14.0496 Pokemonian ethics?

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 496.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 09:16:57 +0000
             From: "Gerda Elata" <gerda@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>
             Subject: Re: 14.0082 Pokemonian ethics
    Has there been any recent follow up on "Pokemon"?
    Or could anyone refer me to literature on pokemon - the phomenon - and/or
    the movie?
    Gerda Elata-Alster
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      >                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 82.
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      >          Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 05:59:44 +0100
      >          From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
      >          Subject: [short report with concerns] Pokemon
      > Greetings Humanist scholars,
      > Hi, I hope you're doing well out there. Yesteray, I went to kino to see
      > the *Pokemon film* (may be a Japanese Production) with two small kids.
      > Actually, the film was made for small children to have fun and entertain
      > themselves. But, I was *suprised* to see the film, try to  explain and
      > answer some of the important questions of Humankind regarding Ethics,
      > Dasein and Clonning and raised more contemporary issues concerning
      > Life. I was really absorbed in the film with different characters,
      > especially in "Mu" and "Piccachu". (In film) When the *Menschen* (Human
      > beings), have already clonned the original Mu as "Mutwo". Then, Mutwo was
      > always asking questions, such as "Warum bin ich hier?", "Was sind meine
      > aufgaben?" and many more. Mutwo was asking some questions to himself as,
      > "When *Menschen* have clonned me, then *they* want me to be a slave of
      > *Menschen*. And, the clonned Mutwo was also saying, "Ich bin der Herrscher
      > der Welt" sounds dangerous. So, Is clonning necessary? And, if it is
      > necessary to do the clonning, then What is its *Dasein* and who is creator
      > and created? Then, in clonning *original species* --we'll be loosing our
      > original *Dasein* And, the most deadly scene was --when clonned pokemons
      > were fighting with the original pokemons. (this scenarios is not good,
      > thinking of the Human beings on the planet)
      > BTW..I will do more research on the film and will let you know, later. I
      > also think, the film *Pokemon* would also be making news in United
      > States, Australia & other countries amongst kids and their parents and
      > teachers in schools. The film has more to say and have good pedagogical
      > styles, but children always must see this film with their teachers and
      > parents, so that they can get some good teaching.
      > Keeping my fingers on the keyboard and telescope to the Stars!!
      > Sincerely yours
      > Arun Tripathi

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