Brave New World
by aldous huxley
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...and loud noises, fiowers and electric shocksalready in the infant mind thesecouples were compromisingly linked; and after two hundred repetitions of the sameor a similar lesson would be wedded indissolubly. What man has joined, nature ispowerless to put asunder. "They'll grow up with what the psychologists used to call an 'instinctive' hatred ofbooks and flowers. Reflexes unalterably conditioned. They'll be safe from booksand botany all their lives. " The Director turned to his nurses. "Take them awayagain. "Still yelling, the khaki babies were loaded on to their dumb-waiters and wheeledout, leaving behind them the smell of sour milk and a most welcome silence. One of the students held up his hand; and though he could see quite well why youcouldn't have lower-cast people wasting the Community's time over books, and thatthere was always the risk of their reading something which might undesirablydecondition one of their reflexes, yet ... Well, he couldn't understand about theflowers....
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