Can Human Rights Be Accomplished Experiment/Motivation
Victor Porton was severely discriminated in Russia due his unusual religious and political views.
Particularly, as he testifies in official documents, he suffered severe hunger and was beaten by head using a frying pan.
This raised before him the following issue: If I follow the rules of my religion, I am discriminated, I cannot work, preach, do anything useful for the society. Moreover I am beaten by the head what drives me mad, and if I am mad I cannot follow the rules anyway. Among of the direct harm of brain damage, Porton was confused by the fact that brain damage makes a human mad what contradicted his concept of soul. He attempted to correct his religion, such as excluding some of less important rules, but was confused even more being unable to solve this problem.
To resolve this issue, a new religion appeared. The issue with brain and soul was resolved this way: A man thinks with the brain, but soul is an external backup copy of the brain.
He wondered why God would allow this, especially because this prevents him to do good to the society such as mathematical research. Victor Porton decided that God made this with the following purposes:
- to cause him to reject Protestantism and invent a new religion (It is somehow similar to a computer which follows a wrong algorithm and switched to another algorithm until all resources such as memory are exhausted.)
- to cause legal harm, in order to be able to start the lawsuit of this experiment.
So Porton decided to start this experiment of forcing the state to accept the debt arising from the harm caused.
Even if this won't be accepted, Porton counts it as a success because it puts the legal system into a test and produces a "measurable" outcome, to know whether the legal system works or not.
Porton estimated the harm caused by the discrimination for his scientific research as $4 trillion, and request acceptance of the full compensation not only missing professor salary. To check experimentally if gross human rights violations can be defended, Porton decided to check if the full compensation can be assigned, even despite such a request is likely to be ignored what may cause him remaining poor what could harm his mathematical and computer science research.
This experiment bears similarity to:
- Last Judgement (or related events)
- Witnesses of the Apocalypse (however, Porton is more like a plaintiff)
So Porton wants to experimentally check if they are related.