[quote]Professor X wrote:
I don’t think we can have a meaningful discussion unless you better define the parameters of your premise. A discussion about steroids in a competitive setting where the presumption is that they are against the rules can only lead to the reasonable conclusion that it is cheating. I think you should better define your question / premise if you want a meaningful dialogue.
I doubt he can better define it because speaking in those terms is the same method the media uses. It is a great way to stifle any truly progressive or scientific discussion due to immediately trying to label it “cheating” or simply “bad”…as if HRT hasn’t helped men the world over.
You have a society that basically praises the use of Viagra but turns around and throws tomatoes at men over the age of 35-40 who would like to still feel like they did in their 20’s.[/quote]
Exactly. Generalizations are the language of the media.
“Ethics and Steroids” ? Okay.
Are you asking us if its ethical to take steroids in a competitive setting where it is expressly against the rules? The answer is no. What meaningful discussion could arise from that?
Is it “ethical” to take steroids in a competitive setting where it is not expressly against the rules?
Or, is it ethical to even take steroids?
Define your premise, and then we can intelligently discuss it.