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    Oscar Pistorius.....what next ?

    Oscar Pistorius , a man with no legs below the knee, ran in the Olympics against able bodied men.
    He uses special sprung metal 'legs'.

    What happens when they improve the legs so much that it gives him an advantage?

    I just don't see how an able bodied flesh and blood athlete can compete against a mechanically enhanced athlete......just don't seem right to me.
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    Re: Oscar Pistorius.....what next ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Oscar Pistorius , a man with no legs below the knee, ran in the Olympics against able bodied men.
    He uses special sprung metal 'legs'.

    What happens when they improve the legs so much that it gives him an advantage?

    I just don't see how an able bodied flesh and blood athlete can compete against a mechanically enhanced athlete......just don't seem right to me.
    I see your point. On the other hand people will say if its an advantage to have no legs then you may have your legs cut off.

    I think when the time comes where mechanically enhanced athletes can go as fast or set records, the enhanced and not enhanced will be split for competition. Its a tough call either way. I know they have the Para Olympics but I'm sure for the athletes its not quite the same.

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    Re: Oscar Pistorius.....what next ?

    I agree with you entirely. Allowing that chap to compete has put the Olympics on a course where eventually only artificially enhanced people will be able to win in any competition. So far it's legs, next it'll be eyes, fingertips, mechanical hearts and lungs, replacement oxygen transport fluid. He should never have been let loose.
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    Re: Oscar Pistorius.....what next ?

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I agree with you entirely. Allowing that chap to compete has put the Olympics on a course where eventually only artificially enhanced people will be able to win in any competition. So far it's legs, next it'll be eyes, fingertips, mechanical hearts and lungs, replacement oxygen transport fluid. He should never have been let loose.

    What an unfortunate term t use for a courageous man who lost both legs.

    I agree with Bruv, I don't think It's fair either way but hats off to his courage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I agree with you entirely. Allowing that chap to compete has put the Olympics on a course where eventually only artificially enhanced people will be able to win in any competition. So far it's legs, next it'll be eyes, fingertips, mechanical hearts and lungs, replacement oxygen transport fluid. He should never have been let loose.

    What an unfortunate term to use for a courageous man who lost both legs.

    I agree with Bruv, I don't think It's fair either way but hats off to his courage.

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    What an unfortunate term to use for a courageous man who lost both legs.
    This may be a new use of the word courageous with which I'm unfamiliar. Perhaps you could explain in what sense he's courageous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    This may be a new use of the word courageous with which I'm unfamiliar. Perhaps you could explain in what sense he's courageous.
    You know what ? Talk to yourself.

    As a double amputee It may not be entirely fair to compete with metal sprung legs but your comments are vile and are unnescessary nor helpful to Bruv's thread.

    You really have got a problem....

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscar View Post
    You know what ? Talk to yourself.

    As a double amputee It may not be entirely fair to compete with metal sprung legs but your comments are vile and are unnescessary nor helpful to Bruv's thread.

    You really have got a problem....
    It's not my fault you can't think. Let me try short words.

    We have one single example of a chap running on artificial lower legs. He happens to be a world-class performer. Either we have a massive coincidence, unlikely but possible, or the fact that he has these artificial aids to running is the reason he's a world-class performer instead of a mid-ability county runner. There are a lot more of those than there are runners competing internationally. I suggest the odds are that the legs have propelled his inherent ability and not the other way around. This is a meaningful recognized statistical process - taking one at random out of a set you're less likely to pick at a boundary, in this case excellence, than to pick from within the main body.

    To have had his lower legs removed as useless before the age of one doesn't make his subsequent progress through life courageous in any sense. If it doesn't kill you it makes you stronger, I thought that was the trite truism of this century. Having lost his legs while saving campers from a rampaging wildebeest, that would be courageous. Courage is a deliberate chosen act, not a response to a setback.
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    Re: Oscar Pistorius.....what next ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Oscar Pistorius , a man with no legs below the knee, ran in the Olympics against able bodied men.
    He uses special sprung metal 'legs'.

    What happens when they improve the legs so much that it gives him an advantage?

    I just don't see how an able bodied flesh and blood athlete can compete against a mechanically enhanced athlete......just don't seem right to me.
    Olympic athletes get banned if they try to enhance their performance through chemical means. Would a runner be allowed to wear those springs if he had legs and feet? It would be a fairly simple matter to fashion some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    This may be a new use of the word courageous with which I'm unfamiliar. Perhaps you could explain in what sense he's courageous.
    Could I help here?

    Remembering that you Spot unilaterally want 'read' to read 'red' so you will not stumble when reeding to your grandchildren, saves you pre-reeding it I suppose, or showing a human frailty perhaps.

    I would describe Oscar Pistorius as courageous, in that he has had "To have courage is to have strength to stand in the face of adversity" by standing up to the Athletic ruling bodies.....(On those strange legs too)
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