What are your criteria for knowing whether an experiment is successful or not. John Hobbins has weighed in with some $10 words on a post here at Exploring our Matrix. He uses the words 'success' and the phrase 'not going well'.
I wrote this question and quartet 15 years ago.
What do we value?
life over death but one death over all lifeNow - how do we measure it? Surely not by adjective, nor by prejudice... When is it that we will be satisfied?
pleasure over pain but accepting pain to preserve life
joy over sorrow but sorrow showing the value of life
peace over war but at war with values that prefer death