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Anonymous asked in 藝術與人文詩詞與文學 · 1 decade ago

英文演說內容翻譯

各位好,下面的內容是一篇演說,

想請拜託幫忙大致上翻譯,只求意思、語氣上大概對即可,

不過請別直接使用翻譯機,感謝。

Now,the story might seem to good to be true,but when you administer batteries of psychological tests,you get the same results – namely, identical twins separated at birth show quite astonishing similarities.

Now, give both the common sence and scientific data calling the doctrine of the blank slate into question, why should it have been such an appealing notion?

Well, there are a number of political reasons why people have found congenial.

The foremost is that if we’re blank slates, then, by definition,we are equal,because zero equals zero equals zero equals zero.

But if something is written on the slate, then some people could have more of it than others,and according to this line of thinking, that would justify discrimination and inequality.

Another political fear of human nature is that if we are blank slates, we can perfect mankind – the age-old dream of the perfectibility of our species through social engineering.

Whereas if we’re born with certain instincts,then perhaps some of them might condemn us to selfishness,prejudice and violence.

Well,in the book, I argue that these are in fact non sequiturs.

Just to make a long story short:first of all, the concept of fairness is not the same as the concept of sameness.

And so when Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of independence,”We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,”he did not mean “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are clones.”

Update:

內容實在太長,無法一次貼完,

原文在→http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_pinker_chalks_it_u...

欲翻譯的區間為5分30秒至11分之間,若想要word檔可以留言。

有勞各位了,感謝。

Update 2:

我不要google或yahoo線上翻譯的結果,感謝!

Update 3:

TO 混血兒:

幾天前有把文字檔寄出,不曉得你有沒有收到...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    我有去網站上聽過了

    但內容真的很長

    不想一直暫停 看字幕翻

    麻煩寄給我文字檔

    devilrichard0119@yahoo.com.tw

    p.s the person above don't know how to translate at all

    you can check out his profiles...

    Source(s): 美國留學生
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