Jesse MacLeay, Ph.D.

 

Dr. MacLeay has spent a half-century investigating the relationship between the structure and function of living organisms in his quest to find the scientific answer to the question, "What is Life?" Believe it or not he has discovered the answer to this question.

     In 1941 he joined the navy where he became the head engineer on P.T. boats. The mechanical principles he acquired in his training created an interest in the human motor. This sealed the professional role he was to play in life – a human engineer searching for answers about life.

     A breakthrough came when President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the March of Dimes to prevent the dreaded disease poliomyelitis. The best scientific researchers in the world were recruited. The process they used in developing a vaccine coupled with the experimental results revealed to Dr. MacLeay the governing laws of biological growth, which scientifically define life. This definition promises to withstand rigorous scientific scrutiny. In fact, the whole world and its history are documentary evidence of its validity.  In the past few years PET scan studies on the human brain by leading neuroscientists have validated Dr. Mac Leay's premises to be scientific truths. If you're truly interested in solving some of America's most pressing behavioral problems, crime prevention, public school failures, reversing America's present moral decline, improper parenting, etc., you will want to learn how to apply the scientifically proven governing laws of mental growth, which define and characterize human life. Welcome to Life - What a Puzzle!

Human Life Scientifically Defined

          Human Life is a homeodynamic, reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process  governed by five laws of growth and behavior, a continuum across its total spectrum of cells, organs, systems and societies, a mind-body-spirit biological unity modulated by time within and across generations, created by the source of all power (God) and then evolved. 

  The Governing Laws of Behavioral Growth 

Specific AdaptationThe type of external stimulation living structures receive from their environment (nurture) is the type of structural changes that take place. Specific adaptation implies that the agent or agents of stimulation that cause disease and/or damage is the agent that prevents it. Examples: Polioviruses cause paralytic poliomyelitis and polioviruses prevents it by producing growth in the immune system. Teaching (external stimulation) produces growth in a student’s brain specific to the subject being taught. A force or resistance, such as applied in weight training, stimulates for growth in muscles and bones.

Targetzone Intensity of Stimulation – The targetzone is a level of stimulation within a variable range that produces growth in the upward direction, which improves, increases or escalates performance in all functions and behaviors. External stimulation from the environment and internal functioning within the targetzone range of stimulation serve as stimulators for growth in the upward direction. To stimulate humans to reach their full potential, targetzones must be found and applied for all functions and behaviors. Many functional targetzone intensity stimulation methods have already been discovered and applied. Discovering and implementing functional targetzone intensity is absolutely essential if people are to reach their full potential in life.

Structural<->Functional Overadaptation – Growth in the upward direction due to targetzone intensity stimulation. Examples: Targetzone intensity weight training produces growth in muscles and bones that make them stronger. Reading at targetzone intensity levels produces mental growth that increases intellectual capability. Virility of viruses or strength of bacteria that afford targetzone intensity of stimulation to immune systems immunizes against diseases (natural and/or artificial immunity). Confidence training and phobic rehabilitation is a process of finding and implementing a subject’s interpretive targetzone, which produces growth in the brain that increases that particular kind of confidence. Synonyms of overadaptive growth and the living structures involved include: manufacture (molecules and cells), hypertrophy (muscles), generation (life cycle), rise (Empires), etc.   

Structural<->Functional Underadaptation - Downward growth that decreases functional ability or performance as a result of living structures functioning at below targetzone intensity levels - the use-disuse theory of exercise. Synonyms of underadaptive growth and the living structures involved include: pruning (brain cells); atrophy (muscles), degeneration (life cycle), decline (empires), etc.  

General Adaptation with Summation - Multiple stimuli that occur within short time intervals summate to have a total growth effect. Examples: Auditory, visual and kinesthetic stimulations summate when they are given within proximity of each other. Multiple repetitions of lifting weights on a regular basis produce progressively stronger muscles. Multiple escapes from quick and decisive accountability for breaking rules and laws stimulate humans to grow progressively worse until they become hardened criminals. A multiple of stressful experiences that occur within short time intervals summate in their effect and cause psychological depression, which may lead to suicide.

***Extremely Important to Remember – The human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange organ governed by these same five laws of growth.  

  Growth Defined

Growth is a structural change process that increases or decreases functional ability or performance. The structure-function differential determines the upward or downward direction of growth as follows:

  (1) When external stimulation from the environment and/or functional levels are within a structure’s targetzone, it produces structural overadaptation (upward growth).

(2) When external stimulation from the environment and/or a structure’s functional level is below targetzone intensity, it produces structural underadaptation (downward growth), which reduces performance.

(3) When stimulation or functional levels are above targetzone intensity it causes damage and/or disease.

(4) Functional targetzone intensity stimulation varies between approximately 50%-100% of a structure’s present functional capability. The closer a structure gets to reaching its maximal potential, the higher the stimulation percentage must be, and the lower will be its rate of growth.

 

Stimulation for Growth

All environmental agents that come in contact with living material, such as temperature, chemicals, forces, other living organisms, etc., stimulate for growth, which alters functional capability or performance levels.

  Sensory stimulation, Auditory (to hear), visual (to see) and kinesthetic (to feel or touch) also stimulate for growth, which alters functional capability or performance levels, especially of the brain.

 

How Living Structures Grow - Overadaptation or Underadaptation

  (1) By changing the structure within molecules or cells, e.g. Muscles grow upward or downward by increasing or decreasing the size of their fibers.

        (2) By increasing or decreasing the number of molecules or cells, e.g. the immune system increases its number of white blood cells (antibodies) when attacked by foreign agents. The brain generates or regenerates neurons and neurons manufacture molecules, thus forming its neural and dendrite network. Other supporting cells, astrocytes that provide metabolic support for neurons and oligodendrocytes that help the brain heal itself, are manufactured in the brain.

  (3) By using a combination of both methods, e.g., Cardiovascular or aerobic physical fitness training increases the number of red blood cells and also their hemoglobin content, a biochemical structural change that improves their function of transporting oxygen. The brain increases and/or decreases its number of molecules and neurons, which also changes the structure and function of its dendrite network.

 

Proof: The Governing Laws of Growth Operate in the Brain

Summary of neuroscientific research in the 1990s proves that mental functions are structurally based in compliance with the governing laws of behavioral growth. [1]

 THE BORN-AGAIN BRAIN. The single most dazzling advance has been the discovery that the brain can generate new cells. ‘A decade ago, we still had the notion that you acquired all the neurons you would ever have by the sixth month of pregnancy,’ says David Amaral, research director of the MIND Institute and professor of psychiatry at the University of California at Davis. It turns out that that couldn’t be further from the truth.’ Last month, biologists at Princeton University demonstrated that monkey brains constantly produce thousands of new neurons, which traveled to the cerebral cortex, the center of higher intellectual functions. Earlier studies had documented other examples of neuro-genesis (production of new brain cells), such as brain growth in mice placed in stimulating environments and an increase in neurons of canaries when they learn new songs. The same process occurs in humans.” (These studies verify that the brain is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange life process capable of structural overadaptation accomplished by increasing the number of cells and/or molecules.)

 “In an autopsy study of brains of terminal cancer patients who had voluntarily allowed a chemical tracer to be attached to activity dividing cells, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological studies in LaJolla, Calif., found evidence of recent cell division in the part of the brain called the hippocampus in every person studied, ‘We’ve also learned that the brain is much more “plastic,” or malleable than we’d ever thought.’ says David Amaral. It is constantly interacting with the environment and adjusting the way it functions and the amount of processing it does. For instance, we’ve seen how the brain of someone who is blind or deaf takes over the space of one sensory system to maximize another.’” (This study supplies strong evidence that the human brain is a homeodynamic reciprocating function<->structure energy exchange organ capable of being shaped or formed by environmental stimulation. It also demonstrates that auditory and visual stimulation can summate in their structural<->functional effects - the Law of General Adaptation with Summation.)

Alan Leshner, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse claims addictions are a brain disease when he says, “‘Scientists have identified molecules in the brain associated with every major drug of abuse.’ They’ve also found that all drugs have common effects on dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved in the experience of pleasure. ‘Alcohol, heroin, cocaine, nicotine, marijuana--all modify dopamine function in similar ways,’ says Leshner. ‘Initially, people take drugs because they like what it does to their brains, but over time something happens. All of a sudden, you’re taking drugs not because you like them but because you must. This compulsion is the essence of all addiction. Symptoms can be treated, but Leshner warns, ‘Addiction is not like strep throat. It doesn’t go away. Drugs change brain cells in profound, long lasting ways.’” (If compulsion is the essence of all addiction by changing the structure and function of dopamine molecules, it is obvious that behavioral addictions to violence and sexual perversion, a common profile of serial killers are biologically structurally based. Just prior to his execution in an interview with Dr. Charles Dobson, Serial killer Ted Bundy carefully and articulately explained why he grew into an addicted sexually perverted violent criminal. Unfortunately, no one paid attention to what he claimed caused his compulsion - the essence of all addictions.)

 

The quest for immunization against behaviors marches forward as scientists try to develop a vaccine against addictions. [2]

 “The experimental vaccine has been tested so far only in laboratory rats, but a government sponsored study shows it reduced the amount of nicotine entering the animals brains by almost two-thirds. Most significant, scientists say, the vaccine blocked nicotine’s effect in raising blood pressure and it prevented hyperactive behavior that researchers see when they inject the animals with nicotine, the addictive ingredient in tobacco. ‘This suggests that “vaccinated persons would not be able to get a “kick” from the nicotine in tobacco smoke or chewing tobacco’ said Dr. Alan Leshner, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Bethesda, Md., which funded the research, said Thursday. Human trials of the vaccine are planned within two years." (If it’s possible to immunize humans against a “kick” or a “high” from nicotine in tobacco, it’s not out of the realm of possibility to immunize against a “kick” or a “high” resulting from other stimulants, such as pornography and violence.)

“Federal health officials hope nicotine immunization will be the first of several vaccines against addiction. Also in early stages are vaccines against cocaine, methamphetamine and PCP, an anesthetic drug called phencyclidine that is often abused. Leshner said the cocaine vaccine is closest to human trials." (If researchers are successful in immunizing against drug addictions they will be successful in preventing criminal behavior caused by them.)

“Traditional vaccines are designed to stimulate the production of antibodies against infectious organisms, such as, polio or hepatitis virus. The idea of immunizing against addictive substances represents, ‘a very new and different use of the vaccine,’ said Dr. Paul Pental of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. A nicotine vaccine would most likely be used to help smokers quit the habit, although Pental said it might be used to immunize people at high risk of nicotine addiction, such as teenagers who have just started to smoke.” (The idea of immunizing against criminal behavior by producing growth in the brain is also a new and different approach to the prevention of criminal behavior. All addictions produce biochemical structural changes in the brain. Why not immunize children against criminal behavior by producing mental-moral growth that predisposes them to make the right choices throughout life?)

 

Stephen L. Cohen, M.D. and medical journalist, summarizes research on the biological basis of human behavior, which supports my 1939 hypothesis that all education is physical education. [3]

 “For the first time, we’ve been able to correlate specific types of behavior with specific parts of the brain, linking these regions with readily identifiable thought processes. On the basis of these early findings, it appears that physical pathways in the brain may dictate much, it not all of human behavior.” (On the basis of Biological Law we can be assured that physical pathways in the brain dictate behavior.)

“It’s an appealing theory, and it’s consistent with recent research. For example, a 1997 Harvard study has shown a positive correlation between regional blood flow to certain parts of the brain and the level of anxiety experienced by various individuals. Using positron emission tomography to provide images of brain activity, researchers provoked anxiety symptoms in a group of patients suffering from conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder and then watched for increased neural activity in specific locations. They found that increased activity in specific regions of the brain correlated not only with the presence of anxiety but also with the degree of anxiety reported by the individuals.” (The degree of anxiety is synonymous with the intensity of stimulation level and supports the tenet that the human brain is a functional<->structural continuum as growth is in all living structures.)

“In another PET study at the University of Texas, scientists provoked emotions of sadness in healthy volunteers and then looked for changes in blood flow that would indicate shifts in brain metabolism. They found increased metabolism in the ‘limbic’ region of the brain and decreased metabolism in the neocortical region. Intriguingly, when they looked at another group of patients who were recovering from chronic depression, the reverse pattern - involving the same regions - was seen: The neocortical region increased it’s metabolism while the limbic area had diminished activity by parallel changes in brain metabolism.” (Increased metabolism is synonymous with higher functional levels and decreased metabolism with lower functional levels. Long-term metabolic changes are overadaptation or underadaptation processes.)

“A 1999 report in the Journal of Neurosurgery reported how a group of patients experienced notable cognitive, mood and personality changes after surgery for Parkinson’s disease ... All these findings support the notion that human behavior is ultimately the product of physical processes in the brain.” (All these findings also support the notion that the human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange organ governed by the same biological laws of growth that govern all other living structures.)

"All these findings support the notion that human behavior is ultimately the product of physical processes in the brain. If this is true, it has enormous implications for mankind in the next millennium. Imagine a world in which doctors are able to manipulate human behavior the way we manipulate broken bones today." (All these findings support my hypothesis that "all education is physical education,"  which was formulated in the Vermont State Prison in 1939 and scientifically proven many years ago.)

"These new discoveries could have significant implications for the human species, in that they offer us the potential to affect not only our destiny but also our very nature in a species." (Yes, we can control our destiny and the very nature of our species because human life, including the human brain, has been scientifically proven to be a homeodynamic, structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations. For this reason it enables man to live in the image of God or the image of Satan and actually clone our own species.)    

Dr. Cohen asks the following questions and Biological Law gives the answer:

“What ethical choices will we make when we have the ability to profoundly alter not only the heart but also the soul of man?” (We have always had the ability to alter the soul of man because mind-body-spirit is a biological unity governed by the same laws of growth.)

“How far will we go in altering the ‘natural’ tendency of human beings?” (We had better go far enough to structure the conscience of all children and make sure moral behavior becomes a “natural tendency” of human beings or face serious inevitable consequences.)

“What impact will this eventually have on the evolution of our species?” (The specific structures stimulated for will be received because our reciprocating structure<->function process is modulated by time within and across generations.)

 

Dr. Fred Gage, neuroscientist at the Salk Institute, concludes that human behavior can change the structure of the brain. [4]

 

“The body of experiments over the past few years underscores for Gage just how continually interactive the brain is with the world.” (Dr. Gage understands that the brain is a reciprocating structure<->function organ that is formed by nurture.)

 

“‘What I find most exciting,’ he said, ‘is that, taken together, the studies suggest that – throughout one’s life – one’s behavior can change the structure of the brain, and that these changes can in turn affect how we behave in our environment.” (What Biological Law finds most exciting is that taken together, neuroscience studies prove that human life is a reciprocating structure<->function and nurture<->nature energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations – a mind-body-spirit biological unity. Isn’t it exciting that the governing laws of growth formulated from the polio experiments more than a half-century ago, which produced growth in the immune system and prevented poliomyelitis, can now be used to produce growth in the brain and prevent criminal behavior?)

 

In a new set of experiments, Salk scientists are testing mice that have a condition that serves as a model for mental deterioration, such as Alzheimer’s disease, to understand how exercise and new neuron growth affect disease.” (Mental deterioration and structural underadaptation are synonyms.)

 

“The neuroscientists hope the exercise might have a role either in delaying the time when signs of mental decline begin or in slowing the progression of the decline.” (Targetzone intensity exercise produces growth in the circulatory system, which is a general adaptive immunity system: it slows down the degenerative or decline rate and raises the level of resistance against damage from numerous agents of stimulation.)

 

Henriette Van Praag, (a Salk scientist) “also said experiments could be undertaken with people now to test how exercise affects their ability to learn. The experiment is conceptually easy. Following weeks of running or other exercise, people could take some quizzes or perform some talks. But Salk scientists do only basic research into biological processes, not applied studies in people, she said adding, ‘But that would now be worth studying.’”  (PET Scan studies involve basic biological microbehavioral research. Applied studies in people, which has already been investigated and found to be well worth studying, involve basic biological macrobehavioral research. Equivalent conclusions from both types of research can be expected because micro behavior and macro behavior are reciprocating structure<->function entities.)

Research keeps being disseminated that proves the human brain is a homeodynamic reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange organ. [5]

 “All this time they thought it was raging hormones. Or existing angst. Or resentment of authority. But the more fundamental explanation for what goes on in the heads of teenagers lies … in their heads. No sooner have teens made their peace (sort of) with the changes that puberty has inflicted on their body than their brain changes on them, too, reprising a dance of neurons very much like the one that restructured the brain during infancy.” (The more fundamental explanation for what goes on in the heads of teenagers lies in the governing laws of mental growth. Isn’t it interesting that the author’s 1939 hypothesis that “all education is physical education” has now been proven as a scientific truth?)

 ‘“Brain maturation continues into the teen years and even in the 20s,’ says Jay Gield of the National Institute of Mental health. As a result, although today’s teens mature physically at younger ages than their parents, and although they take on many of the behavioral trappings of adulthood, ‘that does not mean that they understand the full implications of their behavior,’ says psychologist Deborah Yurgelun-Todd of McLean Hospital outside Boston. ‘The regions of their brain responsible for judgment, insight and planning are still immature.’” (Immaturity means that the brain is not fully grown or developed in its structure and function.)

“Both the pattern of brain use and the structure of brain regions change through the teen years. The good news is that, around puberty, the brain blossoms with new brain cells and neural connections, something that was thought to happen only in the first 18 months of life.” (Yes, the brain is capable of manufacturing new brain cells and increasing neural connections, which is one method of producing structural overadaptation.)

“Then, between puberty and young adulthood the frontal lobes-responsible for such ‘executive’ functions as self-control judgment, emotional regulation and planning-undergo wholesale renovation. They shrink. The reason seems to be that extraneous neuronal branchings get pruned back. Pruning also occurs in infancy, creating efficient well organized circuitry.” (Pruning is an example of structural underadaptation that improves rather reduces the brain’s functional efficiency.)

Developing the ability to plan, to organize, to manage emotions, to understand others, to exhibit judgment and even to master logic and algebra requires more than slipping software into existing hard-ware. That’s what learning is. Instead, it requires changing the very hardware of the brain. The brain you have when you enter your teen years is not the one you have when you grow out of them.” (The governing laws of growth and the scientific definition of life also prove that learning is a process of changing the hardware of the brain. Learning, then, can also be defined as a homeodynamic reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)

 Research keeps surfacing that proves the human brain is a reciprocating function<-> structure energy exchange organ capable of structural overadaptation. [6]

 “WASHINGTON – Doctors have had little to offer stroke survivors who lost use of an arm. Now Alabama scientists report that patients can regain some movements with special intense rehabilitation – forcing them to use the bad arm by tying down the good one – that may help the stroke-damaged-brain actually rewire itself. Surprisingly, even patients who had strokes years ago improved. ‘This offers hope that people can get better  months and years after the damage has occurred,’ said Harvard Medical School neurologist Dr. Seth Finklestein." (The rewiring is a structural overadaptive growth process, which is possible in all living cells, organs and systems.)

‘“We are on the brink of a revolution in rehabilitation,’ predicts study author Dr. Edward Taub of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, whose brain tests measured an almost doubling of active brain circuitry governing patients’ stroke weakened arms. ‘We are, we believe, rewiring the brain.’” (Dr. Taub’s belief is consistent with the belief of other scientists and certainly complies with the governing laws of mental growth.)

“Doctors once thought the brain was basically hard-wired by early childhood, with certain areas programmed to do certain functions, functions forever lost if cells were destroyed. But a series of recent discoveries uncovered that the adult brain is remarkably more flexible. Now scientists know the brain continually adapts and reorganizes itself, a condition called ‘plasticity.’ Taub’s study suggests intense rehab of the weakened arm helped the brain reorganize to compensate for stroke damage." (Reorganization of blood of dendrite networks is a structural overadaptive growth process.) 

 

    Medical research designed to find the correct doses of antidepressants to give to mental patients prove that genes have variable genetic predisposition levels. [7]

    “WASHINGTON – Doctors accused her of being a hypochondriac: The women suffered dizziness and a racing heartbeat from each antidepressant she tried, even though she was taking doses normally far too low to cause side effects.” (Antidepressants were above her targetzone intensity of stimulation or tolerance level.)

    “The desperate woman finally saw Dr. Raymond Woosley, who scanned her DNA with a special ‘gene chip’ and discovered she actually has a genetic quirk that makes her supersensitive to certain medicines. She’s lucky: Some people die while taking some of the world’s most popular drugs – from antibiotics to heartburn remedies – all because no one knew their genes made them uniquely to devastating side effects.” (Dr. Woosley has found that people’s genes have variable chemical stimulation targetzones.)

    “A new science called ‘pharmacogenomics’ aims to curb the problem by replacing today’s one-dose-fits-all culture with simple tests to help doctors customize prescriptions, picking the safest, most effective drug for each patient’s DNA.” (The safest most effective prescriptions are those that represent targetzone intensity stimulation of genes and/or any living material.)

    “Already, Woosley and colleagues are testing the new technology at Georgetown University Medical Center. Just swab the inside of a patient’s cheek for a DNA sample, and run it over a tiny glass gene chip the size of a postage stamp. The gene detects an errant enzyme system called p450 that affects how safely people metabolize dozens of popular medicines. ‘It’s very clear this concept works,’ says Woosley, a clinical pharmacologist and heart specialist. New research to pinpoint who’s at risk ‘is some of the most exciting stuff I’ve ever seen.’” (Perhaps a “gene chip” can be found to treat mental depression with targetzone drug doses that prevent damage to the heart, damage that may advance the stage of depression and foster increased suicides.)

    “Even the best medicines don’t help everyone. Drugs are sold after they prove an effect on the average disease suffer, not every individual.” (The best medicines must fit the structure being stimulated and genes are constantly changing in structure and function – the homeodynamic nature of life.)

     Discovery and exploration of the human genome speeds the process of solving the puzzle of life. [8]

     “The first practical impacts will be in health. The genome is widely expected to revolutionize the practice of medicine. But the genome’s writ reaches beyond medicine and will redefine knowledge of ourselves, our history, our innate capacities and our relationship to the rest of creation. The conditions of human existence, the reach of human abilities, the purpose of life – at least in a biological sense – have boundaries engraved in the genome’s genomic text.” (The genome’s writ in combination with the governing laws of growth will be necessary in order to revolutionize the conditions of human existence, the reach of human abilities and the purpose of life – at least in the biological sense. Because nurture and nature are interacting entities, the boundaries engraved in the genome’s genomic text will be forever changing.)  

    ‘“There is no doubt that knowledge about different alleles will create the temptation to optimize one’s offspring in terms of their genetic endowment,’ said Dr. Robert Weinberg of the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Mass, referring to the different forms the same gene may take in different people. Discovery of the genes that may underlie intelligence, for example, would open ‘a whole Pandora’s box of possibilities, where someone like myself is no more qualified than someone with a minimal understanding of genetics to make ethical and moral choices,’ Weinberg said.” (Discovery of the genes that may underlie human behavior would open “a whole Pandora’s box of possibilities.” For example, there are genetic predispositions of variable intensities to behave violently because the environment can change the structure and function of genes within and across generations. How else can we explain why successive generations of wild animals kept in passive environments, such as a zoo, become less violent? How can we explain why successive generations of athletes have become bigger, stronger and faster and why intellectual performance of top scholars has progressively improved? How else could generation after generation keep breaking all kinds of performance records unless nurture was capable of changing the structure and function of genes?)

“Population geneticists know that all people are extremely similar genetically and believe the similarities overwhelm the minor differences they are studying. But others fear the differences may not be used so benignly. Dr. Arthur Caplan the ethicist at the university of Pennsylvania believes geneticists underestimate both the appetite for this genetic information and its potential for misuse. ‘People don’t realize how important that drive is to understand ourselves,’ he said. ‘In most parts of the world we define ourselves by blood and kin, and those are not surrogates for genes.’ But once genetic kits have been developed to determine who’s of American Indian ancestry, say, ‘it would not surprise me to see eligibility for casino gambling profits requiring a genetic test,’ Caplan said." (People won’t realize how important that drive is until they understand the effects of nurture<->nature interaction upon our “free will” choices when we make right or wrong behavioral decisions.)

 “He also foresees individual genetic markers being used with brain scans to uncover the genetic basis for anti-social behavior. ‘One of the big surprises for the man in the street will be how much of our behavior is hard-wired,’ Caplan said. ‘And the people involved in the mapping are medical people who don’t spend much time about thinking about the historical and social implications. So there will be lots of bombshells, some of them sadly revisiting some of the bigotry that has cycled around genetics for many years.’” (One of the surprising bombshells will come when society learns that soft-wired behavior is the precursor of hard-wired behavior because life is a continuum and interpretive structural overadaptation is an undeniable property of the human brain.)

 

DNA database study finds many rapists began as petty thieves, which is no surprise to the governing laws of mental growth. [9]

 “WASHINGTON – At least 40% of people who eventually are arrested for rape began their criminal careers with property crimes such as burglary and petty theft, says a study of Virginia’s convict DNA database scheduled to be released today. The Virginia study of 40 rape suspects is the first U.S. analysis of the link between property crime and subsequent sex offenses. It likely will prompt more calls to expand the list of crimes for which DNA is drawn from convicts.” (This finding is not surprising because most violent criminals have committed lower-level crimes prior to the time they commit higher-level crimes in life’s behavioral continuum.)

‘“To catch those who commit the most serious crimes, you’re going to want to collect DNA from those whose crimes at first don’t seem so bad,’ said Paul Ferrara , director of Virginia’s DNA criminal base and co-author of the study. ‘In many cases, ultimately they’re going to prove to be the same people.’” (To catch those who commit the most serious crimes, you’re going to want to make a database of those whose crimes are not so bad. Ultimately they’re going to prove to be the same people because criminal behavior is a  progressive interpretive structural overadaptive growth process in the brain.)

“All states require DNA, the body chemical that carries an individual’s unique genetic code, to be drawn from some convicted offenders. That information is stored on a computer database. Authorities can then check whether DNA taken from crime scenes matches any DNA profile in the database.” (Since nurture and nature interact in the brain, what will our justice system do in establishing guilt or innocence of defendants if scientists discover that DNA is altered by environmental stimulation? The governing laws of growth predict that they will discover behavioral<->DNA interaction in the not too distant future. If DNA profiles prove criminal behavior is predisposed by genes, should criminals be punished or only rehabilitated? They certainly had no choice in selecting their parents!)

 

 

Research proves beyond any doubt that the human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange organ governed by the five laws of biological growth. [10]

 “Just a few years ago, scientists believed the brain was wired forever before age 5, and that over the ensuing decades a person irrevocably lost neurons and crucial brain circuitry until eventually mental decline became noticeable. Not quite. Scientists now know the brain continually rewires and adapts itself, even in old age.” (Yes, the human brain is a reciprocating or interacting structure<->function energy exchange organ capable of structural overadaptation.)

“So cognitive decline doesn’t have to be inevitable. Indeed, mental tests given for ten years to almost 6,000 older people found 70% maintained brain power as they aged, lead researcher Mary Haan of the University of Michigan told the Alzheimer’s meeting this month.” (As long as life exists in organic structures, including the human brain, they will be capable of overadaptation or underadaptation depending upon the direction of the structure<->function differential.)

