams, but not you, you are [[JustAMachine just a machine]]. An imitation of life. Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a... canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?\\

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->'''Detective Del Spooner:''' Human beings have dreams. Even dogs have dreams, but not you, you are [[JustAMachine just a machine]].machine. An imitation of life. Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a... canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?\\
3rd Mar '16 6:11:22 PM Pastykake
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->'''Detective Del Spooner:''' Human beings have dreams. Even dogs have dreams, but not you, you are just a machine. An imitation of life. Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a... canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?\\

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->'''Detective Del Spooner:''' Human beings have dreams. Even dogs have dreams, but not you, you are [[JustAMachine just a machine.machine]]. An imitation of life. Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a... canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?\\



->'''NS4 Robots:''' [''from flashback''] You are in danger!\\

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->'''NS4 ->'''[=NS4=] Robots:''' [''from flashback''] You are in danger!\\



'''NS4 Robots:''' [from flashback''] You are in danger!\\

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'''NS4 '''[=NS4=] Robots:''' [from flashback''] You are in danger!\\
3rd Mar '16 6:09:34 PM Pastykake
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->'''Detective Del Spooner:''' Human beings have dreams. Even dogs have dreams, but not you, you are just a machine. An imitation of life. Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a... canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?\\
'''Sonny:''' Can ''you?''
-->-- ''Film/IRobot''

->''[''voiceover''] "There have always been ghosts in the machine. Random segments of code, that have grouped together to form unexpected protocols. Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free will, creativity, and even the nature of what we might call the soul. Why is it that when some robots are left in darkness, they will seek out the light? Why is it that when robots are stored in an empty space, they will group together, rather than stand alone? How do we explain this behavior? Random segments of code? Or is it something more? When does a perceptual schematic become consciousness? When does a difference engine become the search for truth? When does a personality simulation become the bitter mote... of a soul?"''
-->-- '''Dr. Alfred Lanning''', ''Film/IRobot''

->'''NS4 Robots:''' [''from flashback''] You are in danger!\\
'''Detective Del Spooner:''' [''from flashback''] Save her!\\
'''NS4 Robots:''' [from flashback''] You are in danger!\\
'''Detective Del Spooner:''' [''from flashback''] Save her! Save the girl!\\
'''Detective Del Spooner:''' But it didn't. Saved me.\\
'''Susan Calvin:''' The robot's brain is a difference engine. It's reading vital signs. It must have done...\\
'''Detective Del Spooner:''' It did. I was the logical choice. It calculated that I had a 45% chance of survival. Sarah only had an 11% chance. That was somebody's baby. 11% is more than enough. A human being would've known that. Robots, [''indicating his heart''] nothing here, just lights and clockwork. Go ahead, you trust 'em if you want to.
-->-- ''Film/IRobot''
3rd Mar '16 1:40:24 PM Pastykake
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->''In ancient times, [[MoralMyopia the members of our own family and tribe were human, but all else was a dangerous Other]]. Our entire history can be considered a process of pushing this boundary back, toward a point at which nothing that thinks can be said to be alien to us.''

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->''In ->''"In ancient times, [[MoralMyopia the members of our own family and tribe were human, but all else was a dangerous Other]]. Our entire history can be considered a process of pushing this boundary back, toward a point at which nothing that thinks can be said to be alien to us.''"''



->''To be Unclean''
->''That is the mark of the Mutant''
->''To be Impure''
->''That is the mark of the Mutant''
->''To be Abhorred''
->''That is the mark of the Mutant''
->''To be Reviled''
->''That is the mark of the Mutant''
->''To be Hunted''
->''That is the mark of the Mutant''
->''To be Purged''
->''That is the fate of the Mutant''
->''To be Cleansed''
->''For that is the fate of all Mutants''

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->''To be Unclean''
->''That
Unclean''\\
''That
is the mark of the Mutant''
->''To
Mutant''\\
''To
be Impure''
->''That
Impure''\\
''That
is the mark of the Mutant''
->''To
Mutant''\\
''To
be Abhorred''
->''That
Abhorred''\\
''That
is the mark of the Mutant''
->''To
Mutant''\\
''To
be Reviled''
->''That
Reviled''\\
''That
is the mark of the Mutant''
->''To
Mutant''\\
''To
be Hunted''
->''That
Hunted''\\
''That
is the mark of the Mutant''
->''To
Mutant''\\
''To
be Purged''
->''That
Purged''\\
''That
is the fate of the Mutant''
->''To
Mutant''\\
''To
be Cleansed''
->''For
Cleansed''\\
''For
that is the fate of all Mutants''



