Are all fly by wire implementations - that is no mechanical linkages between flight controls and flight control surfaces. So while there is a "fully manual mode", it's manual control of electronic input devices to electronically controlled actuators. While there are mechanical backups available for some flight control surfaces they are intended to be used in the event of a computer failure(4 redundant systems); realistically there is no way anyone is going to land a plane using the mechanical controls for rudder, trim and landing gear.
There is no way to take the electronics that ultimately control the planes' flight out of the equation in any practical sense.
Every one of those systems is controlled by a "computer" and every subsystem is vulnerable to subversion.
Think what would happen if a hacker inserted a multiplier into the code interpreting input from the flight yoke ... a 2 degree steering adjustment at the yoke becomes a 95 degree hard bank ... or a hack that flips the yokes' orientation ... pulling the yoke back causes the plane to dive ... turning the wheel right banks left ... or better yet a simple hack that just tells the fuel system that the throttle is set to idle ...
It would be virtually impossible to keep a modern airliner under control if the basic control systems were subverted.
I know all this and I still fly ... it's still the safest way to travel.
the 2 things are not parallel and should never be treated that way.
ianal but the difference is that lying in court is a criminal offence called ~perjury~... requiring a separate criminal proceeding to resolve. a foul on the ball field is a rules violation that is administratively punished under the same rules during the same "proceeding" (the legal parallel is contempt of court).
the referee (who hands out fouls) in sports is theoretically impartial; the district attorney (who pursues indictments) isn't and has a vested interest in not calling "foul" on the law enforcement "players".
it's like the coach for the home team has taken over the job of referee. we wouldn't accept that in sports why do we accept it in court?
While i'm against doing this to the mentally ill to "let the demons out" I suspect that with the right subjects restrained for the trepanning tool it could be highly entertaining ... infact i'm sure that there are people that would pay to watch!