“Reading habits between ages 6 and 18 appear crucial predictors of cognitive function decades later, said Dr. David Bennet of Chicago’s Rush University. The theory: Challenge the brain early to build up more ‘cognitive reserve’ to counter brain-damaging disease later in life. Bennet is preparing to test that by counting neurons in autopsied brains.” (To challenge the brain means to stimulate the brain at targetzone intensity level, which will produce structural overadaptive growth by manufacturing new neurons.)

“And remember that brain-muscle analogy? Brain scans show mental ‘exercising,’ such as London cabbies do while navigating without a map or pianists do when practicing, makes spots important for those intellectual challenges grow while less-used regions shrink.” (Yes, structural overadaptation and underadaptation are properties of the human brain depending upon the level of thinking, whether it is in a person’s functional targetzone or below it, respectively.)

“But physical health is important, too. A healthy brain needs lots of oxygen pumped through healthy arteries.” (Yes, physical fitness is a general adaptive immunity process because it raises the level of resistance against all kinds of diseases – the Law of General Adaptation with Summation. Mental health is physical health because mind-spirit-body is a biological unity.)

 Sandra Witelson, neuroscientist at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, proves the structure of the brain controls the behavioral function of the brain. [11]

     “KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On the outside, teen-agers appear to be nearly grown up. But inside the skull, a vital part of their brain is closer to a child’s than an adult’s. New findings in neuroscience and pediatric psychiatry link brain immaturity to teens making foolish judgments and reckless decisions.” (Yes, the structure of the brain is responsible for teen-age judgments and behavioral decisions or choices they make.)

    “Some teens have sex too soon. Some experiment with drugs and alcohol. Some see how far their car will fly on a hilly road. Adults have long been puzzled about otherwise ‘good’ kids – smart kids – take deadly chances.” (The structure of the brain of adults is also responsible for their improper sexual and reckless behavior. The human brain, like all of life is constantly growing in the upward or downward direction even though the rate of growth decreases with age – derived from structural overadaptation and underadaptation, respectively.)

    “Now scientists have made a connection. They’ve discovered one of the last parts of the brain to mature is the prefrontal cortex – the very part responsible for self-control, judgment, emotional regulation, organization and planning. Add to that a healthy dose of active hormones, spiked with the power of peer pressure and a need for autonomy. That’s a recipe for teen-age behavior that is risky at the best.” (The structure and function of children stimulated by adults will be the structure and function of children when they grow into adults. That’s a recipe for teen-age and adult-age behavior that is risky at the best because the human brain is a reciprocating structure<-> function energy exchange organ capable of interpretive structural overadaptive growth specific to the type of stimulation received.)

    “The brain does reach about 95 percent of its maturation by age 5. But the prefrontal cortex matures the most between 12 and 20. The corpus callosum, a cable of nerves that connect the right and left halves of the brain, continues growing beyond 20-something. The corpus callosum is linked to intelligence, consciousness and self-awareness.” (Although the rate of brain growth decreases, as one grows older, it continues to grow throughout life – the homeodynamic nature of life.)

 

Neuroscientists add further proof that structural changes in the brain are responsible for adolescent behavior. [12]

     “Parents and experts have always blamed the same hormones that catapult young bodies into adulthood for the sleeping to noon, the reckless driving, the drug use and the other woes of adolescence. But recent research shows that what’s going on above teen-agers’ necks, not raging hormones, explains the changes.” (We’d better start believing that mental growth explains the changes if we want to learn how to control behavior.)

    “Beginning around age 11, the brain undergoes major reorganization in an area associated with things like social behavior and impulse control. Neuroscientists figured this out only in the last few years, and the discovery has led them to see adolescence as a period when the developing brain is vulnerable to traumatic experiences, drug abuse and unhealthy influences.” (Social behavior and impulse control are functions controlled by the biochemical structure of the brain.)

    “Not long ago, neuroscientists thought that the brain stopped growing by the time a child entered nursery school. By then, it was thought nearly all the brain’s wiring had been connected and the only remaining task was to program that hardware. But new brain imaging technologies have shattered that notion. That may explain in part why adolescents are so prone to un-reckless behavior.” (Yes, the structure of the brain, the brain’s wiring, explains why adolescents are prone to un-reckless behavior.)

    “This year in the scientific journal, Nature, researchers presented a series of time-lapse images depicting brain growth from age 3 to 15.The brain images showed a tangle of nerve cells spouting in the part of the brain that sits above the eyes, then a period of ‘pruning’ after puberty, then about half of the new fibers are cut away to create an efficient network of circuits.” (Wiring is a structural overadaptive growth process and pruning is a structural underadaptive growth process.)

    “All this action happens in a part of the brain known as the prefrontal cortex, an area responsible for what neuroscientists call the ‘executive functions.’ Those functions are practically a laundry list of the qualities adolescents often lack – goal setting, priority setting, planning, organization and impulse inhibition.” (Isn’t it obvious that the structure of the brain is responsible for the function of the brain, that life in the brain is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time?)

    “It’s no big secret that things like criminal records and sexually transmitted diseases can really mess up your life. But neuroscientists are learning that less serious stuff have lasting effects too.” (Lack of consequences for minor misbehaviors is serious stuff with lasting effects that really mess up your life.)

    “Scientists conduct most of their research on adolescent brain development, because it would be unethical to experiment with human teens. Craig Ferris, who studies golden hamsters at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, said that in the wild his study subjects enter adolescence when they are ejected from the nest at about 25 days of age. Ferris’ experiments show that a golden hamster’s experiences during this stage can determine how it will behave for the rest of its life.” (Experiments based upon the governing laws of mental growth show that an adolescent’s experiences at this stage of life can determine how humans will behave the rest of their life.)

    “If an adolescent golden hamster is put in a cage with an aggressive adult for an hour each day, it will grow up to become a bully that picks on animals smaller than itself. But it will cower in fear around hamsters its own size. Ferris and his colleagues aren’t exactly sure what to make of the chemical changes they observe. But they are certain that at least for golden hamsters, the experience of being intimidated by an adult during adolescence has permanent effects.” (If adolescent human beings enter into an environment with aggressive adults or peers, they will likely grow up to be violent criminals who bully those less than their own size. Why do you think so many men bully, rape and brutalize women? Biological science is not exactly sure of the exact biochemical structural changes that take place by stimulation from the environment. But they are sure that interpretive structural overadaptive growth is specific to the type, frequency and level of stimulation received. Brain changes can explain adolescent behavior and vice-versa because life is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process at micro-behavioral and macro-behavioral levels.)

 

Additional Applications Help You To Better Understand

The Governing Laws of Behavioral Growth

    Evangelist Billy Graham quotes from the Christian Bible that reveals what humans think are the stimuli that produce wrongful or rightful behavioral growth.  [13]

      “Wrong thoughts are at the root of wrong behavior; as Jesus said, ‘For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy slander, arrogance and folly’ (Mark 7:21-22).” (Biological science explains it in this way: “For from without come the external stimulation that produces structural<->functional growth in the brain, which is responsible for the birth and progressive growth of criminals." 

    “The Bible says, 'whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.' This should be our goal, both for our children and us." (Philipians 4:8)."  (The human brain is a homeodynamic, reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange organ and Specific Interpretive Structural Overadaptation is an undeniable law or property of the human brain. Simply stated: science proves that what we think determines what kind of a person we will grow into, and what kind of a behavioral lifestyle we will lead in the future.)

    

   In an interview with Dr. James Dobson shortly before his execution Ted Bundy accurately explained how he grew into a serial killer. [14]

 “Hours before his execution, Ted Bundy coolly traced his origins as a serial killer describing how boyhood glimpses of violent pornography became ‘an addiction’ that grew until his ‘destructive energy’ exploded from fantasy into reality.... ‘There are loose in the towns and their communities people like me today whose dangerous impulses are being fueled day in and day out, by violence in the media... particularly sexual violence.’ Bundy said in a video tape Monday.” (The frequency duration and intensity of violence and pornography stimulated for progressive interpretive growth until Bundy became addicted to both sexual perversion and violence - The Law of Specific Interpretive Structural Overadaptive Growth in the brain.)

 “Prodded by Dobson to explore the sources of his violence, Bundy said that during his murder rampages, ‘the unique thing about how it worked...is I still felt in my regular life the full range of guilt and remorse about other things.’ But the murders, he said were ‘compartmentalized’ in his brain, a ‘very well focused, very sharply focused area that was a black hole that was like a crack and everything that fell into that crack hole just disappeared.’” (Bundy’s explanation is consistent with the findings of the most recent brain scan research. Lesions in his brain may have been responsible for his bizarre behavior. The structure of his brain was responsible for the function of his brain because life is a reciprocating structure<->function process.)

“‘I have lived in prison for a long time now, and I’ve met a lot of men who were motivated to violence just like me. And without exception, every one of them was deeply involved in pornography,’ he said. Claiming he was ‘essentially a normal person’ who grew up in a normal home, Bundy said: ‘People need to recognize...those of us who have been so much influenced by violence in the media, in particular pornographic violence, are not some kind of inherent monsters. We are your sons and we are your husbands and we grew up in regular families. And pornography can reach out and snatch a kid out of any house today.’” (Society must recognize that Bundy was telling the truth and that sexually perverted and violent monsters can be created in regular families by natural progressive stimulation for upward growth.)

 “But, Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis, a psychiatrist who examined Bundy as part of a last-ditch attempt to save him from execution, said Bundy’s first home was that of his maternal grandparents, with a grandfather who was ‘an extremely violent and frightening individual.’ The grandfather would kick dogs, swing cats by their tails, beat people who angered him, and read pornography voraciously, the Connecticut psychiatrist said.” (This suggests that Bundy was genetically predisposed to violence and/or sexual perversion at a relatively high level. Stimulation from his environment combined with his genetic predisposition to have a total growth effect – The Law of General Adaptation with Summation.)

‘‘‘You keep craving something that is harder, harder, something which, which gives you a greater sense of excitement. Until you reach a point where the pornography only goes so far, you reach that jumping-off point where you wonder if maybe actually doing it would give you that which is beyond just reading it or looking at it,’ Bundy said.” (Wondering is a thinking function capable of stimulating for structural overadaptation. Isn’t it obvious that Bundy’s craving something harder and harder was caused by progressive interpretive structural overadaptive growth in his brain specific to the type of stimulation?  

In Bundy’s case the frequency, duration and intensity of visual, auditory and kinesthetic stimulation caused him to grow into an addicted violent and sexual perverted serial killer. Four of the five governing laws of behavioral growth have been portrayed in his story: Specific Adaptation, Targetzone Intensity Stimulation, Interpretive Structural<->Functional Overadaptation and General Adaptation with Summation.)  

 

 Rueben Greenberg, chief of police, Charleston, South Carolina, claims swift decisive accountability plays a key role in crime prevention. [15]

 “‘Without accountability there can be no respect, no trust, no law—ultimately no society.’” He advocates punishing first offenders swiftly and surely, though not necessarily harshly. ‘We’re giving too many people 10 chances. By his or her 10th crime, it’s too late to teach a different life to someone who lives for only right now. How fast would you learn to get your hand off a hot burner if it took a year to feel the pain?’” (Yes, Chief Greenberg we must punish offenders quickly and decisively if we expect to prevent the biological birth and growth of crime.)  

“‘Thirty years ago, if a crime was committed, society was considered the victim of the criminal. Now, in a stunning reversal, the criminal is considered the victim of society. He is no longer the culprit. The culprit is said to be the victim of his own underprivileged upbringing—the school that didn’t teach him to read, the church that failed him with moral guidance—the parents who didn’t provide a stable home. These, it is argued, are the causative factors that create a hoodlum who robs and rapes an elderly woman. This trend toward permissiveness—spinelessness might be a better word— can’t be reversed overnight. But a start has to be made, unless we want to stand by and watch our society commit suicide.’” (Being poor may be a risk factor in a social disease, but it is not a specific cause of crime, and cannot be accepted as an excuse to disobey the law. If this growth continues our society will be committing suicide.)

“‘You are the ones, who plant or fail to plant the seeds of character in your children,’ he said to parents. ‘You must not be content merely to be kind; true kindness includes the application of discipline. You must not automatically accept excuses for unsatisfactory behavior, or glib promises to behave better. You must not threaten punishment and then fail to carry out your threat. You must strive from the beginning to implant in your youngsters the capacity to feel shame by letting them know that, just as there are actions for which they can win praise, so there are actions that reverse—lying, cheating, stealing—and people who do such things are inferior.’” (Yes, chief Greenberg, society must structure the conscience of children during their developmental years.)

“‘What about the teacher’s responsibilities?’ he asks: ‘to them I would say, your classroom is society in miniature. Do all you can to nourish and protect it by reversing the false doctrine that there are always extenuating circumstances that excuse bad behavior. Cultivate internal controls in your students whenever you can by getting them to help impose standards of behavior upon one another.’” (Yes, chief Greenberg, the parents are the first inoculators, but schools must give the booster shots to raise children’s level of resistance against engaging in criminal behavior.)

“Work constantly to persuade the school administration to tighten up on discipline. I know of one high school where the first time a student is caught with drugs, he’s warned. The second time, he may be suspended; the third, possibly expelled. I said to the principal, ‘Why two warnings? That’s just an invitation to transgress. The kid knows that he’s got one free shot at wrongdoing. Make your policy clear and suspend him the first time.’ And I told him of a rabbi’s words I’d once read: ‘Punish severely the first offender, for in him lies the greatest hope of reform.’” (Yes, chief Greenberg, to stop the birth of crime, schools must punish quickly and severely the first offender.)

“‘I would teach my students that the principle of accountability runs through the universe. A wise teacher might say to a high school class: If you choose to play around with drugs, the cops may never catch you. But your body is accountable to the laws of chemistry and biology.” (Greenberg is saying our bodies may not be held accountable to legal law but they will be held accountable to Biological Law.)

“Restore the concept of punishment—fair, swift, sure punishment—to its rightful place as one of the key pillars of accountability.... Today in this country, criminals do not fear the law because in most cases its penalties are so slow or watered down that any deterrent effect is almost lost.” (Greenberg is saying if we restore quick decisive punishment at a level above each offender’s negative growth levels, we will not be forced to put people into prisons.)

“‘No one can really force accountability upon us, we have to impose it upon ourselves in countless little ways every day, not trying to get a traffic ticket fixed or to wriggle out of a summons for jury duty, small daily decisions that taken together, determine the moral fiber of a nation.’” (Chief Greenberg is trying to afford the external stimulation required to have students become self-motivated to follow rules and laws.)

  

A prisoner explained his biological birth of crime and its progressive upward growth to lack of quick decisive accountability. He explains, [16]

    “Being a fool (age 16), I considered my dad an old fogey. As time went on I became an even bigger fool. I kept getting into one jam after another. My dad said I had to learn discipline, and sooner or later I would learn it, in the army or in prison. Again I laughed.” (Juvenile offenders will learn discipline only when the level of accountability is greater than the negative interpretive growth level of offenders.)

 “I had done some experimenting with alcohol, pot, acid and PCP and was fogged up a lot.... I made it through high school (a miracle), flunked out of college and finally went into the army. My know it all attitude got me sent home in less than six months with an honorable discharge (Another miracle).” (These miracles summated and caused the prisoner to grow progressively worse.)

“I got into trouble with the law and got lucky again. I got off on probation. By this time I was 19, an adult fool and a know-it-all. By the time I was 20, I got into another mess (bigger this time), and the judge gave me 12 years.” (Getting off on probation was your worst enemy. Of course your mess was bigger this time, interpretive structural overadaptation from lack of accountability is the culprit.)

“I’m in prison now with guys who may have AIDS, counting the days until I can get out of here and make some kind of a life for myself. The point I want to make is this: Even if you don’t agree with your parents, listen to them. They have been your age but you haven’t been theirs. If you make a mistake, don’t try to lie out of it. Take the consequences.” (The point biological science wants to make is this: Unless punishment is greater than the summated negative interpretive growth level of offenders, we’re just whistling in the breeze.)  

 

    Joint statement by medical professional organizations enhances the probability that society will soon accept the governing laws of  biological growth and behavior as common sense. [17]

    “WASHINGTON – Children love teen horror flicks, shoot-em-up interactive video games, hard-core rock and rap risqué television.” (The specific structures stimulated for will be received and will carryover into adult lifestyles.)

 

     “And in one of the most definitive statements yet on violence in American culture. Four national health associations link violence in television, music, video games and movies to increasing violence among children. ‘Its effects are measurable and long lasting,’ the four groups say in a statement. ‘Moreover, prolonged viewing of media violence can lead to emotional desensitization toward violence in real life.” (Moreover prolonged viewing of media violence will stimulate for violent mental growth in real life in accordance with the frequency, duration and intensity of auditory and visual stimulation.)   

    “The joint statement by the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was to be the centerpiece of a public health summit Wednesday on entertainment violence organized by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. ‘The conclusion of the public health community, based on over 30 years of research, is that viewing entertainment violence can lead to increases in aggressive attitudes, values and behaviors, particularly in children,’ the organization statement says." (With the help of these professional behavioral organizations the governing laws of growth should be accepted as being common sense. Society should not underestimate the profound effect entertainment violence has on producing violent behavior by adults as well as children.)

 

     “Advocating a code of conduct for the entertainment industry, Brownback compared the statement to the medical community declaring cigarettes can cause cancer.” (The governing laws of mental growth support Brownback’s comparison.)

 

     “Jeff Bobeck, a spokesman for the National Association of Broadcasters, said television now has V-chips and a rating system to help parents take care of what their children watch. ‘We think more parents need to control their remote control,’ Boback said.” (In essence, Biological Law thinks the National Association of Broadcasters should accept the responsibility of policing broadcasts. They should not overlook the fact that their broadcasts stimulate children and parents to grow into more violent humans.)

 

    Hate crime murder shows that tatoos serve as visual stimuli that produce interpretive structural overadaptation growth, which escalates racial hatred. [18]

 “A jury in Jasper must decide if John King is guilty in last summer’s murder of James Byrd Jr. But King offers a body of work that strongly suggests he is capable of such a crime. That body of work is his own grotesquely tattooed body reflecting his grotesquely warped mind.” (If King’s tattoos reflected or mirrored a grotesquely warped structure in his mind, how did that structure form in the first place? As we follow his trial let’s keep in mind that communication that reflects a person’s or a society’s present level of behavior may serve as targetzone intensity of stimulation that escalates that specific behavior – The Law of Specific Overadaptation.)

“King is a walking smear of graffiti, a colorful showcase of hate and violence that advertises his embrace of racism and Satanism. Among his prized markings: a black man hanging from a tree; the words ‘Aryan Pride’, the logo of the white-supremacist Confederate Knights of America; neo-Nazi lightening bolts with an ‘SS’ symbol; Satan; a Madonna holding a baby Jesus with horns: an upside down pentagram; and a goat’s head.” (Biological Law doesn’t know if the chicken or the egg came first, but it does know that the human brain is a reciprocating function<->structure energy exchange organ capable of growth that escalates specific types of hate and/or violence.)

“King’s attorney, Sonny Cribs Jr., says the tattoos are innocent. ‘I don’t think the tattoos themselves make him a racist,’ he said. That’s far-fetched. It’s not as if, on a lark, King decided to go down to the tattoo parlor and get ‘Mother’ or ‘Keisha’ engraved on his arm as a testament to loving devotion. Much thought, such as it is, went into the painful designing of his body.” (The grotesque tattoos kept King’s mind focusing or dwelling on hate. This thinking increased the frequency of functional stimulation to produce upward mental interpretive growth. The “much thought” that went into the painful designing of his body, the thoughts that reflected his hatred, also went into the painful designing, structuring or wiring of his brain that eventually triggered his murder.)

  

Testimony in King’s trial for murder reveals an earlier stage of his negative interpretive growth on his path toward murder. [19]

After spending two years in a nearly all-black penitentiary, John William King returned home to Jasper in 1997 carrying a special venom against blacks. And when he wasn’t talking about it, his racist prison tattoos - inked over both arms - did the talking for him.” (Retaliation by black prisoners stimulated King to grow even more prejudiced against them - through  interpretive structural overadaptive growth in the brain.)

 

Additional testimony by defense attorney at King’s trial in Jasper verifies the growth stimulating effect “reverse prejudice” had on him. [20]

 “Defense attorneys say the tattoos showed black inmates who outnumbered him at the Beto I Unit Prison that they shouldn’t mess with King. He came home different from prison, they say, blaming the Texas prison system for forming his beliefs.” (To the contrary, the racial hate tattoos stimulated blacks to rise against him rather than to leave him alone.)

“At the same time, King bragged about the tattoos in letters from prison to teen-age girls back home in Jasper. In letters found in his apartment, King went to great lengths to put a 30-point list of bylaws for his group of Texas Rebel Soldiers, where membership in the ‘Reich’ was limited to ‘the white Aryan race.’” (There is no question that by this time King had grown addicted to racial hatred against blacks and  lost his volitional control.)

 

A defense witness testifies that King’s level of hatred, can be traced to his prison environment. [21]

 “John ‘Big Moe’ Mosley, who is serving time for burglary and sexual assault, gave King some of the tattoos that cover much of his body. He said King got tattooed to send a message that he would fight to protect himself from black inmates who preyed on white prisoners of small stature. ‘If you don’t fight, you got to give them your momma’s money and give them sexual favors,’ Mosley said.” (King’s prison environment afforded the stimuli that produced interpretive structural overadaptive growth in his brain that further escalated his hatred of black people.)

 

Defense attorney Haden Cribbs erroneously challenges the state’s contention that tattoos fueled king’s murder of Byrd. [22]

 “Cribbs attacked the state’s contention that King’s beliefs, illustrated in neo-Nazi tattoos and racist writings from a stint in prison, fueled the killing.” (Cribbs should have agreed with the state’s contention and then claim that Kings stint in prison indeed fueled the killing that the prison environment was partially responsible for his client’s behavior.) 

"Cribbs said King was a normal boy from Jasper who ‘had something happen to him in prison.” (Biological Science says that most, if not all, criminals are normal boys who have something happen to them in Life)

 

Psychiatric analysis of King’s mind-set after his guilty verdict in Jasper verifies that he grew into a behavioral addiction - a stage of growth causing people to lose volitional control of their behavior. [23]

 “John William King’s anti-social and racists beliefs and behavior indicate he couldn’t be rehabilitated in prison, two psychiatrists Wednesday told jurors who must decide whether to execute him.” (As is the case with viral and bacterial diseases, when people get a terminal disease, rehabilitation becomes impossible regardless of the power of the medicine.)

“The state’s psychiatric expert, Edward Gripon, a Beaumont psychiatrist, testified that King’s beliefs and his crime painted a bleak picture of his future. ‘The sheer magnitude of some offenses are so extreme and so dramatic that they sort of remove all doubt as to what a person is capable of,’ Gripon told jurors. ‘And if they’re capable of something on one given day, it would be logical and reasonable and just plain common sense that that’s just not going to go away.’” (It’s also logical and reasonable and just plain common sense to conclude that King’s stage of growth was environmentally induced and summated over time until it became irreversible.)

“‘Anyone who had white supremacist or any other kind of racial feelings, if they are heavily invested in that ideology, then those are beliefs that aren’t going to dramatically go away,’ Gripon said. ‘That person would be potentially dangerous in a number of settings. Certainly a prison setting would be a dangerous environment.’” (Anyone who receives sufficient hate stimulation from the environment will eventually reach a stage of interpretive growth that will not dramatically go away.)

 

Newton Collins, foreman of the jury, and other jurors express their views concerning a damaging statement written by King. [24]

 “‘Though I remain adamant about my innocence, it’s been obvious from the beginning that this community would get what they desire,’ King wrote in the statement, ‘so I’ll close with the words of Francis Yockey. ‘The promise of success is with the man who is determined to die proudly when it’s no longer possible to live proudly.’” (By this time King had grown into an advanced stage of addiction, a terminal disease with no chance of curing his racial hatred.)

’”Stone faced jurors, fielding questions through Collins and fellow juror Karen Lequeta Flowers, appeared to take little pleasure in their decision on King's statement. 'I think it's really sad that he feels his fate is predetermined, said Parker, a 41 year-old teacher from nearby Buna. 'As sad as it is,' she said, 'whether he's a victim of his environment, he still has the mind and the heart that we're supposed to use to make good judgements. Mr. King chose poorly." (As sad as it is, King's immoral and illegal decisions came from a brain structure formed by prior environmental external stimulation. The human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function organ capable of specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth. This  is the reason Mr. King chose poorly.)   

 

 

In the aftermath of King’s trial in Jasper, editorial writer Rick Casey adds insight into the cause of racism and its two-way street. [25]

 “Today, 451 men and women sit on Texas’s death row. Fifty-nine are black men whose victims were white. This admittedly is partly, but only partly, because blacks kill more whites than vice versa. Texas may be the worst of the lot in this racism ratio, but it’s a bad lot.” (East Texas’ environment stimulated for King’s negative interpretive growth that eventually grew into extreme hatred and murder. The structure stimulated for by an environment will be received – the Law of Specific Interpretive Structural Overadaptation.)

“So much that two years ago Alabama drew national attention for the first execution in that state of a white man who killed a black since 1913 when a couple of thugs slew a black cockfighter. In the recent Alabama case, a jury made up of 11 whites and one black had sentenced Henry Hays to life in prison, but Alabama is one of four states that allow judges to overrule juries in capital sentencing. According to Rick Halperin, a professor at Southern Methodist University, that power has been used more often - to send black men to death row.” (And that kind of power has also sent king to death. Racism is a two-way street according to the governing laws of mental growth.)

“As with the Jasper killing, Hays’ act was a sensational hate crime, which makes it an anomaly. Grisly equality will come only when white men are executed for the same kinds of killings of blacks that send black men to their death.” (Equality will come only when blacks and whites are educated  to comply with the governing laws mental growth.)

“Much has been written about what the Jasper incident says about Jasper, about East Texas and about American Society. I think we would more usefully explore what it says about what we are accomplishing by warehousing so many young men in hostile prisons where joining a racist gang - no matter what the race - is a matter of survival.” (Biological science thinks we should more usefully explore the governing laws of growth. American Society is its own public enemy #1.)

  King’s Criminal Profile

* Adopted at Age 1 by his aunt and her husband who became his mother and father.

* Raised in Jasper, Texas, known to be a racially oriented community, which likely planted the seed that gave birth to his prejudice against blacks.

* His mother and an older stepsister treated him as an angel who could do no wrong - a home environment of unstructured freedom with undisciplined love rather than tough love that stimulated for his biological birth of crime.

* He was allowed to rule the roost in his home, which very well may be responsible for creating a mind-set of self-empowerment.

* His mother died when he was 16, which heightened his unrestricted freedom and negative mindset even further.

* Conflicts arose in school and he dropped out in the 10th grade even though he was slightly above average in intelligence - (IQ 110)

* Committed burglary as a teenager and was sent to juvenile boot camp, but was paroled shortly thereafter - punishment too little and too late, which advanced his stage of growth into criminality.

* He broke his parole and was sentenced to a mostly all-black prison where they physically abused him on the first day of his incarceration, which further escalated his growth into hatred of blacks.

* Black inmates with threats of bodily harm frequently blackmailed him if he didn’t payoff with Momma’s money or sexual favors, which further escalated his hate of black people.

* Released from prison too early without adequate treatment to cure his growth disease. By this time, his hatred had likely grown into an irreversible addiction with loss of volitional self-control.