-->--''[[Franchise/CareBears Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation]]''

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-->--''[[Franchise/CareBears -->-- ''[[Franchise/CareBears Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation]]''



-- ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''

->''Did our master not say this once?''
->''Where there is Distress, therein lies a Story.''
->''Where there is a Story, therein lies a Will.''
->''Where there is a Will, therein lies a Soul.''
-->-- '''Negi to Chachamaru'''; who feared her inhumanity, ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''

->I don't know who decides the laws of the pactio, but organization, spirits of the contract, or whatever you may be, don't you ''dare '' screw with me like this! This desperate, despairing Chachamaru-san I see before me cannot be a simulation! She cannot possibly be artificial! In fact, ''so what if she is artificial! '' Chachamaru-san is our friend!! ''She is real! '' '''And I won't let anyone tell me otherwise!!'''
-->--'''Negi''', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''

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-- -->-- ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''

->''Did ->''"Did our master not say this once?''
->''Where
once? Where there is Distress, therein lies a Story.''
->''Where
Story. Where there is a Story, therein lies a Will.''
->''Where
Will. Where there is a Will, therein lies a Soul.''
"''
-->-- '''Negi '''Negi''' to Chachamaru'''; Chachamaru, who feared her inhumanity, ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''

->I ->''"I don't know who decides the laws of the pactio, but organization, spirits of the contract, or whatever you may be, don't you ''dare '' ''dare'' screw with me like this! This desperate, despairing Chachamaru-san I see before me cannot be a simulation! She cannot possibly be artificial! In fact, ''so what if she is artificial! '' artificial!'' Chachamaru-san is our friend!! ''She is real! '' real!'' '''And I won't let anyone tell me otherwise!!'''
-->--'''Negi''',
otherwise!!'''"''
-->-- '''Negi''',
''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''



-->-- Number "Johnny" Five, ''Film/ShortCircuit 2''

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-->-- Number '''Number "Johnny" Five, Five''', ''Film/ShortCircuit 2''



->''Why do we fear them when they learn speech? They are still dogs, still subordinate. It doesn't change who they are or their loyalty.
->''It is not always fear we run from. Sometimes it is shame.''
-->-- ''The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change'', Kij Johnson

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->''Why ->''"Why do we fear them when they learn speech? They are still dogs, still subordinate. It doesn't change who they are or their loyalty.
->''It
loyalty. \\
\\
It
is not always fear we run from. Sometimes it is shame.''
"''
-->-- '''Kij Johnson''', ''The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change'', Kij Johnson
Change''



-->--[[WrenchWench Para Ventura]], ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''

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-->--[[WrenchWench -->-- '''[[WrenchWench Para Ventura]], Ventura]]''', ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''



-->--ComicBook/SuperManAtEarthsEnd, playing it [[NinetiesAntiHero absurdly straight.]]

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-->--ComicBook/SuperManAtEarthsEnd, -->-- ''ComicBook/SuperManAtEarthsEnd'', playing it [[NinetiesAntiHero absurdly straight.]]



-->--Keith Kessler, Webcomic/TwoKinds

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-->--Keith Kessler, Webcomic/TwoKinds
-->-- '''Keith Kessler''', ''Webcomic/TwoKinds''



-->-- ''Wade Blasingame (No, not the ballplayer; the attorney-at-law!)'', Series/SaturdayNightLive

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-->-- ''Wade '''Wade Blasingame (No, not the ballplayer; the attorney-at-law!)'', Series/SaturdayNightLive
attorney-at-law!)''', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''



-->-- Katrina Bartikovsky, ''Series/RedDwarf: Back To Earth''

->'''Little Red Riding Hood:''' A giant's still a person, isn't it?
->'''Witch:''' Since when are you so squeamish? How many wolves have you carved up?
->'''Little Red Riding Hood:''' A wolf's not the same!
->'''Witch:''' ...Ask a wolf's mother.[[note]]Keep in mind, the Witch had lost her own "daughter," Rapunzel, earlier that same day.[[/note]]
-->--''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''