  

Biological Science's Verdict In The Jasper Trial 

Guilty of Natural Interpretive Structural overadaptive growth 

    

In the aftermath of the Culumbine High School shootings, Miami Herald writer Leonard Pitts attempts to answer the question: Why? [26]

 “It is the most urgent question, the only one that seems to matter as we stand gasping in the silence of the aftermath.... Ph.D.s and heads of impressive-sounding institutions confront the question on TV news forums. The rest of us meet at the water cooler or dinner table. And all of us promulgate answers. This one says the tragedy happened because we took prayer out of the schools. The other one argues that the lesson is that parents are too removed from the lives of their children. This one over here blames the gun culture. The one over there condemns the media’s almost pornographic obsession with violence. None of it explains. None of it truly answers the question that burns like fire and haunts like spirits: Why?” (Why? All of them combined answers the question that burns like fire and haunts like spirits. The Law of General Adaptation with Summation teaches us that all these answers combined in their effects  and produced an advanced stage of growth that triggered the shootings.) 

"I’ve combed through what’s been revealed about the lives of these two individuals, but the information is frustrating and fragmentary. We know they had a penchant for violent video games. That they bore a grudge against blacks, Hispanics and jocks. That they were fascinated by grim, Gothic themes. That they banded together in a community of outsiders, the so-called Trench Coat Mafia. That they got bullied alot. You pick gingerly through those meager clues, thinking that if you’re just smart enough and careful enough, the answer to ‘Why?’ will jump out at you." (If your smart enough to learn the governing laws of mental growth the answer will jump out at you – failure to make them pay severe consequences for breaking lower level rules and laws during childhood and growing up in a racist environment.)

 

“But the profile we are offered of Harris and Klebold is one that could fit many lonely, disaffected kids. The rest of them will grow up and get on with life. Harris and Klebold took life instead – killed others with joy and saved their last bullets for themselves. Why?” (Why? Because Harris and Klebold had reached a more advanced stage in their mental growth behavioral disease than other lonely, disaffected kids.)

 

“This was a special category of evil. It was a singular wickedness, a distinctive depravity. And it reinforces in me a belief that some human spirits are simply inherently, defective, diseased and vile. Why is that?" (Why is that? Human spirits are simply derived from the human brain's nature<->nurture and structure<->function interaction process. Mind-Body-Spirit is a biological unity governed by the same laws of growth within and across generations.) 

 

William Raspberry reports PET Scan research by Adrian Raine, psychology professor at the University of Southern California. [27]

The brains of the murderers showed poorer functioning of the prefrontal cortex, which, according to Raine, ‘predisposes an individual to violence’ by increasing risky behavior, reducing self-control and social judgment and diminishing reasoning ability." (Raine’s research supplies evidence that the human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function organ capable of mental interpretive growth.)

Raspberry brings nurture and the judicial system into the picture when he says, “If a victim of Tourette’s syndrome should escape punishment for behavior that would get you or me convicted of (at least) disturbing the peace, should the brain impairments Raine found have cleared killers of murder? There’s more: We know that violent offenders are more likely to have grown up in abusive homes. If a baby is repeatedly and roughly shaken, the white fibers that link the prefrontal cortex with other brain structures can be lacerated, effectively cutting off the rest of the brain from prefrontal regulatory control.... Drug and alcohol abuse may also contribute.” (Any brain damage can have an effect on levels of violence and possibly cause the loss of volitional control, but natural mental growth is the cause of most criminal behavior.)

 

“But suppose it wasn’t injury or disease that caused the abnormal brains of the murderers. Suppose it was genetics? Genetics exacerbated by improper nutrition or by the stress of living in a violent or economically deprived neighborhood? Most of the questions raised by Raine’s study have no scientific answers. Thus we have generally held that people are responsible for what they do unless they lack physical control or too young or mentally immature to know what they are doing.” (Many of the questions raised by Raine’s study do have scientific answers. Both brain damage and normal brain growth can cause loss of volitional control and subsequent violent criminal behavior.)

 

 Scientists at the Yale School of Medicine prove that genes and the environment interact to cause addictions. [28]

 “Cocaine may be one of the toughest addictions to cure because it triggers a buildup of a protein that persists in the brain and stimulates genes that intensify the craving for the drug, new research suggests.” (Intensifying the craving for drugs is derived from interpretive structural overadaptive growth.)

“The protein isn’t produced in the brain until addicts have used cocaine several times, or even for several years. But once the buildup begins the need for the drug becomes overpowering and the user’s behavior becomes increasingly compulsive. ‘It’s almost like a molecular switch,’ said Eric Nestler, who led the research. ‘Once it’s flipped on, it stays on, and doesn’t go away easily.’” (The buildup refers to an interpretive structural overadaptive growth process.)

 

“The findings, to be published today in the journal Nature, were called ‘elegant’ and ‘brilliant’ by other researchers who said if offers the first concrete proof that drug use triggers a specific long-term change in the brain chemistry."  (A specific long-term change in the brain chemistry is evidence that the Law of Specific Adaptation applies in the brain.)

 “The study indicates genetics is less a factor in addiction than prolonged drug use, said Alan Leshner, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which funded part of the study. ‘Your genes don’t doom you to be an addict,’ Leshner said. ‘They just make you more, or less, susceptible. We’ve never found one gene that keeps you from being an addict, or one that dictates you’re going to be an addict.’” (This study supplies convincing evidence that there are genetic predispositions of variable intensities to behavioral addictions.)

 

Profile of teenager on death row illustrates the mental growth process that finally led him to murder. [29]

    “On a rainy March morning in 1997, San Antonian Randy Arroyo, then 17, and his 18-year-old friend, Vincent ‘Flaco’ Gutierrez, abducted Air Force Capt. Jesse Renato Cobo so he could steal his car. When Cobo apparently tried to escape from the passenger seat of his car, where he was being held captive, Gutierrez shot him twice in the chest. The pair then pushed Cobo’s body onto the highway in the path of oncoming traffic. Both youth’s got death sentences.” (Let’s take a look at Arroyo’s background and see what stimulated him to grow into a hardened criminal.)

 

    “Arroyo hadn’t exactly been a model student when he and Gutierrez caught up with their victim. Like many prison inmates, Arroyo had a troubled past and a bad temper, according to Arroyo and his family.” (That’s not surprising when you realize the biological birth of crime is a small misbehavior without quick and sufficient accountability.)

 

    “His father drank too much, could barely hold a job and was a rare presence in the home. His mother, who struggled on welfare to keep the family afloat, died of AIDS when Arroyo was 12. By then the baby faced Arroyo was on a fast track to nowhere.” (Poor children who live in this type of household get away with misbehaviors more frequently than other children. Each escape from accountability produces interpretive structural overadaptive growth that raised his confidence to resist authority at progressively higher levels. By the time his mother died he had probably reached his second stage of criminal growth, a level that requires extended treatment to reverse his negative growth and keep him off his fast track to nowhere.)

 

    “At thirteen he was convicted in juvenile court of stealing automobiles and joy riding and was sentenced to probation.” (Probation is often too lenient and too late, and likely advanced Arroyo's growth stage into criminality, rather than turning his behavior around.)

 

    “He was written up for behavioral problems at Mac Arthur High School, failed most of his classes, and was sent to an alternative school. In late 1996, he was convicted of criminal mischief for trespassing on the MacArthur grounds. A few months later, he and Gutierrez wound up charged with capital murder.” (Most alternative schools are merely supervision schools with little authority or expertise on how to restructure the human brain. Generally, capital murderers have advanced to a high stage of criminal growth. The brain structure Arroyo was externally stimulated for was the brain structure he received in accordance with the type, frequency, duration and intensity of stimulation he received.)

 

Jervia Herendeen, English teacher in the Texas Department of Corrections, knows that prisoners need help, not just punishment. [30]

 

    “In his January 14 comment, ‘Texas’ prisons prove long terms do the job’ Morgan Reynolds stated, ‘TDC has been successful at caging criminals but less so at reforming them.’ How right he is! In spite of building more prisons and keeping them full, recidivism rates, by some estimates soared to a staggering 85 percent. Their sentences served, offenders return to old neighborhoods, relapse into old habits, and the wheel of destruction continues.” (When offenders return to old neighborhoods and acquaintances they receive the same stimulation that originally caused them to grow into criminals.)

 

    “Our society, our neighborhoods, our families need those inmates to be healed, to grow morally and intellectually so they go home with changed hearts and minds.” (They need to have their brains morally restructured so they go home with changed minds. Changed hearts or changed souls are derived from molecules and/or cells located in the dendrite network of the brain.)      

  

    “Most inmates didn’t ‘happen’ into crime. A great many have a generational history of criminality, neglect, abuse and wrong thinking. To truly “reform” they must understand the root causes of destructive behavior, accept responsibility and retrain their minds.” (Yes, Jervia, the human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange organ modulated by time within and across generations.)

 

    “In his book ‘Life: What a Puzzle!’ Dr. Jesse MacLeay addresses the fact that over time, wrong thinking becomes wrong behavior. ‘The root cause of crime is mental growth, and only mental growth can optimally prevent it.’ Yet only the most severely and obviously disturbed inmates are given any type of support to bring this about.” (Wrong thinking becomes wrong behavior because interpretive structural overadaptation, not merely adaptation, is a property of the human brain. When criminal behavioral disease advances into its higher stages, the probability of rehabilitating criminal minds gets less and less, just as it does when attempting to cure those who are in advanced stages of bacterial and viral diseases.)      

 

 

    Citizens state views on criminal justice and the governing laws of mental growth critique them. [31]

   

Animals’ give up right – Hugh Hudson

 

    “The article on teen-agers sentenced to death sentence raises some disturbing questions. While the concept of a death sentence is repugnant, so is the concept of anyone taking a human life. You made me think, a frightening idea in itself. Having taken an aspirin to clear up the resultant headache, I must come to the conclusion that some people by their actions have removed themselves from the minimal standards for living in our societies.” (Biological Law agrees, but must add that society’s failure to enforce laws for lower level misbehaviors produces the growth that causes these actions.)

 

    “When they act like animals, they no longer deserve respect. As for rights based on age or any other criteria, those rights are second to those of their victims.” (Biological Law agrees again, but that is either not legal law or our judicial system’s present interpretation of it.)

 

    “In answer to Leo Little’s question, ‘How can they execute someone as young as me?” Age has nothing to do with it, Mr. Little. When you act like an animal, you will be treated like an animal. The biggest travesty is that you are still around to whine.” (The biggest travesty is that Leo Little’s conscience wasn’t structured adequately during his developmental years.)

   

Society not Mom, Dad – Berneda Miller

 

    “I am sick of this controversy. A child reaches the age of reason by 7. With or without parental guidance, by 17 a person knows violence against another is wrong.” (With correct parental guidance and stimulation for a moral conscience not only knows violence against another is wrong, but is structurally predisposed at variable levels to make the correct decision. The “free will” is not totally independent from external stimulation received from one’s environment.)

 

    “There are many responsible teen-agers, but on the other side of the coin – how many think they are the be-all and end all? Momma and Daddy provide them with education, as they should; they also provide them with all the things they don’t need. They give them cash and cars, then proceed to fill the tank and pay for repairs while junior goes merrily on his way. If he gets into trouble, Momma or daddy are quick to bail him out. If their little darling escalates to murder, are we then to play Momma and Daddy and excuse the little darling? I don’t think so.” (Berneda has just explained the growth process that dispels the assumption that we have a totally independent free will. Specific adaptation lets us know that the structures stimulated for will be received. Those whose minds are stimulated to grow into be-all and end-all mind-sets and those who are bailed out of trouble frequently escalate to murder through interpretive structural overadaptation. Biological Law agrees that you can’t excuse the little darling, but it does think that during punishment attempts should be made to restructure brains that have been structured improperly.)

 

 

Abuse warps perceptions – Michael L. Hess

 

    “Re: the Jan 25 execution of Glen McGinnis. As a death penalty opponent I am nevertheless sympathetic to the family of his victim, Leta Ann Wilkerson. However, I am disturbed by the moralism that accompanies such cases. Mrs. Wilkerson’s sister stated that 17-year-olds know right from wrong, even if they come from difficult home environments. McGinnis was raped by his stepfather and beaten by his mother, a crack addict and prostitute. As a former victim, I know that once such crimes are perpetrated on a child, the black-and-white perceptions of right and wrong are no longer apparent.” (Biological science knows this also.)

 

    “McKinnis failed society, and Mrs. Wilkerson’s family has every right to their feelings. However, how many times had McGinnis been failed by his family and a state that refuses to allocate adequate money to help such families but builds prisons and fills death row with its failures?” (Yes Berneda, our judicial system is innately flawed and until it puts law, interpretation of law and enforcement of law into compliance with Biological Law it will never adequately prevent crime or rehabilitate criminals. Why? Because the human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function organ subject to the governing laws of biological growth.)

 

 

Start the process early – Jim Brooks

 

     “The Jan. 24 comment ‘Prisoners need help, not just punishment’ expresses a laudable concern. However, to achieve results, you have to curb anti-social behavior before the person gets to prison.” (You’re right Jim;  the biological birth of crime is a small misbehavior without sufficient accountability to turn the behavior around at that point in the behavioral growth continuum.)

 

    “First, we need to lead by example in even the mundane things. We need to praise those who are kind and willing to listen, understand others and live a truthful life. These are more important than all the money and power in the world.” (You’re right again Jim. Leading by example serves as stimuli to produce biochemical structural growth in others specific to the lifestyle that is exhibited. It’s a stimulation process called peer pressure.)

    

    “Second, it must be clear what actions are abhorrent to society and what consequences follow if civility at the minimum is violated. We need also to make it clear that it is the action that is abhorrent, not the person. They need to realize the decision for reward or punishment is theirs to make.” (Jim, your tough-love approach is correct but we must remember that the consequences or punishment must represent a significant loss to offenders and a significant reward for proper behavior.)

 

    “Finally, enforce the consequences when a conscious decision is made to violate society’s rules.” (We must punish offenders quickly and severely relative to the wrongful act and/or the offender's growth stage. Simply stated, the power of the medicine must be greater than the growth stage into a disease.)

 

    “I have known Middle Eastern Muslims who made $15 or less a month who understand these principles and lived them. I also have known rich and powerful people that don’t have any concept of them.” (The principles that Jim refers to are imbedded in the governing laws of mental growth.)

 

Self-perpetuating violence – Rick Moreno

 

   “I was reading Jay Moore’s Jan 26 letter, ‘Guards not the only victims’ As he talked about the violence inmates have to endure, I realized he missed a few important points, the biggest one being that inmates are in prison for a reason. It’s not prison that makes them violent. It’s their violence that landed them in prison.” (Rick, it’s true that their violence may have landed them in prison, but allowing prison violence stimulates them to grow into being more violent. The further the growth stage into criminality advances the less chance there is for rehabilitation, a process that requires restructuring the brain.)

 

   “Mr. Moore said, ‘What some people think is idle comfort is often hellish and cruel.’ Well Mr. Moore, they are in prison. I would consider it ‘hellish and cruel’ to put a gun to someone’s head and pull the trigger.” (The governing laws of growth say prison life should be distasteful and educational but not hellish and cruel.)

 

   “Compared to Devil’s Island, Turkish prisons or Mexican and South American prisons we see on the evening news, U.S. prisoners could lead a life of idle ‘comfort.’ But instead they continue to be violent and anti-social and make it hard for those prisoners who just want to do the time. They have a chance for an education and other amenities found in no other prisons in the world. You see sir, it’s Catch-22. We try to treat them right when they don’t even treat themselves right. So we are obliged to put them away to protect ourselves. In doing so we lump them together, where they foster a ‘hellish and cruel’ environment.” (You see sir, Catch 22 and self-perpetuating violence is a comes first the chicken or the egg question. Because life, including life in the human brain, is a reciprocating structure<->function process we should not put the terminally hardened criminals in with inmates whose brains have a chance of being restructured.)  

 

 

    Macrobehavioral research sends a warning signal that American citizens’ brains are being stimulated to grow into sexual perverts, racists and/or serial killers. [32]

 

    “NEW YORK – At least 200,000 Internet users are hooked on porn sites, X-rated chat rooms or other sexual materials online, researchers say in one of the first research studies to estimate the number of cybersex compulsives. ‘This is a hidden public health hazard exploding, in part because very few are recognizing it as such or taking it seriously,’ the researchers said.” (Citizens should take it seriously because stimulation by the Internet produces interpretive structural overadaptive growth in the brain specific to the type of stimulation received. Dr. Gage, neuroscientist at the Salk Institute once said, “What I find most exciting is that, taken together, the studies suggest that – throughout one’s life – one’s behavior can change the structure of the brain, and these changes in turn affect how we behave in our environment.” Why? Because the human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function organ that adheres to the governing laws of mental growth.)

 

    “The studies, conducted by psychologists at Stanford and Duquesne universities, appear in the March Issue of the Journal Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. The researchers classified users as ‘cybersex compulsives’ if they spend more than 11 hours a week visiting sexually oriented areas and score high on a 10-item questionnaire about relationships and attitudes toward sex. The study was led by Al Cooper, clinical director at the San Jose Marital and Sexuality Center and Stanford’s training coordinator for counseling and psychological services. The researchers found evidence that compulsives have more problems with relationships than do Internet users who visit X-rated sites casually.” (Yes, the frequency, duration and intensity of stimulation determine the growth stage attained in life’s behavioral continuum. At some stage in cybersex compulsion, addiction with loss of “free will” or volitional self-control sets in. At advanced stages of sex compulsive growth, or other types of addictions, sexual perverts, rapists and even serial killers are created.)

 

Reaction to 6-year old boy’s shooting of girl classmate in Michigan shows society is beginning to realize mental growth is the root cause of crime and its prevention. [33]

 

“In the case of the Mount Morris Township boy of killing classmate Kayla Rolland on Tuesday, his father was in jail and, after his mother was evicted, the boy was sent to live in what was described as a chaotic flophouse where guns and drugs were found.” (Biological science has proven that a person’s interaction with the environment changes the biochemical structure and function of a person’s brain specific to the type of stimulation received – the Law of Specific Mental Structural Overadaptation.)

 

“Larry Brentro of Traverse City, Mich., a researcher and writer on troubled children, says school officials increasingly are recognizing such a need. ‘One of the mistakes is to assume that since the parents are screwed, there is nothing that we can do. That is 180 degrees wrong,’ said Brentro, a member of Attorney General Janet Reno’s Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. ‘If the family has problems, the school has even more potential for positive input.’” (Right you are Mr. Brentro; the school’s potential is enormous. Schools can morally restructure children’s brains provided their immoral growth stage has not advanced too far.)

 

‘“By the time they get to us, it’s to late,’ said warden David Trippett of the Michigan Youth Correctional Facility.’ George Economy is among many juvenile court judges who say children need help long before they reach the courtroom. ‘Where we as a society is making a tragic mistake is that we are building punk prisons and jails when we should be taking these millions of dollars early on when programs can make a difference,’ said Economy, an Ingram County Probate Court Judge." (By the time most cases enter juvenile justice systems across the country criminal growth has advanced too far to make much of a difference unless rehabilitative programs are carried on for much longer periods.)

 “‘The first level of responsibility lies with school,’ said John Seita, program director for Kellog Youth Initiative partnerships, which helps several Michigan communities better use their resources for young people. Programs to spot and help trouble youngsters have become more common in upper grades, but experts say there aren’t any such programs in elementary schools.” (Schools must structure the conscience of students throughout their entire developmental years because of the time governance of attaining and maintaining mental-moral fitness.)

 

“Officials at the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District also are trying to help troubled children earlier. The district has created a separate k-12 facility where about 40 severely troubled students get intensive care from educators, psychiatrists and social workers. ‘This will save hundreds of thousands of dollars in the future,’ school district Superintendent Mark Eckhardt said. ‘But more important, it will help save their lives and turn them around.’” (Superintendent Eckhardt, your programs represent excellent progress toward the prevention of criminal behavior. But why not shoot for the moon by requiring k-12 character training curriculums in conjunction with zero tolerance school environments in which offenders are held accountable on the same day that violations occur.)

 

Marvin Berkowitz, character development professor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, explains how to structure a child’s conscience. [34]

 

    “Children acquire the cognitive understanding of right and wrong by observing the behavior of the people most important to them, usually and (hopefully) their parents." (This all depends upon who their parents are and how well their brains have been morally structured.)

 

    “If dad reacts to injured pride – ‘He dissed me!’ with violence, that becomes the model for his son. (When children are “dissed with violence” that becomes the stimulating agent that produces interpretive growth specific to the type of stimulation – the law of specific interpretive structural overadaptation. The son is liable to grow more violent than dad when he becomes an adult. Parents are the first inoculators, but teachers, peers, clergymen, political leaders, sports role models, etc., play an important role in a child’s cognitive understanding of right and wrong – the Law of General Adaptation with Summation.)

 

    “Different types of parenting seem to nourish, or beat down, a child’s nascent conscience. Both autocratic and permissive parenting, although they seem like opposites, tend to shape the same behavior and attitudes in children. Children of permissive parents often struggle to learn the limits of acceptable behavior. They typically develop poor self-control, perhaps because anything goes parenting conveys the message that none is needed.” (Children of permissive parents typically develop poor self-control because they frequently get away with misbehaviors. This stimulates for upward negative growth and starts them on their way into criminality – the Law of Interpretive Structural Overadaptation.)

 

    “Autocratic parenting says the course of control is outside the child – namely, parents - so there is no need to develop an inner moral conscience.” (True, but we must not forget that an inner moral conscience is derived from a structure formed by previous outside stimulation.)

 

    “Sitting in the sensible middle is ‘authoritative parenting that say, numerous studies, nurtures a child’s respect for rules. Authoritative means setting firm limits, letting your child know your views of right and wrong, but ‘explaining instead of forcing’ says Berkowitz. Parents who explain their moral reasoning provide a model for their child to emulate. ‘If you want a kid who respects and cares about others,’ says Berkowitz, you have to give him respect and show that you care about him.” (Setting firm limits implies quick decisive accountability upon violation of rules and responsibilities. The best way to structure a child’s conscience is to set reasonable rules and consequences and enforce them immediately after a violation occurs. This should be no surprise because the human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange organ specific to the type of stimulation received. Delinquent children who have been raised in too permissive environments should be rehabilitated in autocratic environments. Conversely, children raised in autocratic environments should be rehabilitated in environments where there is greater freedom.)

 

    Andriane Raine, University of Southern California explains the role of home environments in wiring a child’s brain. ‘“Kids who come from a bad home environment, who are battered from pillar to post, may become inoculated to stress,’ says Raine. ‘Their nervous system may simply “not wired to ring a warning bell” when they are about to do something dangerous - or wrong. This brain wiring may be what’s missing in kids who ‘know’ right from wrong but fail to act on it.’” (Inoculation against stress is a desensitizing or interpretive structural overadaptive growth process, which is accomplished by changing the biochemical structure of the brain. Children can gain the confidence to do dangerous things or resist authority at progressively higher levels through targetzone intensity inoculation. Teaching right from wrong is of little value unless it is in conjunction with a zero tolerance environment at lower levels of misbehavior.)     

 

    Virtual Reality therapy proves that targetzone intensity of stimulation produces interpretive structural overadaptive growth in the brain. [35]

“The virtual flying program was conceived by psychologist Barbara Rothbaum of Emory University and computer expert Larry Hughes of the Georgia Institute of Technology a pioneering team in the field of using virtual reality to treat anxiety disorders that founded Virtually Better. ‘I know what scares people, and he knows how to put it into virtual environments.’ Rothbaum says.” (Stimulation above one’s ability to cope, that is, stimulating above one’s targetzone, is what scares them and causes phobias.)

“Virtual reality is not a radically new therapy for phobias. It’s a new wrinkle in a standard technique called exposure therapy. The idea is to teach people how to manage fears and then to take them into whatever situations terrify them.” (Exposure therapy is an attempt to use targetzone intensity stimulation. Both know that the situation that caused the fear is the situation that prevents it – the Law of Specific Interpretive Structural Overadaptation.)    

 

"Esther Begle explains what caused her fear of flying. ‘“It was turbulence in a real flight three years ago that made her afraid to fly. ‘I just felt like we’re all going to die,’ she recalled. Her mouth went dry; her legs shook. She squeezed her husband’s leg to ‘keep myself from standing up and screaming.’” (Because the turbulence was above Esther’s interpretive targetzone it caused her phobia – her mental disorder.)

 

Following is an example of how virtual therapy attempts to apply targetzone intensity of stimulation to cure her flying phobia disease: “Esther Begle, 34, owner of a small business sits on a black office chair in a one story brick building in Atlanta. A black helmet covers her ears and eyes. She is wearing a seat belt. But this is merely her physical reality. In her mind, she is in a window seat of an airliner, looking out. That’s what the helmet’s video screens and headphones are telling her.” (What’s in her mind is also physical reality. Virtual therapy provides visual and auditory stimulation capable of producing interpretive structural overadaptation in her brain, a process designed to immunize her against the fear of flying – the agent that causes disease or damage is the agent that prevents it.)   

 

“The soothing voice of Ken Graap seems to come from deep in her brain. ‘How you doing?’ ‘Good’ ‘Want to start the engine?’ ‘OK.’ The engine whine grows to a roar. Buildings race by in the distance. Her seat is vibrating. As Begle hurdles down the imaginary runway, her hands remain in her lap. But her breathing picks up a little.” (The fact that her breathing picked up just a little indicates stimulation was at the lower level of her targetzone.) 

 

"At the University of Washington in Seattle about twenty people with serious fear of spiders entered a virtual kitchen, chased a tarantula around a countertop and flushed it down a sink. 'It's very successful in reducing fear' researcher Hoffman says." (The agent that causes disease or damage is the agent that prevents it - the Law of Specific Adaptation.)

 

“‘The beautiful thing about virtual reality is that it is somewhere between the imagination and real life,’ said Brenda Wiederhold, director of the Center for Advanced Multimedia Psychotherapy in San Diego. At Virtually Better Inc. in Atlanta, where Begle took her simulated flight, researchers are also studying a computer-generated environment for treating fear of public speaking.” (The beautiful thing about the governing laws of mental growth is that they enable us to immunize against all fears; fear of contact in football; combat in war; failing in school; swimming, heights, darkness, dating, public speaking, animals, etc. With all the overwhelming scientific evidence before us, how can anyone sensibly deny that interpretive structural overadaptive growth is a property of the human brain?)

   

    In an article entitled: “The children are watching, learning well,” the cause-effect relationship between media violence and real-life violence is substantiated. [36]

  ‘“Before age 18, the average child will witness more than 200,000 acts of violence on television, including 16,000 murders,’ said AMA trustee j. Edward Hill. ‘The link between real live violence has been made again and again.’” (The link between the frequency, duration and intensity of stimulation and the specific behavioral growth that takes place has also been made again and again.)

 

“Dr. Peter Fox, chief of UTHSC’s Research Imaging Center is one of those that have seen the link. Last year Fox and Dr. John Murray, a visiting scholar of S.A.’s Mind Science Foundation, completed a collaborative study on how viewing affects children’s brains. Using PG-rated scenes of ‘directed violence,’ from ‘Rocky II’ and ‘The Karate Kid,’ Fox found that violent action, directed at a living target, activated critical brain areas that nonviolent action scenes did not disturb. Children watching the violent clips showed brain activity I areas associated with attention, memory and emotion, Fox said. (Many years ago, Life – What a Puzzle! reported how viewing affects children’s brains. Although the exact location where activity took place was not known, scientists knew that visual and auditory stimulation produced structural<->functional growth in the brain specific to the type of stimulation received.)

 

“A new study of the brains of convicted murderers, published in the July 28 issue of the journal Science, seems to back up Fox’s findings. The authors found unusual development in the same brain areas Fox saw activated by violent scenes. ‘What it says to me is there is a circuitry that is involved in aggressive emotions that may be causal in repetitive actions. And more speculatively, that even viewing, not doing violence, these areas become active,’ Fox said last week.”  (Repetitive actions or viewings of targetzone intensity summate in their effect and produce progressive structural<->functional overadaptation.)

 

“Mind Science Foundation Diirector Beth Costello says the Fox/Murray study is ‘the kind of cutting edge work we want to do. The subject bears further examination,’ With rat-chomping ‘survivors- and WWF wrestling racking up record ratings, changes in America’s media will come slowly. But the will to change is growing.” (The subject of the governing laws of  growth bears further examination and let everyone know that the will to change must grow rapidly if we expect to reverse the direction of this interpretive growth into violence.)

 

“‘By jamming so much degrading, sexually explicit, violent material in the hours when millions of children are watching, many broadcasters may in fact be harming rather than serving the public interest,’ Sen Joe Lieberman, Al Gore’s running mate, declared this march.” (Many broadcasters are in fact harming the public interest by producing negative growth in both children’s and adult’s brains. Where do you think the stimulation for the development of serial killers is derived from? It is a scientific truth that the frequency, duration and intensity of violent, sexually explicit material creates serial killers and other hardened violent criminals. The children are watching and their brains are growing into  structures specific to the type of stimulation the media and other sources afford. The Law of Specific Interpretive Structural Overadaptation applies based upon summative effects.)

 

    Danni Ashe’s Porn Website story depicts how adults are stimulated to grow into addicted sexual perverts. [37]

      ‘“Sex sells,’ Ashe said simply. ‘It’s something people want. As a society, were in a very strange place. Our attitudes don’t really match our actions. We’ve created something that’s very available, but it still has this incredible stigma that makes it very alluring.’” (Sex sells because numerous people have been stimulated to want sex entertainment by shows similar to yours. This type of show produces growth in adult brains to want and demand more sexual entertainment. Our attitudes actually determine our actions.)

 

    “Ashe, based in the Los Angeles area, should know. Her image has been downloaded 840 million from her Website. That distinction has allowed her to claim the mythical title of ‘Most Downloaded Women on the internet.’” (If Ashe knows the number of people infected by her pornographic stimulation and the number of young girls that will be raped and mutilated by the sexual deviants she produces, it qualifies her to claim the mythical title of “Most despicable women on the internet.)

 

    Ashe is everywhere, sort of like the McDonald’s of the Internet. Beyond her site, thousands more images and then distributed freely – without her permission and without payment – all over the Web. Fans have dedicated entire Web sites as shrines to her.” (840 million downloads are 840 million stimuli for growth specific to the type of entertainment viewed. Pornography stimulates for sexual perversion and rape, which often culminates in murder.)

 

    “Cut to today: Ashe has 27,000 subscribers who pay $20.00 a month to see her and her pals at work. It has a database of several thousand photos and streamlining video clips. She peddles magazines and videos. The site takes in 6 million a year.” (Knowingly or unknowingly Ashe has used advanced technology to denigrate the world and lead it on a path toward moral bankruptcy. The reason is obvious: interpretive structural<->functional overadaptation, specific to the type of stimulation received, is an undeniable property or governing law of growth in the human brain.)

     

A new Warner Brother Movie is attempting to morally structure children’s brains and create a new social culture. [38]

        ‘“Pay It Forward’ is the name of the new Warner Bros. pic featuring Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt and Haley Joel Osmond. It’s taken from author Katherine Ryan Hyde’s new novel about 11-year-old Trevor, a fatherless latchkey child, his alcoholic mother and teacher whose challenge leads the boy into a campaign to change the world for the better, by passing along good deeds (paying it forward). The challenge, Hyde said in a recent interview, ‘was to create a vision of the world in which every human being has a potential effect in every other human being. Truthfully, I believe that’s the world we’ve got. But how to make others believe it?" (Truthfully, that is the world we’ve got. We might make others believe it by teaching them the governing laws of mental growth, which scientifically prove that one person can change the biochemical structure and function of another person’s brain. Furthermore, biological science proves that the human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange organ and that mental structural overadaptive growth is specific to the type of stimulation it receives.)

    “Rabbi Joseph Telushkin has pondered that question for years. The rabbi, an ethicist, author and speaker, believes the time is ripe for answers. ‘If the 20th century was largely devoted to answering the question, “How can we survive” he said, the coming years will be devoted to: ‘What makes our survival worthwhile?’” (Biological science agrees with Hyde and Rabbi Teluskin. It proves that Mind-Body-Spirit is a biological unity and that we can make our survival worthwhile by learning and applying the governing laws of physical, mental and moral growth in our daily living.)

 

    "In Austin, he prescribed a proposal that he said could ‘affect American life in an extraordinary way.’ Noting that parents praise their children for academic or athletic achievement, artistic talents or even looks, he suggested a change. ‘Can you imagine what would happen if … children got the highest praise for doing kind acts?’ he asked. ‘We’d raise a generation of people who, when they were doing kind acts, most loved themselves. And that would transform our world.’” (Biological science agrees because targetzone intensity stimulation produces specific mental structural<->functional overadaptive growth in the brain. The specific physical, mental and moral structures stimulated for will be received within and across generations because nurture and nature are interacting structural<->functional entities.)

    “Author Hyde, too, sees children as critical to such a transformation. ‘I think that such a change could only have begun in the mind of a child,’ she said of  Pay it Forward.” Unlike grownups, Trevor felt no pressure to be jaded. He looked at a plan to reorder society and thought, Why not? Why couldn’t it work?’” (Biological science also feels no pressure to be jaded. It too has a plan to restructure society and thought by structuring the conscience of all children during their developmental years. Indeed, it could and would work if parents, schools, politicians, the media and our legal system adhere to the dictates of the governing laws of mental-moral growth.)

 

Cross-country crime spree reported as a mystery isn’t a mystery after all when it depicts the major causes of crime.  [39]

      “He’s an ex-con turned baby sitter who once described himself as a sensitive guy who likes poetry. She’s an ex-cheerleader turned stripper who grew up in a farming community and talked of becoming a nurse. Now lovers Joshua Maxwell and Tessie McFarland are accused in a vicious cross-country crime spree that included the slaying of an Indiana man and an off-duty Bexar County sheriff’s deputy. They were captured Tuesday after a wild police chase through the crowded streets of downtown San Francisco. It was a quick trip from obscurity in the Midwest to national notoriety. Their case has captured wide-spread attention, triggering comparisons with other fugitive couples such as Bonnie and Clyde and the love-struck, homicidal duo portrayed in Oliver Stone’s 1994 movie ‘Natural Born Killers.’  But what prompted the two to graduate from small-time Indiana losers to contenders for Texas’ death row is a mystery that friends, family and law enforcement officers are trying to unravel.” (As you continue reading keep in mind that natural mental growth and damage to the brain are responsible for creating ‘Natural Born Killers,’ which hopefully will someday capture wide-spread attention and solve this mystery.)

    “Authorities contend the two preyed on their victims by using telephone ‘meet lines,’ to set them up for robbery. ‘Primarily, I think they met people with the sole purpose of robbing them, and sex was the ploy to lure them in,’ said Jeffery Dine, police chief in Speedway, Ind., a suburb primarily known as the home of the Indianapolis Moor Speedway. But sex apparently wasn’t just a means to an end for the couple. Investigators believe, after talking with the couple’s friends in Indiana that Maxwell and McFarland had an open relationship in which they could bring home, and sometimes share partners.” (Robbery is a criminal growth stage that often leads to murder when offenders are not adequately held accountable. Let’s take a look at McFarland’s profile after her sophomore year.)

  

    “She dropped out of school and got a job as a waitress. No one seems to know why she cut short her education.” of educational stimulation.) (It is most likely that she didn’t receive targetzone intensity of educational stimulation.)

    “A few years later, family members said McFarland was addicted to crack and had a child with her long-time boyfriend. The two never married. She also had a pair of felony theft arrests, but wasn’t sent to prison, according to court records.” (Addictions to drugs are natural growth processes that eventually damage the brain. Also, lack of proper accountability and/or treatment for felony arrests produce interpretive growth into behavioral addictions. Here is the reason such growth occurs: the human brain, like all of life, is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange organ capable of mental interpretive structural overadaptation specific to the type of stimulation received from one’s environment.)

    “About four month’s ago, she landed a job as a stripper and started making some real money – enough to rent and furnish her home. A neighbor in the Indianapolis area who asked her name not be published said McFarland kept late hours, wore shorts, tight tops, and often changed the color of her hair. Loud music blared from the home and a steady stream of guests came at all hours. (By the time McFarland reached this immoral growth stage, it’s no mystery that she corresponded with Maxwell in prison and then joined with him in this horrible crime spree.)

    “The bespectacled Maxwell wrapped up a two-year stint in prison for burglary in January. He has a lengthy string of prior arrests, including charges of drug possession and theft.  He sports a shaved head and a host of dark, jailhouse-style tattoos. On his left biceps – ‘NAP’ for Naptown, an Indianapolis-area gang-town for committing robberies, and ‘MOE,’ his street name. On his left breast, the word, ‘high roller;’ on his right breast, ‘player.’” (Maxwell’s lengthy string of prior arrests is evidence that he too had not received proper accountability and treatment, which advanced his growth stage into criminality, rather than reversing it. Tattoos are constant reminders to think about his dark side and thinking could have advanced his stage of interpretive growth into criminality. He too is a product of drug addiction and brain damage and/or natural growth into criminal behavioral addiction.)

 

 

 Report about pedophilia and its causes by Mariana Pisano, San Antonio Express-News Staff Writer supplies evidence that the governing laws of mental growth are the biological roots of psychology. [40]

“On internet Web sites and in chat rooms, through videos, photographs and other materials, child pornography is increasingly available these days – images of children in sexually explicit poses distributed and sold for the titillation of adults. For some, child pornography may just be dirty pictures that stop with private pleasure, sexual arousal or masturbation. (The frequency, duration and intensity of stimulation afforded by child pornography determine the level or stage of behavioral growth that recipients attain.)

“But experts say the images represents much more. Not all pedophilia – a mental disorder that victimizes children – is directly linked to pornography, but those troubling images frequently feed the disorder. (Some child porngraphy triggers sexual assaults of children by adults.)

    “Ken Lanning, an FBI specialist in crimes against children before his retirement several weeks ago,  explains pedophilia is a psychiatric diagnosis, not a crime. As a result firm statistics on criminal behavior associated with the disorder are difficult to pin down because they can cover a wide range of offenses, including child molestation, rape and sexual abuse.” (The governing laws of mental growth explain the reason crimes at all stages of growth into criminality require a psychiatric diagnosis.)

     “How common is it? Show me a family, and I’ll show you a pedophile, though it may be a generation or two back, says psychologist James Manley.” (Yes, Mr. Manly, there are genetic predispositions of variable intensities to all diseases and behaviors.)

     “As Manly, who has been treating pedophiles in Washington State for four years, observes, ‘child pornography is a visual reinforcement of a fantasy, and after multiple (viewings) of those kinds of videos or films, it feeds into the cognitive distortion and they say, “That’s OK” It gets stronger and stronger.” (It gets stronger and stronger because progressive interpretive structural overadaptive growth specific to the type and frequency of stimulation is an undeniable property of the human brain.)

       “Sooner or later, Manly adds, that “OK” reinforcement can lead to molestation, given access to a child and opportunity. The pornography strengthens the behavioral ‘loop’ between deviant thinking and criminal action. ‘You know it’s wrong, so when you do it, it is a powerful thing, risking convention and ignoring a child’s pain.’ Family, job and social esteem become secondary to gratifying urges.” (Sooner or later pornographic stimuli summate in their effects, which leads from deviant thinking into criminal action and progresses into addiction and loss of volitional control.)

        “Some Pedophiles target their own children, step-children or other family members. Others look outside their families for victims. But the roots of pedophilia are not believed to be genetic. ‘As far as we know, it is learned behavior,’ says psychologist Betty Lou Schroeder. She has contracts with the Texas Department of criminal Justice and the Bexar County Adult Probation Department to treat pedophile parolees and offenders who receive probation.” The governing laws of biological mental growth are the roots of psychology and all behavioral disciplines. Biological science research says life is modulated by time within and across generations, that nurture and nature are reciprocating structure<->function entities. Therefore, both genetic predisposition and environmental stimulation play a role in creating pedophiles. Simply stated, pedophiles are born and bred.)

      

    Research discovers that stem cells taken from cadaver’s bone marrow have the ability to divide and reproduce nerve system cells. [41]

      “Scientists have coaxed new life out of dead brains. It turns out that even cadavers can supply the incredibly versatile brain stem cells – master cells that can turn into different kinds of brain and nerve cells – once thought available only from fetal tissue. So can skin. And it appears that just about every bone stem cell can be tweaked to produce brain cells.” (If bone stem cells can be stimulated to produce brain cells doesn’t this substantiate that mind and body is a biological unity – that the same laws of growth govern them?)

“There are big differences among stem cells from embryos, from fetuses and from adult tissue and scientists don’t really know much about any of them, they said.” (Scientists do know that stem cells are capable of growth, which likely account for the big differences among stem cells from embryos, fetuses and adult tissue.)

“The main definitions, said Ira Black of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, are that stem cells that can duplicate themselves and grow into different kinds of mature cells. Black grew brain cells from cells taken from bone marrow, where they would have created bone, cartilage, muscle, tendon and fat cells.” (Duplication of brain cells is an example of structural overadaptive growth by increasing the number of cells.)

Fred Gage of the Salk Institute of LaJolla, California, where the cadaver work was done said: ‘“Different people have different ideas.’ Gage’s research used bits of tissue taken from children and young adults who had died of neurological diseases. His lab got the tissue 10 hours to three days after death. In every case – as well as with cells from a man who died at 72 – researcher Theo Palmer was able to get some of the cells to divide and reproduce and to grow into different nervous system cells Gage said.” (Structural overadaptive growth in the neural system has been demonstrated once again.)

 

Stem cell research expands the knowledge of regenerating the human body and brain, which means that we can also generate them. [42]

 “With the new tools of genomics and stem cell biology, some biologists hope to develop a set of novel treatments that might not seem so alien to visitors from three centuries ahead. ‘Regenerative medicine,’ as some call it, would depend not on scalpels and poisons but on the same agents the body itself uses to repair its own fabric – cells and chemical signals.” (Regenerative medicine is a process of stimulating for upward growth – a structural overadaptive growth process.)

“Medicine long has made use of the body’s own healing powers. Vaccines, for example, one of the oldest and most effective tools at the physicians disposal, work by priming the immune system. However, regenerative medicine isn’t just more of the same. Its advocates aspire to a higher goal than traditional medicine: not just to patch up the body’s failing systems, but to make them as good as new. Regenerative medicine, its proponents say, will provide youthful tissues in place of those that are old or damaged.” (Priming the immune system is a process using targetzone intensity of stimulation that produces upward growth or generation in the immune system. Generative medicine, proponents say, will prime the brain and provide youthful tissues that produce proper behavior – specific interpretive structural overadaptation or generation that will prevent growth into criminal behavior.)

 “Dr. Ronald McKay, an expert on neural stem cells at the National Institutes of Health, believes the body’s tissues are ‘self-assembling,’ once their source or stem cells are given the right cues.” (The governing laws of growth believe brain stem cell tissues are “self-assembling,” once they are given the right clues.)

‘“I don’t know how to make a heart,’ McKay said, ‘But once you know how to take stem cells and turn them into heart muscle, It’s easy. In a few months it will be clear that stem cells will regenerate tissues,’ McKay said. ‘In two years people will routinely be reconstituting liver, regenerating heart, routinely building pancreatic islets, routinely putting cells into the brain that get incorporated into the normal circuitry.’” (If stem cells can regenerate tissues they certainly can generate them. The governing laws of mental growth may not know how to make a brain, but they certainly know how to change its structure and function that get incorporated into it’s normal circuitry.)

 

Profile of man illustrates the two major causes of criminal behavior. [43]

      “Maybe William Zamora feared returning to prison, or maybe the illegal drug’s he used had taken control of him his older brother said Thursday. Sitting in the quiet of his living room, Roy Zamora said he could only guess what caused his brother to charge to his death by taking on a San Antonio police officer with a screwdriver.” (The governing laws of growth can say with certainty what caused his crime – damage to his brain and /or natural growth from failure to receive proper accountability for misbehaviors throughout life.)

     “Roy Zamora said he knew his brother had been in prison and suspected he used illegal drugs. He said his brother got in trouble again about two weeks ago, and their parents helped get him out of jail.” (Love and compassion at the wrong time can advance criminal behavior.)

     ‘“Maybe he just felt they were going to send him back to jail for a while this time.’ the brother said. ‘Or it could have been drugs. I don’t know what that stuff makes you do.” (It makes you lose volitional control is what that stuff makes you do.)

     “Court records showed William R. Zamora was convicted of burglarizing a house Sept. 27, 1991, and handed a 15-year prison term. He was released on parole after serving two years.” (This is a violation of Biological Law – don’t make a law unless you’re going to fully enforce it)

     “According to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department, Zamora had been jailed 18 times since 1986, on charges ranging from shoplifting to cocaine possession to assault. Zamora was arrested Nov. 1 and charged with another burglary. He was released Nov. 4 after posting a $25,000 bond.” (According to biological science this is just another example of natural mental growth – the Law of Interpretive Mental Structural Overadaptation. It is another classic example of a wasted life caused by society and a judicial system that are blind to the laws of human nature. Therefore, the progressive growth into criminal behavior is progressively advanced, rather than preventing it. If proper accountability measures are enforced - punishment and character education training conducted in an autocratic disciplinary environment based upon each offender's growth stage into criminality - it will regenerate or rewire the brain for positive behavior. The real tragedy is that this man, like millions of others, could have been prevented from growing into a hardened criminal.)

 

The governing laws of growth respond to recommended accountability for vandalism at an opponent’s high school athletic facility. [44]

 “Criminal charges will not be sought against four Medina Valley High School students accused of causing nearly $10,000 in damage to a rival school’s football stadium in September.” (Student offenders should be held accountable quickly and decisively. This means consequences should be severe relative to the seriousness of wrongful acts.)         

“District Attorney Tony Hackebeil declined Thursday to seek indictments from a Medina County grand jury, saying he plans to negotiate an agreement for restitution and other ‘obligations’ from the 17-and 18-year-olds who were described as honor students.” (They may have been described as academic honor students but they shouldn’t be described as honorable students.)

“On Sept 21, vandals spray-painted Hondo High School’s stadium, field house and buses. The football field also was damaged with diesel or gasoline. ‘This really amounts to an expression of the rivalry between these two schools (Medina Valley and Hondo high schools,’” Hackebeil said, noting pranks between the districts date back decades. ‘None of the (accused) have any criminal history and I’m well aware that these things happen all over the place when people become mischievous.’” (Attorney Hackebeil should also be aware that these pranks violate the law and grow worse if sufficient accountability (punishment above offender’s negative growth stage) isn’t enforced for mischievous behaviors.)

“Per school district rules, the students were placed in an alternative school, making them ineligible for advanced studies and participation in extracurricular activities, the prom or graduation ceremonies, said Medina Valley High School Principal Matilda Moore. One student transferred rather than finish the academic year in an alternative school.” (This seems to be a reasonable policy in compliance with the governing laws of mental growth provided it is properly enforced.)

“An appeal by students’ families led Superintendent Willard Murrey in October to reduce the youths’ time in alternative school to just this semester. The school board upheld that decision this month. If students steer clear of trouble, they will be allowed to participate in the prom and graduation. In a deviation from district policy, Moore said the students already have resumed attending advanced courses at night at the high school. ‘We certainly don’t want to recommend punishment that is going to derail somebody for life,’ Moore said.” (School rules and penalties should be clearly defined and firmly enforced. Allowing “Grey area” interpretation and enforcement of school policies stimulates for harmful interpretive growth that causes rather than prevents criminal behavior. Our prisons are saturated with people derailed for life because of inconsistent and insufficient accountability for misbehaviors during their developmental years.)

“However, Hondo Superintendent Doug Coleman said the pranksters haven’t offered apologies or restitution for the $2,500 spent removing the paint and the $7,200 in needed repairs. He said he would recommend expulsion if Hondo students were guilty of such acts.” (The governing laws of mental growth recommend that restitution be double the cost of all repairs in addition to other accountability measures. The intensity of accountability must be greater than the intensity of the act. Stated in another way, the power of medicine must be greater than the growth stage into  a behavioral disease, as is necessary for viral and bacterial diseases. This would grant offenders their civil right not to be stimulated to grow into criminals.)

 

Tony Ayala’s criminal profile describes his natural progressive growth process that turned him into a violent criminal. [45] [46]

“By his account at the parole board hearing, Ayala was sexually abused as a child numerous times by a man, a family friend. He and his brothers, also boxers, grew up in a home where family fights were common. He told of watching his father batter his mother for years. That experience, says the Texas Council on family violence, is the strongest risk factor for transmitting violent behavior from one generation to another.” (That experience is an example of one of the strongest growth stimulation agents that escalates violence within and across generations.)

 “Violence and abuse were all he ever knew. By the time Tony Ayala Jr. entered the first grade, his father an ex-Marine, had boxing gloves strapped to his son’s fists.” (Boxing violence was likely the initial stimulus for Tony’s birth and progressive growth into becoming an addicted violent person.)

“At 12, brother Mike introduced him to heroin, which he sometimes injected before climbing into the ring. Ayala said he could control that as well. Then there was the drinking and other drug use. He could run, spar, exercise, fight and still drink and do drugs and keep it all under control.” (Tony kept his drinking and drugs so well under control, that like so many others, he grew into a habitual criminal.)

 “Again based on Ayala’s own account, the assault on the 18 year old woman in a San Antonio drive in theater bathroom in 1978 was savage. The boxer, then 15, had been drinking and wandered into the ladies room by mistake, encountering the woman. ‘I felt insulted, belittled, humiliated,’ he said in part. ‘I beat the crap out of her. I hit her like I would hit a man ... banged her head against the wall and stuff like that.’” (Alcohol advanced Tony’s behavioral growth disease into Stage II.)

“Feb. 11, 1980: Ayala certified to stand trial as an adult, Pleads guilty before District Judge Mike Machado to lesser charge of aggravated sexual assault.” (Plea bargains escalate the growth of criminal behavior.) “June 25, 1980, after at least four delays in formal sentencing, Machado grants the boxer a ten year probated sentence.” (Delays in sentencing probated sentences hasten the onset of a behavioral disease instead of resisting or curing it.)

“Two years later on August 15, 1982, Ayala then 19, was arrested and charged with burglary of a house after police found him in the home of a Northwest Side neighbor, only a couple of doors down from his home.... First the burglary charge was dropped after the homeowner decided not to press charges. It was later revealed Ayala paid the homeowner an undisclosed sum to cover the damages to his house.” (The homeowner’s acceptance of Ayala’s bribe and the justice system’s failure to press charges denied Ayala his civil right not to be stimulated to grow into a worse criminal.)

“In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 1983, the fighter, who was in New Jersey training and looking ahead to a $750,000 world title bout with Davey Moore, attacked a woman he had noticed in the neighborhood. He first tried unsuccessfully to get in her apartment door, then went back to his home nearby for a knife and broke in. Over the course of about 45 minutes, according to the parole board-hearing transcript, Ayala, then 19 tore up the 39-year old woman’s life. He raped her repeatedly. He threatened her with a knife. He hit her. He tied her to the bedposts. He burglarized the place. And somewhere in the midst of the mayhem and violent assault and threats to her roommate he asked the screaming woman if she wanted to have his baby.” (Tony has probably reached Stage III of his behavioral growth disease.)

“William Winslade, a psychoanalyst, lawyer and bioethicist at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston who studies mental states in crime, said the return of a man with a history of uncontrollable anger to a violent sport such as boxing is a recipe for disaster, not rehabilitation.” (Any man in growth Stage III of any behavioral disease, including uncontrollable anger, is structurally predisposed at an extremely high level to continue his violence and criminal behavior. In other words, there is a strong possibility that he will commit similar crimes in the future. His one chance is to accept stimulation for growth from a higher moral authority – mind-body-spirit being a biological unity.)

 

     Psychoanalyst Winslade’s and the governing laws of mental growth’s predictions come true. [47]  

 

“Boxer Tony Ayala Jr.’s efforts to rebuild his life and once promising career are in jeopardy after he was shot early Tuesday and charged with burglary with intent to commit assault. Allegations of Ayala’s entry into the house early Tuesday bore some resemblance to his actions on New Year’s Day 1983, when he broke into the apartment of a neighbor in west Patterson, N.J. He tied her up and raped her at gunpoint.” (That the specific brain structure stimulated for will be received is supported by his boxing and criminal history. Keep in mind that boxing stimulates for mental growth into violent behavior – the Law of Specific Interpretive Structural Overadaptation.)

 

     “Tony Ayala’s legal troubles

*Feb. 13, 1963: Born to Pauline and Tony Ayala Sr. in San Antonio.

 

*1968: Begins boxing at age five. (The earlier a child starts stimulating for specific types of mental interpretive growth the further the growth will advance.)

 

*1977: Drops out of Memorial High School to pursue amateur boxing career. At age 14 he is given permission to fight in the AAU’s 16-and-up division. He wins all 13 matches by a knockout. (This was a catastrophe in regards to his mental interpretive growth development. Power begets more power and violence begets more violence through specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth in the brain.)

 

*1978: Ayala 15, is accused of assaulting an 18-year-old woman in the rest room of the mission drive-in. (By this time Ayala had likely become addicted to violence.)

 

*Feb. 11, 1980: Ayala, certified to stand trial as an adult, pleads guilty to aggravated assault. (Guilty pleas are attempts to escape full accountability for criminal behavior. When this happens numerous offenders are stimulated to grow into worse criminals – the level of accountability must be greater than the growth stage into criminality.)

 

*June 25, 1980: after at least four delays in formal sentencing, Ayala is placed on probation for ten years after the victim agrees to a $40,000 settlement of her civil suit and asks the judge to show Ayala mercy. (By escaping from full accountability at all levels of misbehavior young people are being deprived of their civil right not to be stimulated to grow into a criminal.)

 

*January 1981: Spits on opponent Jose Luis Baltazar after knocking him down in the ring. Baltazar had evidently insulted Ayala’s mother before the fight. (Why didn’t the referee disqualify Ayala immediately? Why didn’t his probation officer intervene at this point rather than let his negative behavioral growth escalate in the future?)

 

*August 1982: Refuses to stop punching Robbie Epps after fight and, even reaching over the referee to do so. He believed Epps had insulted his father. (Yes, Ayala’s negative growth escalated thanks to the referee and his probation officer.)

 

*August 15, 1982: Ayala 19, arrested and charged with burglary after police find him in a young women’s Northwest side home with her work ID tag in his hand. He is sent to a rehab center after convincing the court he had wandered into the wrong house while drunk. (Why wasn’t Ayala held accountable for his crime as well as for being drunk? He likely was addicted to alcohol and addicted to criminal behavior at the same time.)