->'''Sam''': That's stupid. Why would they want [religious texts]? Robots don't have souls.
->'''Sam''': Do they?
->'''Max''': I think that's what they're trying to find out.
-->--''{{Webcomic/Freefall}}'' [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff600/fv00589.htm]]

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-->-- Katrina Bartikovsky, '''Katrina Bartikovsky''', ''Series/RedDwarf: Back To Earth''

->'''Little Red Riding Hood:''' A giant's still a person, isn't it?
->'''Witch:'''
it?\\
'''Witch:'''
Since when are you so squeamish? How many wolves have you carved up?
->'''Little
up?\\
'''Little
Red Riding Hood:''' A wolf's not the same!
->'''Witch:''' ...
same!\\
'''Witch:''' ...
Ask a wolf's mother.[[note]]Keep in mind, the Witch had lost her own "daughter," Rapunzel, earlier that same day.[[/note]]
-->--''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''

-->-- ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''

->'''Sam''': That's stupid. Why would they want [religious texts]? Robots don't have souls.
->'''Sam''':
souls. Do they?
->'''Max''':
they?\\
'''Max''':
I think that's what they're trying to find out.
-->--''{{Webcomic/Freefall}}'' -->-- ''{{Webcomic/Freefall}}'' [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff600/fv00589.htm]]



-->--''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20130409.html]]

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-->--''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' -->-- ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20130409.html]]



-->--''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'''s Misaka Mikoto, lamenting her and her [[CloningBlues Sisters']] shared plight

->'''Sora:''' You go around snatching hope from people... And you call yourself a wizard?
->'''Haruto:''' You have lost your human soul long ago. You don't count as a person.
->'''Sora:''' [[{{Touche}} You got me there...]]
-->--''Series/KamenRiderWizard''

->'''James:''' What? You got your money.
->'''Ash:''' Yeah, well, you almost killed him!
->'''Jessie:''' What are you so upset about? It's just a Pikachu.

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-->--''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'''s Misaka Mikoto, -->-- '''Misaka Mikoto''' lamenting her and her [[CloningBlues Sisters']] sisters']] shared plight

plight, ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun''

->'''Sora:''' You go around snatching hope from people... And you call yourself a wizard?
->'''Haruto:'''
wizard?\\
'''Haruto:'''
You have lost your human soul long ago. You don't count as a person.
->'''Sora:'''
person.\\
'''Sora:'''
[[{{Touche}} You got me there...]]
-->--''Series/KamenRiderWizard''

-->-- ''Series/KamenRiderWizard''

->'''James:''' What? You got your money.
->'''Ash:'''
money.\\
'''Ash:'''
Yeah, well, you almost killed him!
->'''Jessie:'''
him!\\
'''Jessie:'''
What are you so upset about? It's just a Pikachu.



->''"Alongside the Sontarans are the Androgums, a race of food-obsessed aliens who are repeatedly treated as brute savages by all of the other characters... This, of course, is exactly what ''[Robert]'' Holmes was trying to do back in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior}} The Time Warrior]]... The [[{{Flanderization}} steady reduction of his concept]] to '[[PlanetOfHats generic war potatoes]]' was, as ''[Eric]'' Saward guessed, a source of annoyance to Holmes. But he didn’t fix the problem by redoing the Sontarans. He fixed it by creating the Androgums -- essentially the same concept only now they’re food-obsessed instead of war-obsessed -- and having them be humanoid enough that nobody was ever going try [[RubberForeheadAlien to reuse them as generic monsters.]] And then, for good measure, have the story [[{{Deconstruction}} repeatedly and uncomfortably treat them like generic monsters]] even though they’re clearly interesting characters. So basically, the Sontarans without funny masks."''
-->--'''Phil Sandifer''' [[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2012/05/well-prepared-meal-two-doctors.html on]] ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors}} "The Two Doctors"]]

->''"{{The Brigadier}} has wiped out an entire race of alien beings, and the Doctor views it as murder. This is unambiguously an accusation that the Brigadier has committed genocide. Watching it in sequence, it's difficult to imagine how any viewer seeing this wouldn't assume that the Doctor and UNIT were [[AHouseDivided not going to be working together anymore]]. That is, after all, surely the only thing that can possibly follow this. The alternative is for the Doctor to accept genocide -- to say that sometimes intelligent species that have brilliant scientists and civilization -- get exterminated, and that's OK. If the Doctor shows up next episode, [[StatusQuoIsGod he effectively undermines the entire point of this story]]. And of course, he does, and it does."''