 

*Jan. 1, 1983: Ayala arrested in New Jersey on charges of aggravated sexual assault, burglary, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes (two counts), threat to kill and terroristic threat in the rape of his neighbor in West Patterson, N.J., while he was on alcohol and heroin.” (Another human goes down the drain because American society at large, parents, the legal system the media, etc., are either unknowledgeable of and/or oblivious to the governing laws of mental behavioral growth.)

 

 

       Rick Casey, San Antonio Express News editorial writer, explains how Tony Ayala escaped from proper consequences for his criminal behavior. [48]

      “Tony Ayala was only 15 in 1978 when he sneaked into the women’s room at a drive-in theatre and beat a young woman so badly while trying to rape her that he ruptured her bladder and bruised her kidneys. (Let’s take a look at who was responsible for advancing his stage of mental growth into criminality.)

     “Ayala was a boxing phenomenon in a high-profile boxing family. Even at that early age he was identified as a potential world champ – a title he would come within range of before yet another arrest got in the way of a match with the legendary Roberto Duran. Ayala and his family had a lot of friends then with political connections. They managed to stall the proceedings. Thirteen months elapsed before he was allowed to plead guilty to a charge that had been reduced from attempted aggravated rape to aggravated assault.” (Criminal offenders must be punished quickly and decisively for the specific crimes they commit and held accountable at a level above their growth stage into criminality. Otherwise it serves as a stimulus for interpretive growth that escalates an offender’s confidence to commit more serious crimes.)

     “He faced up to ten years in prison but DA Bill White didn’t press the issue. Instead, he allowed Ayala attorneys to keep negotiating with the victim. If she agreed to probation, the DA would agree to probation. But in a dramatic courtroom hearing two months after Ayala pleaded guilty, the victim said she would rather see him go to prison than take his money. It appeared to be over but it wasn’t.” (Plea bargains are counter-productive if the objective of the juvenile justice system is to turn an offender’s behavior around. If it had been over and his sentence severe enough, Ayala’s criminal career could have been halted and his life salvaged.)      

     “Ayala hired the late state Rep. Matt Garcia as his attorney. As a state representative, Garcia could and did apply for a continuance because the Legislature was in session. This bought more time to try to wear down the victim. Eventually it worked. Finally in June 1980, after at least four delays in sentencing, the victim took the stand, wept and, and asked for leniency for Ayala. According to news reports at the time she received $40,000 for her pain and suffering. For the late Judge and DA White that settled it. Machado gave Ayala 10 years probation with White’s consent.” (Garcia, DA White and Judge Machado share the blame for advancing Ayala’s stage of growth into criminality.)

     “Two years later, Ayala would run the same legal laps to stay out of prison again. This time he was charged with burglary after being caught in a home a few blocks from his near midnight … Ten weeks after Judge Machado let him off the hook on the burglary charge, Ayala brutally raped a women in New Jersey.” (Of course Ayala would repeat his criminal behavior. He had evolved into a hardened criminal through specific and progressive interpretive structural overadaptive growth in his brain due to lack of proper accountability for his wrongful behavior. The real tragedy is that his life and millions of other children prone or predisposed to misbehavior could be salvaged. The legal profession and society at large must put law, interpretation of law and enforcement of law into compliance with the governing laws of mental growth or our country will never adequately fulfill its responsibility in crime prevention and/or rehabilitation of criminals.)

     “While the report offered no new or surprising insights into the roots of youth violence – affirming what law enforcement, social service and education groups have said before it represents a rare instance for the health-care community to weigh-in with its view of the problem.” (The governing laws of mental growth offer new and surprising insights into the roots of youth violence and all criminal behavior because they are the roots of all behavioral disciplines and professions. The American public must mobilize and rally against stimuli that produce the birth and progressive growth of immoral and illegal behavior. The media should accept its responsibility to disseminate new scientific knowledge.)

 

 Ten major health organizations are knowledgeable of and not oblivious to the fact that the media stimulates for the growth of violence in society. [49]

WASHINGTON – The entertainment industry took another hit Tuesday – this time from a group of health-care professionals who concluded in a study that  television, shows, movies, music, video games and the internet are contributing to youth violence in America. Ten major health organizations, including the American Medical Association urged Hollywood in a news conference Tuesday to curb the aggression it showcases and find non-violent ways to depict the resolution of anger and conflict.” (The frequency, duration and intensity of auditory, visual and kinesthetic stimulations in summation determine the mental growth level into violence – the Law of Summation of specific mental interpretive structural overadaptive growth in the brain. Simply stated, it means progressive upward growth that escalates violence.)

“The coalition of health professionals, which also blamed school violence on the easy access of children to guns and on society’s inadequate support of families, urged the public to rally against teen violence ‘much as we have moved against smoking, drunken driving and failure to use seat belts.’” (It’s obvious that the health professionals are supporting the governing laws of mental interpretive growth. Boxing and other violent sports should also be added to the contributing cause of both youth and adult violence.)

“While the report offered no new or surprising insights into the roots of youth violence – affirming what law enforcement, social service and education groups have said before it represents a rare instance for the health-care community to weigh-in with its view of the problem.” (The governing laws of mental growth offer new and surprising insights into the roots of youth violence and all criminal behavior because they are the roots of all behavioral disciplines and professions. The American public must mobilize and rally against stimuli that produce the birth and progressive growth of immoral and illegal behavior. The media should accept its responsibility to disseminate new scientific knowledge.)    

 

 Psychologist and psychiatrist analyze former San Antonio minister’s disappearance and his claim that he lost his memory. [50]

     “Posing that sense of self, as former San Antonio minister Wesley Barret ‘Barre’ Cox says occurred to him 16 years ago is a very rare event, according to doctors and psychologists who have studied amnesia. Even rarer, they say, is that Cox did not recover awareness of the life he led for 33 years before his mysterious disappearance from a desolate West Texas farm road in 1984. Cox has said that shortly after his disappearance he was beaten and left to die in Memphis, Tenn., awakened from a coma two weeks later in a hospital, and was unable to recover his memory. He said a family there took him in and helped him establish a new identity and new life, which eventually took him back to the ministry.” (The question boils down to whether brain damage or psychological trauma - natural interpretive structural overadaptive growth - causes anemia.)

‘“The chances are vanishingly small’ that a physical injury could cause such a profound loss of identity’ said Donald Davidoff, a Harvard Medical School psychology instructor and chief psychologist at McLean hospital in Belmont, Mass. ‘There are one or two cases in the literature. But they are exceedingly rare cases. ‘I would find it difficult to imagine a pathology that would allow one to completely forget who one is that would not be so devastating that it wouldn’t leave the person a vegetable,’ he said. Physical brain injuries usually affect both the ability to remember past events and the ability to learn new things.”  (The ability to learn new things is a mental structural overadaptive growth process. Brain damage could destroy all growth and functions of a particular area in the brain.)

“‘When there is what’s called “retrograde amnesia” – forgetting of things that go back in time – there is almost always a proportionate “anterograde anemia,” that is, a person has trouble learning new things,’ said Dr. Alfred Kaszniak, director of the Memory Disorders Clinics and a professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Arizona. Both forms of amnesia usually shrink as the brain recovers, he said.” (Retrograde amnesia, forgetting things that go back in time, is a degenerative or structural<->functional underadaptive growth process. Learning new things is an overadaptive growth process. If memory structures were completely damaged it would destroy their capability to grow in either direction.)

“Most frequently, the doctors said, identity and memory losses are rooted in psychological causes rather than physical injuries. ‘Most times when it’s a functional amnesia it is something psychologically traumatic,’ Kaszniak said. ‘Either the person engaged in some behavior that, because of his belief system, is highly proscribed and the guilt is overwhelming, or something happened that is just unacceptable to their frame of reference as they live their lives.’” (A highly proscribed belief system is an interpretation people have of their environment or status in life – a product of progressive interpretive structural overadaptive growth.)

 

Stephen C. Phillips, prison inmate at the Lynaugh Unit in Fort Stockton, predicts prison breaks in the future will escalate due to flawed prison system policies. [51]      

 “The Dec. 13 escape from the Connolly Unit was the biggest, most alarming prison break in modern Texas history, and now there is murder and robbery in its wake. But before finger-pointing, it might be worthwhile to identify why these men acted with such brazen desperation. Was this an isolated event or a symptom of something larger?” (There is murder and robbery in its wake because these seven criminals are in an advanced stage of growth into criminal behavior. The event is a symptom of something larger to come, an increased probability that the number of prison breaks will increase.)

“In no way is this offered as an excuse for the seven convicts. They alone are responsible for their actions.” (The seven convicts must be held accountable for their actions. However, social environments stimulate for and produce  negative interpretive growth, which predisposes specific behaviors.)

“Ten or 12 years ago in Texas, the crime rate was in the stratosphere. People were afraid. Drug wars raged. There was much rhetoric about ‘coddling’ criminals, ’country club’ prisons and inmates serving only small portions of their sentences. ‘Elect me and I’ll show criminals no mercy!” became a standard campaign sound bit.” (What else could you expect? “Coddling” children by letting them escape from sufficient consequences were the stimuli that produced the stratospheric crime rate and raging drug wars. The specific brain structures stimulated for by society had been received in society because the human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function organ capable of specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth.)

“For more than a decade legislatures and governors worked on lock-em-up-and-throw-away-the-key programs and laws. The largest prison building program in state history made room for a quadrupling of the prison population, which now tops 150,000. Many prisoners are serving harsher sentences, and others will spend 30 or 40 years locked up before becoming eligible for parole. The parole rate has been reduced to a trickle, and old releases have been rounded up on minor rule violations and returned to prison.” (If minor rule violators had been rounded up and forced to pay harder consequences, there would have been no need to build more prisons.)

“Educational opportunities have diminished. Rehabilitation and recovery programs have been trashed. And more so-called ‘privileges’ have been trashed. Then there is the near weekly execution in Huntsville – the ultimate statement of power. Some of this has contributed to a falling crime rate. True many criminal justice goals have been achieved. But at what cost?” (The criminal justice goal that should be and hasn’t been achieved is the prevention of the birth and growth of crime at all levels. The power of consequential medicine must be greater than, not equal to the growth stage into misbehavior.)

“Today, while much of America is absorbed in great prosperity, a putrid stench of collective despair wafts through the vast Texas prison system. It can be smelled in the endless halls, tasted in the bland prison diet and witnessed in the grim faces of countless men and women doing long, unproductive and meaningless time. Many grasp for hope through parole, thinking what they do – their good conduct and work ethic – will make a difference. Hope and possible release are the carrots that prison officials dangle to control a discontented population. And for many convicts, that carrot is rotten. ” (Good conduct and work ethic in early life makes the difference between going or not going to prison.)

“Despondency is growing in the prisons, and it is from that system that those seven escaped convicts came. No they didn’t learn to rob and murder here. I do believe however, they did learn something about hopelessness and there is nothing on earth more dangerous than a hopeless man.” (Unwillingness to accept, or even demand, structured freedom is the cause of hopelessness and our progressive loss of freedom. There is nothing on earth more dangerous than a legal system and a society unwilling to learn and comply with the governing laws of behavioral growth.)

New study connecting birth weight with IQ depicts nurture<->nature interaction and gives further prove that the governing laws of growth apply in the brain. [52]

LONDON – In the biggest study to date examining the influence of birth weight on intelligence, scientists writing in the British Medical Journal have found babies born on the heavy side of normal tend to be brighter as adults.” (Tending to be means structurally predisposed at birth, which increases the probability of being smarter later in life.)

“Scientists think that it has something to do with bigger babies having bigger brains, or perhaps with having more connections within their brains.” (There is no question that growth takes place by increasing the size of structures and/or the number of molecules or cells that make up a system.)

‘“Birth weight is only one of numerous factors that influence cognitive function.’” (This evidences that the Law of General Adaptation with Summation applies to the brain.)

‘“It may not be a very powerful one,’ said Marcus Richards, a psychologist at Britain’s Medical Research Council who conducted the study. ‘Parental interest in education – being in the PTA and getting involved in your child’s homework – has enormous impact, one that may even offset the effect of birth weight.’” (These factors stimulate for mental structural overadaptive growth that can offset the effect of birth weight if they stimulate for growth in the opposite direction or summate if they stimulate for growth in the same direction.)

“Similarly, Richards said, ‘the head start enjoyed by heavy babies can be squandered. Living in an over-crowded home, breathing polluted air or being caught in the middle of a divorce tend to diminish children’s intelligence scores,’ he said.” (Yes Marcus, structural and functional growth in intelligence can occur upwards or downwards depending upon the frequency, duration and intensity of specific types of stimulation. The human brain, like all life is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange organ modulated by time within and across generations.)

The ACLU shows its lack of knowledge about mental interpretive growth when it opposes an injumction against gangs designed to prevent crime. [53]

     “Authorities are targeting 29 gang members in the hope of making East Side streets safer. On Thursday, law enforcement officials began serving temporary restraining orders against the members who police say are involved in drug selling, property crimes and other organized crime. San Antonio police Capt. Ron Bruner said the 29 are members of four gangs who have ‘made it very difficult for families to go about their lives in a save and meaningful way.’” (Don't  police officers have the right to protect citizens from organized criminals? Don't they have the right to stimulate gang members for positive growth in a safe and meaningful way?)

“Police officers began taking a closer look at gang activity on the East Side several months ago, and officials decided to approach the district attorney’s office about the possibility of an injunction, Bruner said. Those involved are prohibited from taking part in a laundry list of activities associated with gangs, including publicly gathering with each other and flashing gang signals. Using pagers or cell phones in public for any reason also is banned under the straining order. Violation is punishable up to one year in jail.” *(As the Vermont State Prison inmates claimed in 1939, peer pressure was the number one reason that caused them to adopt lifestyles of crime. This led to my belief that one person can change the biochemical structure and function of another person's brain and the hypothesis that all education is physical education. After a half-century of behavioral observation and research this hypothesis has been proven to be a scientific truth.) *For details go to top of front page and click on Jesse C. Mac Leay, Ph.D.)

“The Rev. A.B. Devers, president of the Baptist Ministers Union. said the move is needed. ‘It’s not a blanket profiling,’ he said. ‘Individuals are identified; it’s not a racial thing. It’s very selective and specific, and it can have a positive effect.’” (It certainly can have a positive effect. Quick decisive accountability above an offender’s growth level into criminality will change negative behavior into positive behavior.)

     “But Edward L. Pina, president of the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said he thinks the actions are intended to circumvent the legal system. ‘I think it’s an unconstitutional abuse of governmental authority. Defense lawyers and civil libertarians also say that many of those targeted by the injunctions haven’t been convicted of any crimes.” (Mr. Pina, ACLU and defense lawyers don’t you think that youth should have the civil right not to be stimulated to grow into criminals? Don’t you think it should be a constitutional obligation to protect gang members and victims alike? Unstructured freedom of expression is the agent that threatens freedom in America.)

 

     Psychiatrist Dr. Frederick K. Goodwin, internationally recognized expert on the human brain, discusses life’s nurture<->nature interaction process. [54]

     “Genes or the environment. For years, many argued that one or the other shaped the workings of the mind, human behavior and mental disorders. Now we know it’s more complicated than either/or, says Dr. Frederick K. Goodwin. (For years, the governing laws of growth have claimed and then proven that both genes and and the environment shaped the workings of the mind and human behavior, said Jesse C. MacLeay, Ph.D. and author of the book, Life - What a Puzzle!.)

     ‘“The more you understand about genetically influenced differences in individuals, the more you can understand the power of the environment,’ says Goodwin a research professor of psychiatry at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he directs several research centers and conducts studies on bipolar disorder (manic depression).” (The more you understand the reciprocating relationship between genetics and environment the better you will understand the structure and function of the human mind and the behavior it regulates.)

     ‘“The environment affects people differently, depending upon their genetic makeups,’ he added in a telephone interview last week. ‘And in a certain sense, amplifies the genetic tendencies you already have. There isn’t any behavior pattern so far studied that doesn’t show a genetic component and also a non-genetic component’” (The environment amplifies genetic makeups when it affords stimulation for growth in the same direction [summation of genetic predisposition with enviromentally induced predisposition] and de-amplifies it when environmental stimulation for growth opposes it. There isn’t any behavior pattern so far studied, including criminal behavior, that doesn’t show a genetic and also a non-genetic component because nurture and nature are reciprocating structure<->function entities in the brain. In other words,  life's interacting structure<->function process in the brain is modulated by time within and across generations.)

 

      PET scan studies keep rolling in proving the biochemical structure of the brain is responsible for all addictions. [55]

      “A marked reduction in chemical receptors in the brains of obese people may trigger overeating in an effort to stimulate the brains ‘reward and motivation’ circuits, a new study shows. A similar finding has been found in drug addicts. Dr. Gene-Jack Wang and his colleagues at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, N.Y., discovered that obese people have about 20 percent fewer receptors for the chemical dopamine in the area of the brain that regulates reward.” (This means that motivation comes from a structure previously formed by external environmental stimulation.)

     “The idea to study eating behavior grew from findings that medicines that increase dopamine – stimulants such as Ritalin – suppress appetite. By contrast, medicines that block dopamine lead to a weight gain. The scientists recruited 10 extremely obese but otherwise healthy people. The average age was 35; the average weight 300 pounds. Each subject received a PET scan, which can measure specific brain chemicals. The scientists were interested in the dopamine 2 receptors. The receptors were significantly decreased in the obese people compared with a group of ten volunteers of normal weight. The higher the body-mass index, or BMI, the lower the number of dopamine receptors. This study doesn’t address whether weight gain lowers the number of dopamine receptors, or whether people are born with fewer receptors and that leads to food addiction.” (Because the human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange organ modulated by time within and across generations, nurture<->nature are also reciprocating or interacting structure<->function entities. Therefore, either one or both can lead to any addiction.)

     "Last year, Brookhaven's Dr. Nora Volkow published a paper suggesting cocaine addicts have reduced levels of a specific type of dopamine receptor called D2. Addicts use drugs to activate these reward circuits. 'Any behaviors associated with a reinforcing response from the brain - drugs, sex, gambling and now food - can increase dopamine, Volkow said. 'We would suggest that people engage in other behaviors that increase the activity of the reward circuits,' Volkow said" (The governing laws of growth would suggest that sexual perversion, violence and murder be added to the list.They also can produce highs or reinforcing responses from the brain. They would suggest that people engage in behaviors specific to those that advance humanity according to God's and Mother Nature's mandates.)

 

PET Scan Studies to determine the affects of TV violence on children by Dr. Peter Fox, director of the Brain Imaging Laboratory at the University of Texas Health Science Center, corroborates research reported years ago in the book “Life – What a Puzzle!  [56]

 “Fox recently worked with the Mind Science folks on a study of the effect of TV violence on children. His work hints at another warning parents might want to consider.” (Indeed, this is another warning, which was given numerous times previously.)

“Fox showed children two kinds of videos. One of people and animals running, jumping and racing; the other a different kind of action – scenes from ‘Rocky III’ with punching, kicking and other ‘directed violence.’” (Do you suppose that Dr. Fox’s study will find that specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth is a property of the brain – that violence will beget more violence?)

‘“Kids were engaged with both,’ Fox says. ‘But the violent videos were more cognitively arousing. And they activated areas of the brain that would, if not ingrain the behavior, at least encode the memory more vividly.’” (“Encoding” is a biochemical structural change in the brain, is it not? Doesn’t “more vividly” mean that the intensity of violence is a factor in stimulation for more violent growth?)

“Last week, a Florida 13-year-old was convicted of first-degree murder for punching and kicking a 6-year-old family friend to death. He was imitating a TV wrestling show. The same week, another teen was severely burned after setting himself on fire to copy a risky stunt on MTV’s aptly named ‘Jack Ass."' (The specific structures stimulated for have been received – the law of specific structural<->functional overadaptive growth. Haven’t you heard about this law before?)

“Genetics and brain studies now suggest that the more aggressive a child’s parents are, the more likely that child will inherit that tendency. And the more violence such a child is exposed to, the more violently he will react. Someday, docs may speak of ‘early onset violence.’” Today, they’re still studying. But parents and folks who work with kids have more and more reason to watch what kid’s watch – and watch what they’re learning. Is that too much to ask? (Doc’s have already spoken of “early onset of violence.” Biological science studies, neuro-science being one that includes the study of nurture and nature, has already formulated the scientific definition of life and the governing laws of structural<->behavioral growth. However, any good research findings will create the need for more research. It is indeed an understatement that folks who work with kids have more and more reason to watch what kids watch. But parents need to watch out for what they watch because they are also being stimulated to grow into more violent people when they watch violent TV programs. The scientific definition of life and its governing laws of biological growth make this information abundantly clear.)

 

Psychiatrist characterizes depression as an interpretive behavioral growth disease, which results in four basic choices that are made. [57]

 “As a clinical psychiatry prof at UT Health Science Center, Dr. Roberto Jimenez has often seen the dark side of the human soul. ‘Mothers who beat their children, husbands who kill their wives – once you begin to look at these cases you see that anybody could be driven to do it. What could you do to help?” (Anybody can be driven to these behaviors through environmental stimulation that produces natural interpretive structural overadaptive growth specific to the type of stimulation received. We could help by leading lifestyles that produce positive rather than negative growth in all people with whom we come in contact with – children and adults alike.)

“‘What drives most of us to the brink of hurting ourselves or someone else is a deep clinical depression, and all of us, from Africans to Eskimos, deal with it in much the same ways.’’’ (Yes, Dr. Jimenez, all humans are subject to the governing laws of biological growth.)

‘“Sometimes we become so distraught, so helpless and hopeless we have what’s called a sense of annihilation, with four basic choices.”’ (Yes, Dr. Jimenez, the frequency, duration and intensities of adverse experiences stimulates for the interpretive structural overadaptive growth that make us become so distraught, so helpless and hopeless.)’”

“‘One is homicide. You project the problem on the IRS, your father, your boss. To end the problem you annihilate the person.’” (Yes, one option is murder but this option eventually makes the depression worse.)

“‘There’s the suicide solution: you think, I don’t deserve to live. If I annihiliate myself, the problem disappears.’” (Yes, the problem disappears only for the one who commits the act.)

“‘Third, you can break down and become mentally ill. Then you can seek help,’ says Jimenez, who is also the chairman of the Board of Bexar County’s Center for Health Care Services.’’’ (Yes, Dr. Jimenez, but it’s tragic that people don’t recognize the disease before they break down and become mentally ill. Furthermore, it’s also tragic that people don’t seek help from behavioral experts, such as psychiatrists, before they grow into hardened criminals.)

‘“Finally, he says, there’s the creative solution, where people tap into resources, someone’s help, perhaps prayer, and move on.’ If family members or friends spot signs of depression early, they may be able to help a person get help before something tragic occurs,' Jimenez says." (Yes, Dr. Jimenez, prevention of diseases and criminal behavior is always preferred to rehabilitation. If family members, teachers and friends spot signs of depression and/or criminal behavioral growth early, they could get help before something tragic occurs.)

 

School massacre in California supports Dr. Jimenez's depression annihilation theory, which is congruent with my interpretive structural overadaptive growth theory. [58]

"SANTEE, Calif. - At Santana High School, Charles Andy Williams was considered a scrawny punk, a pint-sized 15-year- old openly ridiculed for his passivity, small size and pale skin. Kids stole shoes off his feet or stuff from his backpack while he watched , and he never fought back." (Those who ridiculed him  share the guilt for his behavior because they offered the external stimulation for growth that led to his depression. Children do not select their parents nor their environments and nurture<->nature interaction determines a human's personality and behavior.)

"Friends say Williams began threatening a month ago that he was going to shoot classmates. He repeated these menacing words over the weekend, say friends who dismissed his banter as the idle chatter of a weakling trying to act tough. 'I think he thought everybody was going to stop picking on him,' said Dustin Hopkins, 15 a sophomore. (It's a shame and a tragedy that everyone didn't stop picking on him says psychologists, psychiatrists, theologians and  biological behavioral experts.)

"There were plenty of signs of trouble. For the past month, Williams spoke about bringing a gun and shooting his peers at school. Hopkins and others said. He'd hang out and make threats, sometimes at a Jack-in-the-Box before school while kids chugged Coke or coffee; other times, after classes at the skateboard park. Hopkins recalled his friend saying, 'you guys just watch, I'll do it.' Like other students, Hopkins blew off these comments. Since Andy was considered a joker and a big talker, friends dismissed his banter as the idle chatter of a kid grasping for social acceptance." (If a kid talks about something it means he has been thinking about it. Thinking is a function capable of producing specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth. Whether or not a kid's thoughts culminate in violent behavior is dependent upon the frequency, duration and intensity of his specific type of thinking. Yes,  Andy was a kid grasping for social acceptance. If he had been granted social acceptance this tragic annihilation could have been prevented.)

"It seemed to most kids that Williams lacked the gumption and size to stand up for himself. 'He's not really big enough to defend himself," said Jessie 'Red' Cunard, 18 a former Santana student who was kicked out for truancy. Cunard said Williams drank and smoke, but never had any money and constantly requested cigarettes, especially Marlboro reds. 'He had just started drinking' said Cunard, who installs insulation.' He wasn't used to it at all. He was just trying to fit in.'" (Anxiety from not being accepted stimulates children to first smoke, then early depression sets  in, which leads to alcohol or harder drugs.)

"Friends believe Williams was particularly upset about the breakup last week with his 12-year-old girlfriend. There were allegations that Williams tried to entice the girl into having sex while she was intoxicated; when the allegations spread at the state park, one kid beat up Williams in the picnic area, friends said." (When Williams surrendered in the school bathroom while on his knees he said: "It's only me," which indicates he had an extremely low self image, a forerunner of deep  depression.  It is obvious that his broken undisciplined home and school environment, his viewing of violent video games and numerous rejection events summated in their effects, which produced his progressive interpretive growth into a state of depressive annihilation.)    

 

Family history of criminal shows the stimulation for growth in his brain that caused him to become a violent criminal. [59]

KARNES CITY – Facing a possible death sentence for his role in a 1999 ambush that left three law officers dead in Atascosa County, 20-year-old Kenneth Vodochodsky betrayed no emotion Wednesday as he watched his mother open a Pandora’s box of family secrets to a jury that will decide his fate.” (As his mother recalls her sons and her own environment and experiences, keep your mind focused on the Law of Specific Interpretive Structural overadaptive growth in a human's brain.)

“Annette Vodochodsky, 40, testified that her brother sexually molested Kenneth and his older brother when Kenneth was about four years old. The mother said she ordered her brother out of the house, but the damage already was done and had a profound and lasting impact on her son’s behavior. He became withdrawn, lonely and afraid she said.” (Using common sense, what would be the effect of this type of treatment on any child’s brain growth? At the age of four Kenneth was structurally predisposed to malbehavior throughout his life.)

‘“Kenny began stealing everything,’ she went on, adding that his thievery made her reluctant to take her into other people’s home.” (For heaven sake, Annette, why didn’t you teach him discipline and/or get help from behavioral experts who could have prevented his biological birth of crime?)

‘“The family lived in San Antonio at the time, and while her children were still younger than 10 years old, she plunged into a deep depression, leaving her children to fend for themselves,’ the mother said.” (When parents leave children to fend for themselves they get away with lower level misbehaviors more frequently than others, which advances their interpretive growth into criminal behavior.)

“She recalled that Kenneth was ordered out of the eighth grade when he took a hand-gun to class. He dropped out of public schools after that, she said, adding that she provided him home schooling and that he attended a trade school. (If a child is not disciplined in the home it will be extremely difficult under our present laws to turn behavior around in the schools. Each escape from sufficient accountability gives a child added confidence to resist authority at progressively higher levels. This progressive growth is due to specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth in the brain. Therefore, offenders grow into a more advanced stage of criminal behavior.

“Vodochodsky retained his stoic demeanor even as his mother told the jury about her own troubled youth and the violence other family members had committed.” (If children are treated violently they are stimulated to grow into violent people themselves through violent interpretive structural overadaptation.)

‘“I left home when I was 13 years old’ the mother testified, adding that she grew up in Los Angeles. Annette said she had used hard drugs and associated with street gangs before being put in a juvenile detention facility in California. She won a release on a pledge to leave the state, she testified, straining to keep from breaking down.” (What a sad justice system we have. If one state can’t solve a problem, send it to another state and let the offender grow into a worse criminal.)

“The mother testified that three of her uncles went to prison for murder and that one of them was executed after escaping from prison and killing 14 people. She didn’t mention their names or go into detail, but she went on to testify that her brother-in-0law, a heroin user had killed himself since the ambush. He feared what would happen to him if he went back to jail ‘with a name like Vodochodsky.” (The saddest part of all is that Vodochodsky had little, if any chance, of not growing into a violent criminal. Until total society learns and then complies with the governing laws of mental growth our prisons will be filled with those who have been denied their civil right not to be stimulated to grow into criminality. Isn't it a tragic situation, especially when we have the tools to immunize against criminal behavior?)  

                 

Rape cases including one in which 9,10-year old boys rape a 10-year-old girl evidences legal law’s failure to comply with the governing laws of mental growth. [60]

"Authorities are proceeding with a case against one of two fourth-graders accused of raping a 10-year-old girl at school. Police have filled a delinquent charge of aggravated sexual assault against the 10-year-old boy, who was placed in is parents’ custody. No charges will be filed against the 9-year-old because under Texas law children younger than 10 cannot be prosecuted.” (This law violates the law of human nature because lack of sufficient accountability at all ages advances a person’s mental growth stage into criminality. It violates the nine-year-old’s civil right not to be stimulated to grow into a hardened criminal.)

 

“The students were at Worth Heights Elementary during a Saturday tutoring session for fourth-graders. Before the sessions began, the boys dragged the girl screaming into the auditorium, where the 10-year-old boy held her down and the 9-year-old boy raped her, the girl told police.” (One absolute truth must be faced. The biochemical structure and function of these boys’ brains were formed by previous stimulation from their environments.)

 

‘“It wasn’t a case where they knew her and were mad at her. They didn’t know the girl,’ Fort Worth police Lt. Duane Paul said. ‘But we’re not trying to find out why it happened as much as how the case will proceed from here’” (It would be far more important to find out why it happened before the case proceeded. If you find out why it happened it would enable authorities to serve justice and possibly restructure the brain of these already diseased youngsters.)

 

“Children who commit sexual crimes usually have been sexually abused or influenced by their peers, family or the media, said Tod Burke, associate professor of criminal justice at Radford University in Radford, Va. Chances for rehabilitation decrease as a child grows, he said.” (Yes, professor Burke, a child’s environment can change the biochemical structure and function of a child’s brain. Peers, family, media, etc., can all stimulate for progressive growth into criminality – the Laws of Specific/and or General Adaptation with Summation.)

 

'"The crime is a symptom of a larger problem in the child’s life,' he said. 'But such cases are difficult because children learn the difference between right and wrong at different ages,' he said. ‘From ages 7 to 10 or 11 it becomes a little less clear. You have to look at it on an individual basis,’ Burke said. ‘It’s not so much their chronological age as their mental age.’ Investigators also must consider the child’s intent during the crime when finding out whether a child is old enough to face responsibility for his actions,’ Burke said.” (“Children are capable of learning the difference between right and wrong long before age ten,” biological laws say. Why not start structuring the behavior of children at birth?)

 

“In a case in Indianapolis, a 16-year old boy first convicted of rape at age 7 was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for rape.” (Why wasn’t he held accountable at age 7 when behavioral experts could have restructured his brain much easier and prevented his second rape?) 

 

Gricelda Moreno’s 99-year sentence and refusal to grant her parole by editorial writer Rick Casey depicts another flaw in our legal system. [61]

“The mystery of why the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles did not release Gricelda Moreno to be with her waiting children after 13 years in prison is dwarfed by the mystery of why the late District judge Mike Machado sentenced her to 99 years in the first place.”(Both mysteries can be traced to lack of knowledge of the governing laws of mental growth.)

 

“So why did Machado give such a harsh sentence? I have a theory. Machado had previously presided over the trial of Antonio Gonzalez, Moreno’s husband. The evidence in this case was graphically gruesome, even by the morbid standards of Bexar County’s horrific child-abuse docket. Testimony showed the victim had been tormented over a long period of time. Photos showed her to be abused and even malnourished. There was no question that Moreno had not protected her children – as human decency and the law require. She knew, or had to almost willfully keep from knowing, what was going on. Although she tried to escape with her five children, she didn’t do it. Machado, like the jury in Gonzalez’s trial, had seen the evidence – not only of Gonzalez’s torture and murder, but of Moreno’s passive complicity. (If the judge, jury and prosecuting attorney had known the mental growth fear produced in Moreno’s brain by experiencing the torture and murder of her child, they would have understood the reason for her passive complicity.)

 

An e-mail sent to Mr. Casey by women who had experienced the same type of brutality by her husband that Gricelda had received gives an explanation. ‘“I suppose if you believe in a supreme being then he only knows,’ she wrote. ‘Only he knows why I stayed in an abusive marriage for 15 years. Only he knows the mental damage done by such men.’” (The governing laws of mental growth also know and understand why she and Moreno stayed in an abusive marriage – non-volitional or uncontrolled fear, which overcomes what is known as the “free will.”)

 

‘“The mental damage done by these abusers is astounding. Without having ever met Gricelda, I have no doubt in my mind that he had her convinced that the kids were just telling her these things – that the bruises and any other damage she may have seen were deserved by a misbehaving child. And I also have no doubt that if she ever told anyone, she would receive his wrath.’ The dominator in such a relationship, my e-mailer wrote, ‘has her convinced she is worthless, helpless and nothing without him. He controls her life, her mind, her income and her children.’” (This type of summated stimulation from one’s environment can produce interpretive structural overdaptation growth in the brain that convinces victims that they are worthless, helpless and hopeless.)

 

“Could anyone who came to understand how powerless Moreno must have felt under Gonzalez’s domination have given the two the same sentences?” (The answer to Mr. Casey’s question based on his common sense and biological science is a resounding no. When the scientifically proven governing laws of mental growth are learned well enough to become common sense, we will be able to optimally prevent all types of crime. The big questions that remain are: Will our legal profession ever accept the fact that humans do not have a totally independent “Free Will?” Does it realize that our prisons are full of inmates whose destiny has been predisposed  by both genetic and environmental factors?  Will it ever be willing to comply with human nature's laws that give the only viable solution to the optimal prevention of crime in America?)

 

 

Biological science responds to Attorney general John Ashcroft's plea for the entertainment industry to promote a culture of responsibility. [62]

 

"Attorney General John Ashcroft said Friday that violent entertainment aimed at kids contributes to an 'ethnic of violence,' and he urged the media to help steer young people to a safer path. Commenting on Thursday's shooting near San Diego, the second in less than a month, Ashcroft said parents, school officials, law enforcement agencies, students and the media all need to promote a 'culture of responsibility' that discourages children from lashing out with violence when they're angry or disenchanted." (The first  foremost and only viable way to promote a '"culture of responsibility" is to educate all people, children and adults alike, in nature's governing laws of life and then comply with them.)

 

"'Even if one were to accept the premise that the entertainment culture of bullying are the root of what motivates kids to do this, you can't drain those images out of kids,' said Kristen Rand, legislative director at the Violence Policy Center." (Kristen, it's more than just a premise it is a proven scientific truth. If it is true that you can't drain those images out of the kids, it validates why society must prevent them from being implanted in children's brains by the media and others. However, if those images haven't been implanted in kid's brains too deeply, their brains can be restructured.)

 

 

FBI details of police drug sting offers evidence concerning the validity of the assumed "free will" theory. [63]

 

"The main indictment charges the conspiracy began on Nov. 1, 1999, involving Conras Fragozo, his civilian nephew Edward Frafozo, and officers Patrick Bowen, Lawwrence Bustos, Manual Cedillo, Peter Saenz and Arthur Gutierez. Authorities believe Fragozo, Bustos and Cedillo were up to their ears in criminal activity by the time Bowron requested they act as character witnesses at his October 1999 trial on his charges of assaulting his live-in girlfriend, Kimberly Martin." (This certainly suggests that Bowron's moral behavior wasn't at the highest level of life's moral continuum in.)

 

"One after  another they took the stand: Cedillo, then Bustos, followed by Fragoso. They attaacked Martin's credibility while insisting their comrade was beyond reproach. 'I consider Patrick to be a very law-abiding person,' Fragoso told jurors, according to a cassette recording of the testimony obtained by the San Antonio Express-news. 'He's a good officer,' Cedillo testified, '(Martin) has a bad reputation for truthfulness.'"  (It seems that all four of these policeman were structurally predisposed to behave improperly by stimulation derived from their previous environments - environmentally induced structural predisposition.)

 

" A jury acquitted Bowren in just 25 minutes. James Custer, the prosecutor, said he had doubts about the officers' testimony in this case. Now looking back, 'it makes you wonder even more,' he said." (It makes the governing laws of growth wonder why their moral backgrounds at all levels of wrongful behavior were not carefully investigated before they were accepted into police officer training.)

 

Authorities discussed what constitutes entrapment in a sting operation. "Bill Johnston, a former federal prosecutor in Waco, said good agents are careful to allow the suspect free will. 'He has to make sure he allows the suspect to have his will, rather than offering such a temptation or such an opportunity so very strong that it overrides his will,' Johnson said." (Webster's dictionary defines the free will as, "the power to make free choices unconstrained by external circumstances." Entrapment, defined as, "to lure into performing a previously or otherwise uncontemplated illegal act," is itself an external circumstance that constrains freedom of choice that overrides a falsely assumed free will. Offering a temptation or such an opportunity so very strong that it overrides ones "free will" depends upon at what level previous environmental moral stimulation has structured that particular person's conscience.)

 

"'The most famous case of where it was argued successfully is the Delorean case, where the defense argued that so much money was offered, it was impossible to turn it down.' The defendant who uses entrapment as a defense must prove he or she was not predisposed to committing the alleged crime." (Everyone is predisposed to committing crimes at variable levels, which is a product of nurture<->nature interaction. What level of integrity in the moral behavioral continuum of life should be set as the entrapment standard when it is never impossible to turn an offer of money down?)             

 

"'The prosecution may show that the defendant did this before, that were discussions about it, he was knowledgeable about it, really reveled in it somewhere perhaps in electronic surveillance,' Johnston said. 'Anything that will show the defendant was predisposed to committing the crime and that the agents simply provided the opportunity.'" (The governing laws of growth teach us that the concept of the "free will" is not totally independent from environmental experiences. This rejection of the free will theory means that numerous people have been sentenced to prison through little or possibly no fault of their own. Our legal system and society at large should accept its responsibility and adopt an entirely new approach to crime prevention and rehabilitation of criminals - to structure or restructure the human moral conscience, respectively. Law, interpretation of law and enforcement of law must be put into compliace with the governing laws of mental growth and human behavior.) 

 

 

Evidence dispels the belief that humans have an independent "Free will" when they make behavioral choices, which places a magnanimous challenge and responsibility on our judicial system to reform itself in compliance with the governing laws of mental growth. [64]

 

Webster's definition of "Free Will" is: "the power to make free choices unconstrained by external circumstances." The definition of independent is: not subject to the influence, control or determination of another person or others. The following evidence refutes the independent "free will" theory.

 

(1) Behavioral addictions and irresistible compulsions cause people to lose volitional control of their choices.

(2) Nurture<->nature interaction plays a role in all human functioning, including the  behavioral choices people make in life.

(3) We can't deny that it is extremely important to structure the conscience of children in homes, schools and churches

(4) Genetic scientists have discovered that there are hereditary predispositions to human traits and behaviors.

(5) Research statistics prove a far greater percentage of children raised in poverty environments grow into criminals than those from affluent environments.

(6) Life, both within an individual and between people, is an interacting  structure<-> function energy exchange process, which means that people can change each other's biochemical structure and behavior.

(7) Because life's structure<->function, microbehavior<->macrobehavior and  nurture<-> nature are interacting energy exchange processes within and between humans, the belief that there is an independent "free will" cannot be scientifically supported. 

 

SUMMARY CONCLUSION - Label or define "free will" whatever you may wish, but choices people make and growth into criminality are directly proportional to the escapes from full accountability for any wrongful behavior - the probability of choosing lifestyles of crime rises with each successive escape.

 

 

Evidence proves that specific interpretive structural<->functional overadaptive growth in the brain is responsible for the human behaviors listed below: [65]

 

  (1)  All types of confidence training and phobic rehabilitation

 (2)  Prejudice to the unit, group or organization to which a person belongs

 (3)  Escalation of criminal behavior due to insufficient accountability and education

 (4)  Desensitization to violence

 (5)  Depression, which grows progressively until it causes some form of annihilation

 (6)  Power begets more power, more power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

 (7)  Welfare begets more welfare, hate begets more hate and love begets more love

 (8)  All behavioral addictions

 (9)  Religious cults and wars occurring thoughout history

(10) Copycat violent and/or sexually perverted crimes - including creation of serial killers

(11) Turns specific kinds of thinking into specific behaviors

(12) The psychology of the stock market

(13) The rise and fall of empires throughout history

(14) Success breeds success and failure breeds failure.

(15) Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will destroy my self-image

 

Middle school anti-bullying pilot project takes important step toward immunizing students against violent behavior. [66]

 

 "The Norwegian-based Project Respect program was started at the beginning of the school year in August. Counselor Barbara Nelson said she has already seen results. Nelson who is the Project respect coordinator, said studies show that the program can reduce violence on campuses by 25 percent to 50 percent the first year. 'I work with eighth-graders, and I have seen a drop in the number of bullying cases from early fall to this point, in the spring of the school year,' she said." (Yes, Barbara, Mental growth is the root cause of bullying and/or violent crimes and only mental growth can prevent them.)

 

"'For a long time, bullying was considered something that just happens. Unfortunately the consequences nowadays, if it is not taken care of, can escalate to a point beyond control,' Nelson said, referring to the trend of school violence in recent years." (Unfortunately, any wrongful behavior will escalate and possibly get out of control nowadays unless offenders pay immediate consequences, say the governing laws of mental growth, referring to the trend of crime and violence in recent years.)

 

"Project Respect is the name Kirby school officials call the two-year program that provides a structured, reinforcing environment where the school and community focus on eliminating bullying, she added. 'Lessons can be about how to help others, how to respect other students, how to keep from being bullied and how to identify bullies' the counselor said." (Schools should provide a structured reinforcing environment where the school and community focus on eliminating all wrongful behavior through quick decisive accountability at all levels during a person's total developmental years, say the governing laws of mental-moral growth.)

 

"Project Respect offers specialized counseling for the bully and the victim. 'The major objective is to make a safer school where students feel more comfortable and can learn to do well,' Nelson said. 'This is a proactive program, and we must earn the trust of students so that they know the school will take care of the bullying problem and that they don't have to be silent victims,' she said." (A major objective of the governing laws of mental growth is to immunize children against criminal behavior in schools, a proactive program in which all citizens don't have to be silent victims. One person can change the biochemical structure of another's brain because life between individuals, as well as within an individual, is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process.)  

 

History of former gang leader Jennifer Ontiveros, evidences that mental growth is the root cause of criminal behavior and only mental growth can prevent it - addttional evidence that refutes the independent "Free Will" theory.  [67]

 

 "It was peer pressure that lured her into gang life when she was 13. Though blessed with a strong and loving mother and a sparkling academic record, Ontiveros wasn't satisfied. 'I wanted to be accepted by my peers,' she says. 'I wasn't being praised for being smart and having academic achievement awards.'" (It was peer pressure that lured many of the convicts in the Vermont State Prison in 1939 that led to the hypothesis that "All education is physical education," and culminated in the book "Life - What a Puzzle!)

 

"So naive was she about gang life Ontiveros actually thought she would be able to do her homework. For her initiation she was beaten up by three other girls. In time, yearning to prove she was equal to male gang members, Ontiveros submitted to a beating from five guys. She chose that initiation rite instead of 'rolling the dice,' which required having sex with whomever the males decided." (Wasn't this a wonderful so-called "free choice" decision that she made?)

 

"By the age of 16, she was a leader of the largest gang in the city using her gifts for all the wrong reasons. Her life became a caravan of one gang funeral after another. Death clung to her until it finally troubled her. 'I felt trapped,' she says. 'I was going to funerals where parents despised me because your cause is what caused the tragedy.' By the time she was 17, Ontiveros despised herself for living a life that caused such pain and could lead to her death." (Those who think Jennifer's environment didn't predispose the behavioral choices she made - [environmentally induced predisposition] - simply don't know as much about life as they should. All adults should be constantly aware that life, including life in the brain, is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process and that nurture<->nature interaction affects the behavioral choices children make during life. The structure and behavior of children is determined by the stimulation they receive from their environments because specific interpretive structural<->functional overadaptive growth is an undeniable property of the human brain.)

 

 

  How not to rehabilitate or restructure the brain of sex offenders is demonstrated when prison counselor uses strip-club therapy to rehabilitate boxer Tony Ayala after he is released from prison. [68]

 

 "The men who manage Tony Ayala Jr.s boxing career are busy combing the countryside for a fight for 'El Torito.' And Ayala's lawyers are laboring to put together a defense for his upcoming trial. But again it appears no one - including Ayala himself - is interested in getting to the root of the real problem." (The root problem is natural interpretive structural overadaptive growth caused by stimulation from his environment (nurture) as it interacted with his genetic make-up (nature).

 

"Surprise. Surprise. The one man close to Ayala with the ability to help him most has kept his distance, which is probably a good thing. Brian Raditz, who went from being Ayala's prison counselor counselor to his boxing manager - a typical career move for licensed psychiatrists - failed miserably with his innovative notion of strip-club therapy. If you ask me, Ayala and Raditz both need professional help." ( You're absolutely 100% correct Mr. Whisler. Professional help from those who know how to restructure the brain of convicts would be OK, but it can't be done by putting them into environments that stimulated for the interpretive growth that caused them to become sexually perverted criminals in the first place.)

 

"Raditz has been a constant in Ayala's corner, but I'm not sure he was ever on his side. Give Ayala credit for trying. He's admitted to having a drinking problem and has been attending AA meetings regularly since his arrest. But while alcohol may be the trigger, you don't have to be a doctor of anything to see that he may have a much deeper issue. Many alcoholics do silly things when they drink. Stupid things, too, such as getting behind the wheel of a car. But they don't wind up breaking into women's homes." (If a person becomes addicted to sexual perversion and/or rape in addition to alcohol addiction, breaking into a women's home is exactly the type of behavior that can be expected.)

 

"That's the common thread that runs through Ayala's criminal history. Technically the time he assaulted a coed in the restroom of a local drive-in theatre when he was a teen doesn't count." (Technically it doesn't count according to legal law, but it must be counted according to the governing laws of mental growth - biological law.)

 

"But as with other incidents - the time he wandered into a neighbor's home, claiming he was drunk and mistook the house for his own, and when he raped a woman in New Jersey - they all have involved Ayala being in a place where he wasn't wanted. And each time the target was a woman." (By failing to hold Ayala accountable for all his incidents of wrong doing, Ayala was deprived of his civil right not to be stimulated to grow into a criminal. No one can sensibly deny that the specific structures stimulated for will be received without evidence to the contrary, because specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth has been scientifically proven to be a governing law, property and/or capability of the human brain.)

 

"Ayala appeared to be making progress, to changing his ways after he was released from prison two years ago. The key word is 'appeared.' That's why a lot of people are so baffled. Many of his fellow boxers say Ayala has a big heart. He bought lavish gifts for people. He purchased Zarzamora Street Gym for his father and reportedly a car for one of his brothers. People who invited Ayala to speak to at-risk youth spoke about him in glowing terms. But it is apparent now that it was too much too soon for Ayala after he returned to San Antonio. He may have behaved himself in prison, but now the choices flew at him at warp speed." (A man who is addicted to rape and alcohol doesn't have an independent "free will." He must be confined to a highly disciplined and structured environment until he has been fully rehabilitated. And that seldom happens in prison environments.)

 

"Because of his advanced age, he dove headlong into his ring comeback. And the fast lane. Ayala missed out on his 20s while in prison, so he decided to make up for it when he got out. He partied like it was 1979. He was put on the same pedestal he was on before he went to prison. And the arrogance was still there too. Tony, if you really want to dig deep and get to the root of your problem, now is the time to do it. Now is the time to get some of that psychotherapy you always claimed you didn't need. I wouldn't turn to Raditz, your No. l fan and enabler; but I'd make him foot the bill for it." (Tony, as Mr. Whisler suggests, your root problem is mental growth and only mental growth can turn your behavior around. The sad thing is that if you get let off because your case may be too weak to prove, your negative growth will continue to advance. If you are sent to prison without behavioral experts who are qualified to restructure your brain, it will also be counter-productive. To protect society and at the same time solve your problem, the court must sentence you to a rehabilitative facility until you are completely cured of your behavioral addictions. And the mental healing process will not include barroom and/or strip club attendance as therapy for a man who is sexually addicted because of previous excessive attendance at strip-clubs.)

 

 

Prison psychiarist Dr. John Smith reveals how Timothy McVeigh's environmental experiences stimulated for the growth that culminated in his bombing of the Alford Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. [69]

 

"Through spring and summer 1995, Dr. John Smith listened as Timothy McVeigh talked of bullies, Waco and rage.  Far from insane or a sociopath, McVeigh was intelligent, he also was saddled for much of his life with severe depression born of both self-esteem and a profound inability to cope with failure, Smith said.” (All children should be taught how to accept failure because it becomes an inevitable part of everyone’s life. Depression could be legitimately classified as an interpretive structural overadaptive growth disease.) 

 

“The second of three children of William and Mildred ‘Mickey’ McVeigh, the gangly, socially awkward boy coped poorly with the bullying he received in school and the loud arguing that frequently rang through the family’s small suburban Buffalo home. His answer for both situations, Smith says, was to develop a fantasy life in which he was ‘always taking down the bully. As he over-identified with the underdog and the undervalued, which he saw himself as.’” (What a person thinks or conceives in his mind is subject to natural progressive interpretive structural overadaptive growth.  If the frequency, duration and intensity of this specific type of thinking are great enough, it will turn mere fantasizing into harmful behavior.)

 

“McVeigh’s parents separated twice when he was a boy and divorced when he was 17. He bonded with his grandfather, Edward McVeigh, who got the boy interested in guns. Later, McVeigh became passionate about gun ownership rights and any law that infringed on those rights, longtime friend Vicki Hodge testified during McVeigh’s 1997 sentencing hearings.” (McVeigh’s environment afforded the stimulation that structured his brain in compliance with the Law of Specific Interpretive Structural overadaptive growth, an undeniable property of the human brain.)

 

“McVeigh enlisted in the army in 1988, quickly embracing the discipline and structure the military offered. He became an expert marksman. During the Gulf War, McVeigh was a gunner on a Bradley fighting vehicle.” (This could have desensitized or immunized him against the fear of violence and even the fear of death – another example of environmental stimulation that produced specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth.)

 

“McVeigh enlisted in the army in 1988, quickly embracing the discipline and structure the military offered. He became an expert marksman. During the Gulf War, McVeigh was a gunner on a Bradley fighting vehicle.” (This could have desensitized or immunized him against the fear of violence and even the fear of death – another example of environmental stimulation that produced specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth.)

 

“When McVeigh returned home a hero, he was handed a golden opportunity and was dealt his worst setback. He was invited to try out for the Army’s Special Forces, the elite Green Berets. McVeigh had just returned from the war and had no time to train. Unable to endure the tryout’s physical rigors, he dropped out.” (Anytime people are given mental or physical stimulation above their targetzone level (ability to cope) they will get discouraged and likely drop out. All teaching personnel, teachers, trainers, coaches, ministers, etc. should learn and be qualified to apply the Law of Targetzone Intensity of Stimulation, which produces upward growth in the brain.)  

 

‘“In my opinion, it was a real turning point,’ Smith said. ‘He told me that subsequent to that happening, he felt depressed and aimless.” (The governing laws of growth fully agree. Depression is an interpretive structural overadaptive growth disease.)

 

“At one point, McVeigh thought of suicide and sought help from a veteran’s Administration mental health clinic in Florida. But when the clinic told him he couldn’t gain admission under an assumed name, McVeigh balked. He filtered through a series of low paying jobs, all the while feeding his growing disdain for the federal government with Second Amendment rights literature and visits to gun shows. In 1993, McVeigh watched on television as flames engulfed the Branch Davidian compound near Waco. ‘He told me that when he saw that happen on TV … a rage overwhelmed him that he had never experienced before.’”  (Isn’t it obvious that all of his environmental experiences summated in their effects and finally triggered his unforgivable sin? Do you understand that nurture<->nature interaction was the determinant of his behavior rather than coming from an independent “Free Will” choice? Justice for all cannot be served regardless of whether he is executed or imprisoned for life. The only viable solution to prevention of such despicable behavior is to structure the conscience of children and adults alike, in compliance with the governing laws of mental growth and behavior - the laws that characterize human nurture and nature.)

 

 

Criminal history of cannabalistic predator showcases the innate flaw in our criminal justice system. [70]

             

“Bar-Jonah, 44, grew up as David Brown in the town of Webster, Mass. Neighbors described him as a strange boy fascinated by gore." (Being fascinated by gore (blood) should have been recognized as a red flag warning signal that Brown was likely predisposed by nurture and/or nature to this type of behavior. Barring early intervention and treatment these fascinations grow and escalate into harmful criminal behavior in the future.)

 

  “In 1974, a 17-year-old Brown, dressed as a police officer, ordered an 8-year-old boy into his car and beat and choked the youngster before driving him home. The boy later recognized his assailant working at a McDonald's. Brown pleaded guilty and received a years probation." (Probation without proper accountability, without paying adequate consequences and psychological evaluation and counseling when necessary, is a violation of human nature's governing laws of mental growth. Rather than deterring crime, probations of this nature stimulate for interpretive growth that escalates an offender's criminal behavior.)

 

  “In 1977, again dressed as a police officer, Brown kidnapped two boys from a movie theatre, ordered them to undress and began strangling them. One boy escaped. Brown was arrested after a chase, and authorities found the second boy in his trunk, handcuffed. This time the boy was sentenced to 18 to 30 years in prison for attempted murder and other charges. A psychiatrist pronounced him dangerously disturbed, and in 1979 Brown was committed to Bridgewater State Hospital." (This sentence complies with the governing laws of mental growth provided he remains in the hospital until completely cured of his behavioral disease.)

 

 “In 1991, Superior Court Judge Walter Steele ruled Bar-Jonah could leave without restrictions because the state hasn't proved that he was still dangerous. (This ruling is a clear violation of human nature's laws. Authority and responsibility for releasing mental patients without restrictions should be in the hands of medical professionals. Why should lawyers for the state, who have little knowledge of behavioral diseases, be forced by a judge, who also is unqualified to make such decisions, to bear the burden of proof that the offender patient is still dangerous or not? It flies in the face of common sense and is a mockery of justice.)