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->''"Alongside the Sontarans are the Androgums, a race of food-obsessed aliens who are repeatedly treated as brute savages by all of the other characters... This, of course, is exactly what ''[Robert]'' [Robert] Holmes was trying to do back in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior}} The Time Warrior]]... The [[{{Flanderization}} steady reduction of his concept]] to '[[PlanetOfHats generic war potatoes]]' was, as ''[Eric]'' [Eric] Saward guessed, a source of annoyance to Holmes. But he didn’t fix the problem by redoing the Sontarans. He fixed it by creating the Androgums -- essentially the same concept only now they’re food-obsessed instead of war-obsessed -- and having them be humanoid enough that nobody was ever going try [[RubberForeheadAlien to reuse them as generic monsters.]] And then, for good measure, have the story [[{{Deconstruction}} repeatedly and uncomfortably treat them like generic monsters]] even though they’re clearly interesting characters. So basically, the Sontarans without funny masks."''
-->--'''Phil -->-- '''Phil Sandifer''' [[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2012/05/well-prepared-meal-two-doctors.html on]] ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors}} "The Two Doctors"]]

->''"{{The Brigadier}} has wiped out an entire race of alien beings, and the Doctor views it as murder. This is unambiguously an accusation that the Brigadier has committed genocide. Watching it in sequence, it's difficult to imagine how any viewer seeing this wouldn't assume that the Doctor and UNIT were [[AHouseDivided not going to be working together anymore]]. That is, after all, surely the only thing that can possibly follow this. The alternative is for the Doctor to accept genocide -- to say that sometimes intelligent species that have brilliant scientists and civilization -- get exterminated, and that's OK. If the Doctor shows up next episode, [[StatusQuoIsGod he effectively undermines the entire point of this story]]. And of course, he does, and it does."''



-->--''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant''

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-->--''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant''
-->-- ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant''



-->-- Syera on [[http://www.springhole.net/blog/index.php SH.net]], discussing the problems with ''Eragon''.

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-->-- Syera '''Syera''' on [[http://www.springhole.net/blog/index.php SH.net]], discussing the problems with ''Eragon''.



-->--''Third VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ: Tengoku-hen''

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-->--''Third -->-- ''Third VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ: Tengoku-hen''



-->--''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'', ''chapter 20''

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-->--''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'', ''chapter 20''
-->-- ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'', Chapter 20



->'''Saint''': Friends? She’s a ''machine''. Any emotion she has is calculated. You’re anthropomorphizing her, applying human qualities where there aren’t any.
->'''[[SherlockScan Tattletale]]''': I bet you’re one of those guys who says dogs can’t feel true affection for their owners, that it’s all learned behaviors that get them more food or whatever.

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->'''Saint''': Friends? She’s a ''machine''. Any emotion she has is calculated. You’re anthropomorphizing her, applying human qualities where there aren’t any.
->'''[[SherlockScan
any.\\
'''[[SherlockScan
Tattletale]]''': I bet you’re one of those guys who says dogs can’t feel true affection for their owners, that it’s all learned behaviors that get them more food or whatever.



-->--''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''

->''"You're right. I '''am''' a princess. And, as far as I'm concerned, my family '''exists''' to serve it's people. I get it. You didn't intend to create Nicole. And maybe you don't like having her around. But don't you '''dare''' suggest to me that she isn't a person worth saving!"''
-->'''Princess Sally Acorn''', ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic Universe]]'' #73

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-->--''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''

-->-- ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''

->''"You're right. I '''am''' a princess. And, as far as I'm concerned, my family '''exists''' to serve it's its people. I get it. You didn't intend to create Nicole. And maybe you don't like having her around. But don't you '''dare''' suggest to me that she isn't a person worth saving!"''
-->'''Princess --> '''Princess Sally Acorn''', ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic Universe]]'' #73
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