 

 “Prosecutors cut a deal in 1991 with the man, Nathaniel Bar-Jonah: No Jail time, two years probation and he must move to Montana and live with his mother. Dudley District Judge Sarkis Teshoian approved the deal sending Bar-Jonah to Montana. Bar-Jonah headed west. And it's there that he stands accused of crimes far more horrifying. He's suspected of butchering a child and serving the remains to his neighbors."  (Everyone is happy when every single soul passes the buck down the totem pole. Prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges should share the blame for Bar-Jonah"s Montana crimes. Biological science warns America that unless the legal profession complies with Mother Nature's governing laws of mental growth it will continue to foster criminal growth that produces such horrifying monsters. If the profession doesn't voluntarily comply, it should be forced to do so by society at large.)

 

Brain research studies by Dr. Otnow Lewis and neurologist Dr. Johnathan Pincus supplies additional evidence that both brain damage and natural mental growth predispose (increase the probability of engaging in) criminal behavior. [71]

 

“No one suggests abuse or brain damage makes a murderer, but Lewis says that while most damaged people don’t turn into killers, almost every killer is a damaged person. She concludes most murderers are shaped by the combination of the brain, particularly to the frontal lobes, which control aggression and impulsiveness.” (The governing laws of biological growth concludes that brain damage and natural growth cause murderous behavior. The biochemistry of the frontal lobes that control aggression and impulsiveness is shaped by nurture<->nature interaction.)

 

“Dr. Barbara Kirwin, a forensic psychologist who recounted her examinations of violent murderers in her book, ‘The Mad, the Bad and the Innocent,’ questions Lewis’ studies because, like many medical studies with small samples, they are not controlled. And if unusual brain activity can be interpreted, Kirwin said: ‘I want to find out what subcortical firing Mother Theresa has.’ Kirwin’s findings on the incidence of child abuse among homicide defendants differ wildly from Lewis’. Kirwin estimates that of the 300 or so defendants she has studied, 10 percent have been abused. Many legal experts agree, while others say the law should be in no hurry to apply new theories in the debate. Many psychiatrists and psychologists too, see evil and con artistry where researchers like Lewis see disease.” (Biologists and neuroscientists today see evil and con artistry as a product of natural growth and/or damage to the brain from diseases and other sources. There’s no doubt that the U.S. judiciary system from the Constitution on down must be put into compliance with life’s scientific definition and its five governing laws of biological growth and behavior. Otherwise ample justice will never be achieved in America.)

 

Brain research studies by Dr. Otnow Lewis and neurologist Dr. Johnathan Pincus supplies additional evidence that both brain damage and natural mental growth predispose (increase the probability of engaging in) criminal behavior. [71]

 

"Almost without exception, Lewis has found in evaluating dozens of death row inmates, they have damaged brains. Most also were the victims of vicious battering and often sexual abuse as children. A professor of psychiatry at New York University, Lewis is rethinking the etiology of violence. Her studies focus on some of the most violent criminals; she has interviewed 150 to 200 murderers, sorting through their histories and their brains." (The etiology of violence is an investigation into macro-behavior and the effect it has on microstructure and function of the brain. Lewis’s studies supply evidence that family experiences during childhood play a critical role in creating violent criminals. The governing laws of growth and human behavior substantiates that experiences and social interaction throughout life, i.e. peer pressure, play a critical role in creating criminals.)

 

'"Lewis has revolutionized the way people think about criminal behavior,' said Ely Saks, who teaches forensic psychiatry at the University of Southern California Law School. And while no evolution is at hand in the criminal justice system, legal scholars say new findings on brain dysfunction finally are gaining attention, at least where they matter most: in death penalty cases. Just this year four states banned execution of people with mental retardation, bringing to 17 the number of death penalty states that have made that exception." (A new revolution should be at hand in the criminal justice system, a revolution that pays careful attention to brain function as well as dysfunction in life. Let’s not wait until criminal growth progresses to the point that the death penalty becomes the only viable option.)

 

"Her collaborator, Dr. Jonathan Pincus, the chief of neurology at the Veteran's Hospital in Washington, sets out the neurologist examination from simple reflex tests to EEG's and brain scans that supplemented the interviews. The researchers also combed whatever medical records they could find. In 1996, Lewis and Pincus published a study of 15 death row inmates that found that all had suffered head trauoma, most in car accidents but many by beatings as well. Twelve had suffered physical abuse, and five of these had been sodomized by relatives. Pincus administered the neurological examinations, from simple reflex tests to EEG's and brain scans that supplemented the interviews. The researchers also combed whatever medical records they could find." (Dr. Pincus study also shows that both brain damage and the environment have an effect on one’s behavior. Both studies support the premises that the human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange organ and that nurture<->nature interaction plays a significant role in making behavioral choices.)

 

"No one suggests abuse or brain damage makes a murderer, but Lewis says that while most damaged people don't turn into killers, almost every killer is a damaged person. She concludes most murderers are shaped by the combination of the brain, particularly to the frontal lobes, which control aggression and impulsiveness." (The governing laws of biological growth concludes that brain damage and natural growth cause murderous behavior. The biochemistry of the frontal lobes that control aggression and impulsiveness is shaped by nurture<->nature interaction.)

 

"Dr. Barbara Kirwin, a forensic psychologist who recounted her examinations of violent murderers in her book, 'The Mad, the Bad and the innocent,' questions Lewis' studies because, like many medical studies with small samples, they are not controlled. And if  unusual brain activity can be interpreted, Kirwin said: 'I want to find out what subcortical firing Mother Theresa has.' Kirwins findings on the incidence of child abuse among homicide defendants differ wildly from Lewis'. Kirwin estimates that of the 300 or so defendants she has studied, 10 percent had been abused." (It should be noted that in Franklin D. Roosevelt's March of Dimes studies 80 percent of Americans had been invaded by polio viruses before they had reached age 20 but only a relatively small percentage became inflicted with paralytic poliomyelitis. Viral and bacterial diseases seldom inflict a large percentage of the population they have invaded, but that doesn't mean they do not cause diseases. You can bet your last bottom dollar that Mother Theresa's brain is structured differently than homicide defendants.)

 

"Many legal experts agree, while others say the law should be in no hurry to apply new theories in the debate. Many psychiatrists and psychologists too, see evil and con artistry where researches like Lewis see disease." (Biologists and neuroscientists today see evil and con artistry as a product of natural growth and/or damage to the brain from diseases and other sources. There’s no doubt that the U.S. judiciary system from the Constitution on down must be put into compliance with life’s scientific definition and its five governing laws of biological growth and behavior. Otherwise ample justice will never be achieved in America.)  

 

  

Biography James J. Kilpatrick, Universal Press Syndicate columnist states his views and the Supreme Court's options on the death penalty when it rules whether or not IQ (nature) should absolve the death penalty for young murderers. [72]

 

  "Early on the morning of Jan 2, 1987, Ernest Paul McCarver killed Woodrow Hartley. At some point in its October term, The Supreme Court will decide whether McCarver should be put to death for his crime. (Decisions concerning the death penalty should be based upon both nature and nurture because both play a role in making behavioral decisions.)

 

"At trial the most relevant testimony came from Dr. George Baroff, an acknowledged expert in the field of mental retardation. He concluded that the defendant had an IQ of 67 an age equivalent score of 10 years in adaptive behavior. (Should hereditary IQ (nature) be held against him when he had no choice in selecting his parents?)

 

"Defense counsel developed a bleak biography. Ernest and his older brother were sexually abused as children. When their parents were sent to prison the boys shuttled be relatives and foster homes. They wound up in an orphanage. Ernest failed most of his classes but got through the 10th grade. He was variously charged with housebreaking, petty larceny and check fraud. He served time, got out on probation, and worked sporadically as a roofer: At the time of the Harley murder, Ernest was 26 years old. He had the reading comprehension of a 7 year-old. He had no fixed address and slept usually in his rattletrap car." (Should stimulation from his environment (nurture) be held against him when he had no choice in selecting his environment? During his developmental years did his home, school and judicial system environments accept their responsibility to structure his "Free will" conscience adequately? Isn't it obvious that both nurture and nature played a dominant role in predisposing his behavioral choices?) 

 

"Before sentence was imposed, a prison psychiatrist tested McCarver by asking him to finish an incomplete sentencing beginning, 'I like.' McCarver wrote, 'I like to kill. The happiest time is when I killed that man. I regret being born. At bedtime I dream about killing.' A forensic psychiatrist, testifying for the state, described the defendants personality disorder as a direct consequence of sexual abuse as a child and a total lack of nurture. (Biological science agrees and adds: the specific brain structure and behavior society has stimulated for, it has received through overadaptive growth and behavior - the Law of Specific Interpretive Structural overadaptive growth. The death penalty does not fit an "all or none law". Sometimes under extreme circumstances it becomes a necessary evil even though nature and lack of essential nurture is the fundamental reason defendant's commit horrible crimes, such as is the case with many permanently deranged serial killers. The only viable solution to the prevention of crime and rehabilitation of criminals requires structuring of children's brains during their total developmental years in homes, schools, churches and rehabilitative facilities. The communication media must be put into compliance, which means there must be rigid restrictions on the amount of illicit material offered.  For science's and God's sake wakeup Supreme Court and America, the independent "free will" theory is a myth. Behavioral decisions are derived from a person's brain structure (biochemistry) that was previously formed by external stimulation.)  

   

 

How to immunize children against choosing criminal lifestyles. [73]

 

Mental interpretive growth is the agent that causes crime and is also the agent that can adequately prevent it (the Law of Specific Structural-functional overadaptation). Because too many parents, the first inoculators, are not competent to raise children properly, schools are the only environments that have a captive audience in which the frequency, duration and intensity of stimulation for the level of mental growth necessary to attain and maintain a high level of moral fitness throughout life can be given. We must not forget that "free will" choices are derived from brain structures formed by prior external stimulation.

 

We must structure the conscience of children through a required character education curriculum during their entire developmental years. Because of mental-moral growth's time modulation school curriculums must be administered in the same time sequences as now offered for traditional core courses such as mathematics, English and science. In other words, we must give booster shots at least every other day to attain and maintain an adequate level of mental, physical and moral fitness.

 

But character education alone will not suffice. It must be carried out in conjunction with a zero tolerance school environment at the lower levels of misbehaviors, a laboratory of life in which children receive quick decisive accountability for wrongful acts. They must pay relatively severe consequences on the same day that their offenses occur.

 

Such a policy can be enforced through a custodial detention program supervised by behavioral experts who fully understand the governing laws of mental behavioral growth and comply with them during these time-out detention periods. After students have paid the consequences for their misbehavior they must be taught the reason they were punished - to prevent their growth into criminality.  Parents or guardians should be informed that they should support the schools disciplinary action in order to enhance the child's self-responsible mental growth. This tough-love approach at the lower behavior levels will immunize children (raise their level of resistance) against choosing lifestyles of crime. Our present level and percentage of crimes will drop significantly - well beyond the .01 level of confidence required to be accepted as a scientific truth.

 

William Safire claims that the solution to prevention of future terrorist attacks depends primarily upon Muslim clerics structuring the brains of Muslims so that they will not pervert their true faith. [74]

 

"What are the two most powerful weapons the terrorists possess? First, the element of surprise, which we will try to reduce with closer surveillance, air marshals, biological and missile defenses." (This may deter terrorist acts, but  it won't prevent them. As Safire explains below, only by structuring the brains of their people in accordance with their true Muslim faith can prevent such unforgivable behavior in the future.)

 

"A more powerful weapon of radical Islam is its ability to erase from the brains of recruits the basic will to live. The normal instinct is replaced with a pseudo-religious fantasy of a killer's self-martyrdom leading to eternity in paradise surrounded by adoring virgins. This perversion of one of the great faiths produces suicide bombers." (Japan also produced suicide bombers. Perversion of another great faith produced bombing in Oklahoma City, both acts caused by disobedience to God's and Mother Nature's governing laws of mental-moral growth.)

 

"How to build a defense against the theological brain washing that creates these human missles? That is the challenge to Muslim clerics everywhere, not to mention Arab governments fearful of radical takeover. In recent months, official Palestinian stations have been broadcasting sly evocation of suicidal martyrdom, and over the weekend, in a mosque in Peshwar, Pakistan, a radical cleric hailed America's black September as a victory for Islam." (Yes Mr. Safire, the specific brain structures stimulated for by any society will be received at progressively higher levels - the Law of Specific Interpretive structural overadaptive growth in the human brain.)

 

(Mainstream Muslim Clergy need to step up in their Mosques and in public - as many are doing - to give the lie to fanatics' perversion of faith. It is for them, far more effectively then men from other religions to cite teachings from the Koran that prevent the murder of innocents and to warn that such murderers will suffer for their sins." (Yes, Mr. Safire it is far more effective for them to cite teachings because prejudice to the religious unit to which one belongs is derived from a natural interpretive growth process.)

 

"The potential of eternal punishment rather than bliss would encourage at least some life-saving defections from the ranks of radicals seeking to take over Islam and destroy all other religions. (Mainstream clergy in America has not adequately emphasized the potential of eternal punishment and or accountability in which its citizens suffer for their sins as well. Unwarranted attacks of Arab businesses after the terrorists' attacks are evidence that similar perverted minds permeate our country. Because mind-body-spirit is a biological unity - governed by the same laws of growth - prevention of terrorism depends upon the structuring of the conscience of all children in the world in accordance with the governing laws of positive biological mental-moral-spiritual growth and human behavior. God Bless all people and countries that generate goodness and degenerate evil in the reciprocating structure<->function process of life.)

 

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks against the United States, Thomas Sowell explains the danger based on history when human interpretations grow too far. [75]

 

"Although most Americans seem to understand the gravity of the situation that terrorism puts us in - and the need for some serious military response, even if that means danger to the lives of us all - there are still those that insist on posturing, while on the edge of a volcano. In the forefront are college students who demand a 'peaceful' response to an act of war. But there are others who are old enough to know better, who are still repeating the pacifists platitudes of the 1930s that contributed so much to brining on World War II." (When humans, groups of humans and/or nations are not held accountable quickly and decisively for wrongful behavioral acts, those acts will escalate through specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth. Unfortunately, we have allowed terrorists' mind-sets to grow until a peaceful response without stringent sanctions would be tragic for the world.)

 

"A former ambassador from the weak-need Carter administraation says that we should look at the 'root causes' behind the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. We should understand the 'alienation' and 'sense of grievance' against us by various people in the Middle East." (Based upon History and the governing laws of mental growth and behavior we already understand the reasons for their horrible interpretations, but that does that give them the right to commit terrorist attacks against us?   If they have the right to terrorize others why doesn't the free world have that same right?)

 

"It is astonishing to see the 1960s phrase 'root causes' resurrected at this late date and n this context. It was precisely this kind of thinking which sought the 'root causes of crime" during that decade , creating soft policies toward criminals, which led to skyrocketing crime rates." (Yes, Mr. Sowell, if the intensity of accountability for hateful behavior is not greater than the growth stage into this type of thinking, it stimulates and produces interpretive structural overadaptive growth that escalates that specific type of behavior. The governing laws of growth, the roots of all behavioral disciplines, history, psychology, sociology, theology, etc., help us to understand why these terrorist attacks occur. If a terrorist's stage of growth is irreversible - a terminal pathology - the only viable solution is death.)

 

"On the international scene, trying to assuage aggressors' and look at the world from their point of view has had an even more catastrophic track record. A typical example of this kind of thinking can be found in a speech to the British Parliament by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in 1938.: 'It has always seemed to me that in dealing with foreign countries we do not give ourselves a chance of success unless we try to understand their mentality, which is not always the same as our own, and it is astonishing to contemplate how the identically the facts are regarded from different angles.'" (We should understand the mentality of other peoples and countries but not blindly accept their interpretations at the expense of self-annihilation. If Neville Chamberlain had understood Hitler's mentality he would have known why identically the same facts are regarded (interpreted) from different angles. The fact is that the mentality of terrorists is to annihilate America and they have been successful in getting a head start toward reaching their goal.)

 

"What Winston Churchill understood at the time, and Chamberlain did not, was that Hitler was driven by what Churchill called 'currents of hatred so intense as to sear the souls of those who swim upon them.' That was what drove the planes into the World Trade Center.'" ( Churchill's and Mr. Sowell's views are absolutely correct. The currents of hatred against America and the free world by terrorists and their supporters is also so intense that such hatred must be stopped at any cost.)

 

Dr. Peter Gorski, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, verifies that nature and nurture interact to determine human structure and social behavior. [76]

 

'"The nature vs. nurture debate is an outdated obsolete question,' Gorski said. It is 100 percent nature and 100 percent nurture. That is they are always interacting with each other.'" (Yes, life is an interacting structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations. However, this does not mean that it is 100 percent nurture and 100 percent nature. It means that both play a role in all functions, behaviors and/or functions in life.)

 

'"Teachers will tell you that a child will succeed or fail not based upon how smart he or she is, but on how well he listens, pays attention to instructions, cooperates and is sensitive to others,' Gorski said." (Children are born unequal and have the potential to succeed at different academic levels, nature. How children listen, pay attention to instruction, cooperates and is sensitive to others helps them to succeed only when academic standards and instructions are within their targetzone intensity of stimulation for mental growth.)

 

'"Because these areas are so intertwined,' Gorski said, public and health policy must devote more research and resources on developing good parenting skills. The focus on medical school training is on biological processes, overlooking the role of emotional growth.'" (Emotional growth is a biological process because mind-body-spirit is a biological unity subject to the same governing laws of growth and human behavior. Parents are the first inoculators, but teachers, doctors, sociologists, psychologists, etc. must give children "booster shot stimulations for emotional growth that will carryover into later life.) 

 

Criminal history of Kevin Watts, charged with killing three people, supplies compelling evidence that far too often the U.S. Juvenile Justice System escalates criminal growth and behavior instead of preventing it. [77]

 

“In the year before San Antonio police charged him with the slaying of three employees at a northeast restaurant, Kevin Watts had been in and out of county jail on a half-dozen charges. Court records paint the 21-year-old Watts as out of control, bouncing from one criminal episode to the next.” (Can you pause and think of any sensible reason why he was allowed to bounce from one criminal episode to the next?)

“ 2001 began with Watts’ probation on a drunken-driving conviction being revoked. Over the next 14 months, Watts fled custody and was charged with assault, criminal mischief, eluding arrest and criminal trespass, according to court documents. After spending nearly seven months, on and off, in jail last year, Watts walked out of the Bexar county jail on December 14 with no charges pending against him, county court records show.” (Isn’t this a wonderful example of complying with the governing laws of growth that make it abundantly clear that our legal system must punish offenders quickly and decisively in order to prevent the biological birth of crime and its progressive growth into its more advanced stages?)

“Until his arrest on the slaying charges, Watts wasn’t much different than scores of other misdemeanor offenders, said his former lawyer who insisted on anonymity. ‘There wasn’t anything about him that raised the red flag,’ the lawyer said.” (Frequent escapes from misdemeanors is sufficient evidence to raise the red flag say the governing laws of growth and human behavior.)

Watts had a long record of convictions on misdemeanor criminal charges that included a probation that allowed him to go free after being found guilty of driving while intoxicated, according to family members and court records.” (Frequent escapes from accountability for misdemeanors summate causing progressive interpretive overadaptive growth that increases the severity of wrongful behavior according to the governing laws of growth and behavior.)

County Court-at-Law no. 9 Judge Wayne Christian revoked Watts’ probation on Jan. 29, 2001, finding that Watts had been using marijuana and cocaine. Jail and court officials placed Watts in a work-release program, but he disappeared from his job after the first week, according to his records.” (How in the world could a work and release program change his habit of using drugs? How could giving him a job satisfy biological law that insists the intensity of accountability must be greater than the growth stage into criminality if behavior is to be turned around? Simply stated, the power of medicine must be greater than the growth stage of a disease.)

Watts didn’t surface again for three months, when he was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, trespassing and evading detention. He was locked up from April 24 until July 16. Less than a week later, he was arrested again.” (By this time, thanks to our juvenile justice system, Watts was likely addicted to criminal behavior and getting progressively worse as time passed by.)

“Records show Watts was charged with the July beating of his wife, and with trespassing at the apartment complex where he lived with his aunt several years earlier, about three blocks south of the Sam Won Garden. He pleaded no contest and spent 136 days in jail before his Dec. 14 release, records show. Since none of the crimes were felonies that could have sent him to prison, it wasn’t out of the ordinary for Watts to compile a long history of arrests but never spend more than a few weeks in jail said a lawyer who represented him. His lawyers would routinely plead him guilty on one charge and get other charges dismissed records show.” (This common practice in the adversary system of justice is a mockery of justice. Which grossly violates Mother Nature’s governing laws of growth and human behavior. Optimal justice simply cannot be attained or maintained in a system that pits unequally competent lawyers against each other, especially when their prime legal responsibility is to attain victory for their clients. Serving justice becomes a secondary objective. The end result is a system that stimulates children to grow into criminals rather than preventing the growth, thus constantly escalating our country’s inmate population and creating a greater need to build more prisons.  It is a scientific fact that unless the legal profession puts law, interpretation of law and enforcement of law into compliance with biological law, our country will continue its indisputable moral decline. If it doesn’t, the probability will be infinitesimal that, in the not too distant future, history will record “The Rise and Fall of the American Empire.” Like it or not, do something about it or not, the destiny of America lies directly in hands of each and every citizen.

 

Classic 17-year study confirms the cause-effect relationship between TV violence and crime, which evidences the scientific definition of life and its five governing laws of growth and human behavior. [78]

 

“Young people who consumed at least an hour of programming a day were more likely to get in fights or commit crimes with weapons as adults, according to a study that followed the TV watching habits of 707 viewers over 17 years. The findings of a research team led by Jeffrey G. Johnson, a clinical psychiatry assistant professor at Columbia University were being published in today’s edition of Science Magazine, a respected scientific journal.” (These cause-effect findings are certainly no surprise to behavioral experts or those who understand the governing laws of growth and human behavior. Visual and/or auditory stimulations produce biochemical structural changes in the brain specific to the type of stimulation received – The Law of Specific Structural overadaptive growth. It simply means growth in the upward direction that improves performance.)

“Scientists who reviewed the work lauded the statistical methods and the results of the study, calling it ‘solid research’ that took a different look at the much studied issue of television watching and violence. (A solid research study 20 or more years ago also took a different look by defining life and its governing laws of growth and behavior, with findings that parallel this study.)

‘“There are some unique aspects to this study, but no one whose work is to study media violence is going to be surprised by the general results,’ said Craig Anderson, chairman of the Iowa State University Department of Psychology. ‘They may be a little surprised at how strong the results are for 22-yer olds. It’s actually quite frightening how strong those results are.’” (There were some unique aspects of an earlier study that found the biological roots of all behavioral disciplines, psychology, sociology, history, etc.)

“Anderson who wrote an analysis of the study said its biggest weakness is that researchers made no distinction among the types of programs adolescents watched. But he noted, 60 percent of TV programs contained violent content.” (The weakness is not as big as one might expect, because numerous TV programs featuring different types of violent programs shown within proximity of each other summate to produce even greater violence in society - The Law of General Adaptation with Summation of effects.)

“The study takes into account whether the young adult grew up in an abusive household or violent neighborhood, whether parents of the viewers were poorly educated and whether the young adult viewers had psychiatric disorders. Even considering these factors, 9 percent of the 411 study participants who watched one to three hours of television a day were involved in aggressive acts, such as robbery or assault.” (This study supplies additional evidence that general adaptation with summation of effects is a law or property of the human brain. The frequency, duration and intensity of violent stimulation received from all sources determine the level and extent of violence in society. What else would cause our prisons to be overcrowded with violent criminals?)

“The average age of the participant in 1983 was 13.8 years; the average age at the end of the study in 2000 was 30 years. ‘This gives powerful ammunition to the argument about violence and television,’ said Steven Pliszka, chairman of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center. ‘For the average parent there’s reason to be concerned.” (This gives powerful ammunition to the argument about violence across America. For every citizen there’s reason to be deeply concerned because life, including life in the brain, is an interacting structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)

But Pliszka found the research still leaves a question, 'Does watching television increase kids aggression, or is it because they're aggressive that they want to watch more television?' he asked. 'With alot of my agressive patients, the one complaint that parents have is that their child is just obsessed with wanting to watch certain violent television programs.'" (Aggression can be due to nurture (TV) or nature (heredity) or both because nurture<->nature interaction determines human temperament and behavior.)

"Most people don't really believe there's a conseqence to watching violent television,' Anderson said. ' And I don't know when that will change.'" (Those who don't really believe there are consequences for watching violent TV are recipients of previous stimulation by TV violence, and/or by other sources of violence. And tat won't change until producers significantly curtail violence on TV. But they won't do that unless they are held sufficiently accountable for their role in escalating violence in society.)

"In fact said Dr. Roberto Villarreal, South Texas Health Research Center, the public has become desensitized to violent content that years ago seemed unacceptable." (Desensitization is a specific interpretive structtural overadaptive growth process in the brain. This is the reason the public has become desensitized to violent content.)

"There are signs that the TV industry is responding to the call for less violence. The center for Media and Public Affairs found in a recent study that serious violence fell 17 percent from the 1998-99 TV season to the 2000-01 cycle." (The structure<->function differential determines the upward or downward direction of growth in all living structures. When people founction at levels below their functional targetzone for a long period, it produces structural underadaptation (downward growth) that decreases violence. Targetzone functional stimulation produces structural overadaptation (upward growth) that increases violence.)  

 “Navarra Williams, president of the San Antonio division of Time Warner Cable, said pinning violence solely on TV is unfair.”(Yes Navara, it isn't fair to pin violence solely on TV, but it's certainly fair to pin violence on TV for it's part in escalating children and adult violent behavior - the Law of General Adaptation with Summation. In addition to the media, those who stimulate for growth that escalates aggression and/or violnce in society are culpable and share the blame. All contributors should stop passing the buck down the totem pole and accept their individual responsibility or be held accountable appropriately.)

Sports writer Ken Rodriguez’s editorial article on basketball violence offers compelling evidence that the Law of Specific Interpretive Structural overadaptive growth is the reason violent behavior is getting out of control. [79]

 

   “The fallout from the Final Four championship game was predictable. Scattered fires on campus. Flying beer bottles in the streets. Police on the march. Students on the run. Maryland wins and Indiana riots. You read that correctly Bloomington got burned. Angry Hoosier’s fans set fire to couches Monday night. Students attack officers on the head with bottles. Forty people were treated for cuts and burns… At last count, police arrested 15 people in Maryland  - and 30 in Indiana, where two state troopers and 21 officers were treated for minor injuries. All because of Maryland 64, Indiana 52.” (Read that correctly you will learn more about life than you ever knew before. Let’s continue on and read that correctly.).

 “It wasn’t a first. Tucson police used rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse angry fans after Arizona lost the Final Four championship game last year. West Lafayette police arrested six people, including one who manufactured a Molotov cocktail, after Purdue lost the women’s Final Four championship last year.” (When the level of consequences and/or accountability is greater than the growth stage of aggressive behavior it turns behavior around, when not, it escalates aggressiveness. This evidences specific interpretive structural<->functional (behavioral) growth has taken place from one year to the next.)

“After Duke eliminated Maryland from the Final Four last March, students trashed the campus, toppling tables, turning over benches and igniting fires. Total damage $500,000 dollars. Days earlier, after Penn State lost an NCAA tournament basketball game to Temple, police in State College, Pa., confronted a rioting mob of 4,000 and made 20 arrests. Days later, Tucson police arrested 17 people on charges of assault, trespass and criminal damages after Duke defeated Arizona for the championship.  (You can bet your last bottom dollar that these unruly students weren’t appropriately punished, such as being fined and forced to pay for all damages and court costs, plus extensive community service or prison terms. What the ACLU might call cruel and unusual punishment would be the best thing that could happen to violators and society alike.)

“Used to be that fans rioted when their teams won, now they're rioting when their teams lose. Could we be far behind the hooligans who kill when soccer matches don’t go their way?” ” (The governing laws of growth and behavior, the biological roots of sociology and other behavioral disciplines, says we are definitely heading that way unless severe appropriate consequences for these unruly behaviors are enforced. Unstructured freedom can destroy freedom in sports or society.)

 “Fans in the United States have never been as far out of control as some fans overseas. In Ghana last May, 126 people died and hundreds more were injured during a stampede. In Johannesburg last April, 43 people died and 89 were injured during a stampede. Our righteous behavior pales in comparison, but the alarm has sounded. U.S. sports fans are taking lawlessness to the next level – a level where losers become as destructive as winners.” (Fans are taking lawlessness to the next level because, from the time of its inception generations ago, basketball has grown from a non-contact sport played for fun to a highly pressured overly aggressive violent sport, which carries over to the fans. The increased violence displayed by sport fans and players alike is a product of specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth. Nurture<->nature and structure<->function are interacting entities of life.)

“Kevin Mathews, director of external affairs at the Northeastern University center for the Study of Sports in society, says we might be headed in that direction. ‘It’s a trend in the degradation of the civility of our society,’ Mathews said. ‘Allowing the winning side to celebrate any way it sees fit has opened the door and legitimized any response from the winner or loser. It sets a dangerous trend.’” (You’re absolutely correct director Mathews. Human nature’s governing laws of growth and behavior says we are definitely headed in that direction and have been doing so for an extended period of time.)

 

Internet sex case supplies additional evidence that pornography turns fantasy into sexually perverted behavior. [80]

 

“A district judge overseeing an Internet sex solicitation case unexpectedly called the hearing to a halt Wednesday saying he made an error that could lead to a mistrial.” (It’s no secret that many mistrials occur because of some flimsy error by judges or attorneys. Mistrials often change the strategies of defendants and/or prosecutors if a mistrial is declared.)      

“The defendant, 53-year-old Steve Chrisman of Austin, gave emotional testimony in which he admitted using the Internet to solicit a minor, who turned out to be an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old girl. Chrisman, who pleaded guilty earlier in the week, at first wept openly asking for the jury’s compassion. ‘There’s something inside me that is dark and black,’ he told jurors, ‘I perpetuated something I completely abhor.’”(There certainly is something dark inside you. You perpetuated something that you don’t really abhor. It has been caused by specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth stimulated by your   pornographic and perverted thinking. Specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth occurs in adults, as it does in children. Mr. Chrisman, the dark structure you stimulated for is the one that you have received.)

“But later; under cross examination, he denied most of the allegations, saying he was only pursuing a sexual fantasy and had no intention of having sex with a child.” (Pursuing a sexual fantasy has caused many people to become sexual behavioral perverts for the same reason.  If the frequency, duration and intensity of thinking fantasies are great enough, it stimulates for specific interpretive growth that turns fantasy into behavioral reality, whether it is intended or not.)

“Although he avoided a trial now by pleading guilty, Chrisman elected to have a jury decide his punishment. Judges usually admonish defendants on the consequences of a guilty plea at the time.” (Chrisman must have heard that the judge in the trial, Mark Luitjen, was a tough judge against criminal behavior. I can’t vouch that Luitjen is a tough judge but I can give you personal assurance that he was one tough football player in college!!!)

“The question now is whether Chrisman will change his plea to not guilty. If so Luitjen could instruct the jury to use the evidence heard so far to determine Chrisman’s innocence or guilt, instead of his punishment. Or he could declare a mistrial and start over with a new jury. Court records say Chrisman was arrested May 22, 2002, after he traveled from Austin to meet a 14-year-old girl who was really an undercover officer with the San Antonio Police Department.” (The probability that Chrisman scheduled the meeting to explain to the 14-year-old girl how much he abhors pornography and sexually perverted behavior is almost Zilch. And that’s far, far above the .01 level of statistical significance required to claim it to be a scientific truth!!!)

“Chrisman told the jury he had been suffering from depression stemming from financial difficulties and a divorce. He said he turned to the Internet as an escape. Authorities said they found more than a dozen images of child pornography stored in his computer.” (It is likely true that he was suffering from depression because tragic events summate in their effects – The Law of General Adaptation with Summation of effects when they occur within frequent time intervals. The only thing the Internet didn’t let Chrisman escape from is the behavior he abhorred.)

“”At one point during his testimony, Chrisman said that as he stewed at the Bexar county Jail shortly after his arrest, he realized he was sick. He said he wanted to be made an example of in hopes of helping others. ‘I wanted to have my picture on the paper, to tell my story to everyone, and to use me as an example,’ he said.” (Mr. Chrisman, you should be used as an example by being sentenced to prison where there are thousands of people just like you that need to be helped and take the dark side out of their brains.  Perhaps prison psychologists can teach you the governing laws of growth and human behavior, which should qualify you to be a good example and teach other inmates what life is all about.)

 

  “Our Turn” editorial writers enlighten the public about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Mideast and the task U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell faces in bringing peace and/or preventing terrorism in the world.  [81]

 

“What more can be said?” (The only thing more that can be said about Mideast violence is that it is derived from natural upward growth in the human brain, that humans do not merely adapt to their environments, but rather they structurally and functionally overadapt to the level of external stimulation they receive.)   

“The violence that engulfs the Middle East, consuming innocent civilians, is reprehensible, deplorable  - unspeakable. The latest example was yet another suicide bombing, which ripped through Jerusalem marketplace Friday soon after U.S. Secretary of state Colin Powell had completed hours of meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The U.S. administration is correct that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat must denounce terrorism. However the Israel government has forwarded to the United States evidence that it claims incontrovertibly links Arafat and his operation to the suicide bombings.” (We can also claim incontrovertibly links Arafat and his operation to the culture in which he was raised. The reason he and his government has such a deplorable mindset is because the human brain interpretively structurally overadapts, not merely adapts, to stimulation received from its external environment, which causes natural prejudice to the unit (culture) to which people belong – the Law of Specific Interpretive Structural overadaptive growth in the brain. Terrorism is like a disease in which the power of medicine (level of punishment) must be greater than the growth stage into a behavioral growth disease (terrorism) if behavior is to be turned around. We must not forget that behavioral growth can advance to a stage where it becomes irreversible.)

“If that is the case, as it increasingly appears to be, then with whom can the Israelis negotiate and to whom can Powell talk sense? Those are questions to which there appear no answers.” (One answer appears and that is the United States and its allies are the only countries Israelis and Palestinians can negotiate with. Each side in the Mideast conflict has interpretively structurally overadapted to their self-biased way of thinking over generations and has reached the point in which there is no mutual acceptable interpretive targetzone. And you can trace this conflict to natural structural<->functional interpretive overadaptive growth in opposite directions. Let’s pray that the only answer is not World War III, which would only be a temporary solution anyway.)

“Meanwhile, the evil and always present Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, cynically throws fuel on the blazing fire by rewarding families of the Palestinians with checks for thousands of dollars.” (If a person or group hires others to kill they must also be killed or incarcerated for life. If that is the case, we must listen to Betty Hutton when she sings: “This ain’t love this is war, I’m doing it for defense.”)

“At the same time, the devastation in the West Bank – and most recently the refugee camp at Jenin – raise the question how Palestinians ever will have a state there. While there are terrorists in the West Bank, there also are innocent Palestinians who have tried to eke out an existence in poverty conditions. That tears at the hearts of people of good will.” (There are also innocent Americans who have tried to eke out an existence under poverty conditions. The lifestyles of those who live in poverty pockets is also a product of interpretive structural overadaptive growth stimulated by insufficient accountability at the lower levels of misbehavior. It tears at the hearts and wills of impoverished people because their children often end up in prison for terrorizing others. Biological science’s governing laws of growth and human behavior warn us that violence is an integral component of American culture and progressively growing within and across generations.)

“During these days of sorrow and pessimism over the Israel-Palestinian situation, Americans must cling to the hope that Powell can help find some way through the horror. Doing so will be neither easy nor quick. But the current path obviously is one of death and destruction in which no one wins.” (Have you ever heard of a war in history that didn’t have a current path of death and destruction? No one wins unless the victor was a country of good will? Didn’t Japan, and even Germany win by losing World War II? And wouldn’t Palestine profit in the long term if the U.S. were forced into World War III and won?)    

“Heaven only knows how he may accomplish his task, but the hopes of this nation are with him.” (Heaven only knows how he can accomplish this task, but the knowledge and understanding of scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior might teach all neutral countries in the world how to help U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell accomplish his nearly impossible task.  Life – What a Puzzle! Fitting the Pieces Together.)        

 

Supreme Court ruling that strikes down prohibition on virtual child pornography clashes with the governing laws of biological growth. [82}

 

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court overruled a federal law banning virtual child pornography saying Tuesday the Constitution’s free-speech   Constitution’s free-speech protections cover images of young people engaging in sex, so long as real children aren’t harmed.” (The truth is that real children who see any type of porn can be harmed no matter where or who it comes from.)

“Announcing the court’s 6-3 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the 1996 Child Pornography Prevention Act is so broad and so vague I could outlaw Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for depicting teen love involving a 13-year-old- girl. Signed by President Clinton, the act expanded the federal ban on child pornography to include anything that ‘appears to be’ or ‘conveys the impression of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.” (Stimulating a child with an image retained as a consequence of experience that depicts teen-age sex can be the birth of sex-perverted lifestyles. Simply stated the structures stimulated will be received through specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth within and across generations. )

“The law was Congress’ answer to emerging computer technology that allows pornographers to create images of simulated children involved in sex acts. But Kennedy said the law could also target photographs and painting of nudes or main stream films made with computer mainstream films made with computer-generated images or with youthful-looking adult actors playing teenagers. He cited the Academy Award winning movies ‘Traffic,’ which includes the depiction of a 16-year-old girl trading sex for drugs, and ‘American Beauty,’ which shows a middle-paged man’s sexual daydreams about his daughter’s teen-age friend. Kennedy said the law banned ‘visual depiction of an idea – that of teenagers engaging in sexual activity – that is a fact of modern society and has been a theme in art and literature throughout the ages. He said that, unlike child pornography that depicts actual children – which still is against the law – the images in question in this case have no direct connection to the crime of child sexual abuse since the children depicted don’t exist.” (I’m sorry Mr. Kennedy, but the frequency, duration and intensity of sexual depictions are partially responsible for sexual perversion in our society. If you want the evidence of this negative growth all you have to do is survey our prisons and see how many sex perverted inmates you will find there, and only a small percentage of them end up in prison. From where do you think serial killers get their auditory, visual and experience stimulation? The specific behavior depicted is partially responsible for producing the specific structures our society has received. Mr. Kennedy, where the Supreme Court draws the line between freedom of expression and unstructured freedom will determine the behavioral expression of its citizens.)

“Justice Sandra Day O’Connor concurred in part and dissented in part. She said she agreed with the majority’s opinion to strike down the ban on images of adults posing as minors, but said she would have upheld the ban on Virtual pornography created wholly on a computer because it’s sometime difficult to distinguish from the real thing.” (Justice O’Connor, if it exists in the mind, even as a product of imagination, it is a thinking function susceptible to specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth that can turn fantasy into behavioral reality.)

“Attorney General John Ashcroft, at an afternoon news conference, complained the court’s ruling makes his job of prosecuting pornographers ‘immensely more difficult.’ ‘We will continue to use every available resource to identify, investigate and prosecute child pornography cases to the fullest extent of the law,’ he said.” (The court’s ruling will not only make it “immensely more difficult” to identify and prosecute child pornography, but it will give Ashcroft numerous more sexual perverts to prosecute say the governing laws of growth and human behavior.)  

“Locally, the decision outraged sexual abuse counselors, who said American society needed to do more to protect children from sexual predators. ‘At some point we have to look at freedom of expression versus the safety of children,’ said Lee Preston, clinical director at the Rape Crises center. Preston argued that virtual child pornography could stimulate the sexual urges of pedophiles.” (Preston is absolutely correct. Virtual child pornography can also stimulate normal children to grow into pedophiles.)             

‘“What happens along the cycle of violence is that at some point, the perpetrator goes from pornography, whether simulated or not, to actually having to act that out,’ he said. ‘At some point that simulated image may not be enough. They may go seeking an actual child.” (Yes, specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth can reach the point that simulated images and/or fantasies can turn into realistic behavior.)

“Greg Gladden, a Houston attorney and president of the Texas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, called such arguments ‘urban myths’ and said the court correctly ruled that banning the depiction of an idea is certainly unconstitutional. He said there was no scientific basis for the notion that text or pictures cause aggressive behavior, ‘whether they’re looking at underwear ads (in) the Sears and Roebuck catalog or reading the Bible all day or looking at Playboy or the Internet.’” (Gladden’s claim that there is no scientific basis between visual stimulation and aggressive behavior is absurd. His knowledge and understanding of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior is indeed minute. The ACLU’s ignorance of biological science is denying our children one of their most important civil rights, the right not to be stimulated to grow into pedophiles and violent criminals. Here is something that is definitely not a myth; unstructured freedom, the demand for excessive freedom of expression, is the agent that is destroying freedom in America. It is a known fact that speaking and thinking are functions susceptible to specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth, which can cause people to behave in the way they think. Supreme Court Justices should carefully weigh biological science's latest research findings about human nature and make appropriate reforms when deemed necessary.)

 A psychiatric diagnosis of depression evidences that interpretive structural overadaptive growth and nurture<->nature interaction occur in the brain that may cause depression and suicide. [83]

 “ZOE MALDONADO’S WORLD started to fall apart in 1996, when she was 13. Growing up in Manhattan, Zoe was constantly teased by classmates, but she was always able to turn to her grandmother. Then her beloved grandmother died of cancer a few weeks before Zoe began high school. ‘It destroyed me,’ recalls Zoe. More traumas followed: A boy she considered a friend raped her, she says, and two of her uncles died within a short time.” (This is an excellent example of the Law of General Adaptation with Summation. Stressful experiences in a short time summated in their interpretive effects and caused depression.)

‘“I wanted to crawl under a rock,’ she says. “I went from a B student to an F student. I lost weight. I kept trying to hurt myself. I didn’t see any point in living anymore.’ In Zoe’s junior year a teacher in her school committed suicide.” (Those who believe there is an independent free will, “that people make decisions independent of environmental circumstances,” are indeed wrong.)

‘“I broke down’ she says. ‘I went to the dean of students who is a psychiatrist, and she talked to me about how I felt.’ Zoe began treatment with antidepressant medication, individual therapy and family counseling at Columbia-Presbyterian Center. Now 19 and a college sophomore who wants to teach the deaf, she looks back on her high school years as ‘milestones.’” ‘Without those experiences, I might not be the person I am today,’ Zoe says. ‘In therapy I learned to express my feelings, to set goals, to communicate better. My grades improved. So did my social life. I could talk with my mother without fighting. I was able to save myself. Now I want to save others from feeling like I did – all alone in the world.’” (Isn’t this solid evidence that Zoe’s stressful experiences summated and caused her depression with its resulting negative behavior? When she received medication and counseling from her environment (nurture) wasn’t her behavior corrected? Isn’t this solid evidence that environmental (external) circumstances altered her behavioral choices, which, therefore, refutes the independent “free will” theory?)

“Depression is the most common emotional problem in adolescence and the single greatest risk factor for teen suicide, says Dr. Peter Jensen, a child psychiatrist and director of the Center for the Advancement of Children’s Mental Health at Colombia University in New York. Depression is a treatable biological disease characterized by changes in brain chemistry. The greatest challenges for parents are recognizing depression in young people notorious for their moodiness and admitting their child has a mental disorder. ‘The knee-jerk reaction is a sense of failure.’ Says Dr. Jensen. ‘Many people still believe that home and family problems cause depression, but the opposite is true: Depression causes home and family problems.’” (Dr. Jensen is correct when he says that depression causes family problems, but it is also true that family and/or other problems can cause depression as well. Nurture interacts with nature in all diseases and behaviors because life, including life in the brain, is an interacting structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations, Diseases and behaviors are products of nurture<->nature interaction.)

“When he was in high school in the mid 1990s, Ross Szabo of Nazareth, Pa., put on his ‘happy face’ every morning. ‘I was president of my junior class,’ says Ross. ‘I played varsity basketball. I was involved in all sorts of activities. But whenever I was alone, I was crying. I’d cry myself to sleep at night. And nothing was on my mind more than wanting to die. On a January day in his senior year, Ross played in a basketball game and celebrated his team’s victory at an ice cream parlor. That night he tried to kill himself with and overdose of pills. His parents rushed him to a hospital” (Thinking is a function capable of producing progressive interpretive structural overadaptive growth. When the frequency, duration and intensity of specific thoughts are great enough it will produce behavior specific to the thought. In this case Ross’s thought was an interpretation of his status in life, about committing suicide, and that’s exactly what he attempted to do.)

“Like Ross, many depressed teens don’t look or act sad. They may hide their fears, snap at parents or burst into angry tirades. Some turn to alcohol or drugs in hopes of feeling better, or become depressed after they start abusing these substances. Many depressed teens drop out of activities and pull away from friends. Their schoolwork suffers: Many are labeled as underachievers. One overlooked risk factor is cigarette smoking. According to psychologists at the University of Alabama, depressed teens may smoke to feel better, but nicotine alters brain chemistry and actually can make them feel worse.” (The fact that they can become depressed after excessive use of alcohol, drugs or cigarettes is supporting evidence that behavior (lifestyles) can cause depression and vice-versa.)    

‘“I tell parents that if a teenager has problems at school, home or play, the problems may be depression,’ says Dr. Grayhem Emslie, professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. ‘If there are problems in two of these areas, the youngster probably has depression. With problems in all three it’s almost a certainty.’” (Yes, Dr. Emslie, simultaneous problems can summate in their effects and produce biochemical structural changes in the brain that produces progressive interpretive structural overadaptive growth, anxiety, mild depression and then severe depression with its ever increasing probability of committing suicide. That the governing laws of growth and behavior are the roots of all behavioral disciplines is overwhelming, a scientifically proven truth at the .01 level of statistical significance or greater. The probability that the governing laws of growth are not scientific truths is less than one in one hundred. In fact, the whole world and its history supply supporting evidence of their validity.) 

Evaluation of the U.S. Adversarial System of justice, by Corpus Christie, Texas retired attorney L. Scott Smith, evidences a fundamental and inborn flaw in its methodology. [84]

“After twenty years of rough and tumble law practice in Texas, I recently retired from the profession. I left with a smile on my face, but shaking my head with one paramount and overwhelming negative impression: The judicial system is about nothing so much as money.” (And that money combined with an innate flaw in the U.S. Adversarial System of justice destroys justice rather than achieving it.)

“You can generally have all the justice that you can afford to buy in this or any other state. You may not be able to murder with impunity even if you are a millionaire, but you will not have to spend time on death row either. That is a place reserved for killers all right, but not affluent ones. It is not only financially feasible but also lucrative to represent clients like O.J. Simpson because they can pay whatever is necessary in order to obtain the best legal services money can buy.” (Placing unequally competent attorneys against each other whose prime responsibility is to win a victory doesn’t achieve justice but rather denies justice.)

“On the other hand, you may find yourself chiseled in a motor vehicle purchase. Even though you have a meritorious civil claim against an automobile dealership and manufacturer, you may have an immense difficulty finding a competent attorney to take your case. Why this deplorable state of affairs? Again it’s money!” (It is a deplorable state of affairs not only because money imbalances economic distribution but also imbalances justice itself.)

 “On the criminal and civil sides of the docket, from top to bottom in the judicial process, the issue ultimately comes down to a single question: how much money do you have, or phased differently, just how big is your case? It is disingenuous for attorneys and legal firms to advertise to the public in any way that suggests that they are engaged in the practice of law primarily to promote the common good. Give me a break! Some of these self-righteous advertisements would have ‘the big stupid public’ believe that the subject firm is really nothing but an eleemosynary foundation, interested in truth, justice, and the advancement of the public welfare.” (Unfortunately, power begets more power, more power corrupts and it keeps growing until it reaches the point that truth, justice and the advancement of the public welfare becomes a myth and that is close to the state that our legal profession has grown into through natural interpretive structural<->overadaptive growth.)

“The theory behind an adversarial system of justice is that the truth will emerge in point-counterpoint fashion. Well, so much for theory. When millions of dollars are on the table, believe me when I tell you that significant nuances in the testimony of a vital witness can change in the blink of the eye, and such changes can decisively impact the outcome of a trial. ‘Oh, when I testified to that earlier, I really meant …” I cannot tell you how many times I have heard that. Who wins often boils down to who can tell the bigger, more convincing lie. The judicial system has perhaps been more about gamesmanship than about truth. Keeping from the jury significant facts damaging to the financial interest of one’s client is the goal of every trial attorney. A trial is not ultimately about discovering the truth, but about winning the case. Winning translates into dollars.” (The theory behind the adversarial system that the truth will emerge in a point-counterpoint fashion is a myth and a mockery of justice because prejudiced to the unit to which one belongs (prosecutors vs. defense attorneys) is derived from a natural interpretive structural<->functional overadaptive growth process. The truth is the U. S. Adversarial System of Justice is unjust because its methodology is innately flawed. The system violates human nature’s governing laws of growth and behavior.)

“Justice, I submit, should be the exception. ‘Everyone in this country has an unalienable right to it. The quality and amount of justice one receives should not be tied to the size of one’s pocketbook. Justice is, after all, a moral virtue.” (Yes, justice is a moral issue. Everyone has a moral and legal right not to be stimulated to grow into criminals. That right is being denied to millions of children because of our country’s adversarial system of injustice.)

“I cannot afford to be too judgmental though, for two decades I also was an active practitioner of one of the world’s oldest professions – law, that is.” (Biology is one of the world’s oldest research disciplines, which is active in researching human behavior – biological law, that is. It has to be judgmental to salvage justice in America.)  

Attorney L. Scott Smith, Corpus, Christie, Texas rightfully takes another shot at our adversarial system of justice when he characterizes its prime objective and faulty methods. [85]

 “Imagine a boy caught with his hand in the cookie jar. His mother has repeatedly admonished him against pilfering cookies and especially prior to dinner. He responds to her raised eyebrows as follows: ‘Mom, I was not getting a cookie, but was desiring only to discover the variety of cookies which are available. Yet if you don’t believe that, then let me say that I was taking a cookie for the little old lady who lives alone next door. Finally, if you should establish that I don’t know any “little old lady next door,” I would then claim that I was taking a cookie for myself, but only to eat it after dinner. How would you characterize the boy’s pleading?” Lacking in candor? Obviously contrived? Would ‘dishonest’ be too harsh an adjective? (According to the governing laws of growth and behavior, it sounds like a con job by a boy that is preparing for the future - to live in a prison! Or is it preparation for working as a lawyer in the U.S. Adversarial System of justice or injustice?)

“Another point must be made: I have never known a mother who accept the boy’s pleading for a second. Whenever I made arguments like that to my mother, they went nowhere in a hurry. She was troubled by my disobedience and wrongdoing and, what was more, my ‘attempts to justify it.’ As often as not, my britches were tanned.  (Another point must be made: Too many mother’s today are not like your mother because they have no sense of the value of tough-love and what it takes to structure the moral conscience of children. They are troubled when anyone, such as teachers, tries to discipline their children for wrongdoing. The arguments parents use to justify their children’s wrongful behavior and escape consequences is leading them down the road to disaster. Maybe the justice system should start tanning parents who don’t discipline their children properly.)

“Everyday in courtrooms throughout the country, lawyers routinely plead on behalf of their clients in the same manner as the boy who was caught with his hand in the cookie jar. It is called ‘alternative pleading.’ Stop and ask yourself: Why is it that a style of argument which cannot pass moral muster in the parent-child relationship is protypical in the legal adjudicatory process? (It is because prejudiced to the unit to which one belongs comes from natural interpretive structural overadaptive growth, plus the fact that power begets more power and more power corrupts. Everyday in courtrooms throughout the country many lawyers who win their pleas rob children of their civil right not to be stimulated to grow into criminals.)

“Alternative pleading is merely the tip of the iceberg. Lawyers frequently, in cross-examination, humiliate, even devastate, witnesses who are personally convinced are telling the truth. When it is impossible for a lawyer to deny a fact, they attempt to interpret in a way to discount its significance, even when that means appealing to biases, prejudices, and ignorance.” (Whenever winning a contest results in increased self-esteem and/or bulging pocketbooks means biases and prejudices will contaminate verdicts and deny justice. Courts and society should not discount its significance nor interpret such methods in any other way.)

“I challenge any of my readers to peruse a collection of writings of law and morality. You are sure to find at least one essay with a blunt and unsetting title like the one I recently found in Arthur Applbaum’s book, Ethics for Adversaries, namely, ‘Are Lawyers Liars?’ It is a remarkable fact that this question, or some variation of it, continues to be set forth by moralists and ethicists with sustained urgency. The reason for this is because so many lawyers are seen to play fast and loose with the truth. It never fails. Someone at this juncture always asks Pontius Pilate’s cynical question, ‘What is the truth?’” (I challenge any readers to study biological law as it pertains to legal law in my book, Life – What a Puzzle! It is a remarkable fact that the question: What is life and its governing laws of growth that play such an important role in understanding the cause and prevention of crime and rehabilitation of criminals? The reason for this is that the whole world and its history is evidence of biological truths, truths above the .01 level of statistical significance. By playing fast and loose with these laws we make a mockery of true justice.)

“Time and space do not permit me to address that intriguing matter. Yet, suffice to say that, whatever the advocate’s theory of truth may be, when he intentionally attempts to convince someone else of a position which he has serious doubts about, his action is morally suspect and deceptive at worst. In the American System of Justice, the goal of the advocate is not that of finding the truth. It is not that of seeing that justice is done. The goal is winning. That means the task is to make an argument that the judge and jury will accept, regardless of how outrageously ridiculous and unreasonable the underlying premises may be. I think that it is time to revise the legal system by adopting a radical new model of advocacy. Running arguments up the flag pole in order to win at all costs should be replaced by a system in which every officer of the court is concerned to understand what precisely transpired between the parties and how their issues can be fairly and reasonably solved.” (Time and space do not permit me to completely address this matter. Yet, suffice to say, what I have said over and over again, whatever the adversarial system claims to be, it is flawed because of its inborn structure. On the basis of biological law I also think that running arguments up the flag pole in order to win at all costs should be replaced by adopting a radically new system of justice in which every officer of the court, from the Supreme court on down, is knowledgeable and willing to put legal law, interpretation of law and enforcement of law into compliance with biological law and its governing laws of growth and human behavior. Otherwise optimal justice will never be served in our great democratic nation.)

 

      The governing laws of growth and behavior support Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family when he urges Christians to get involved with political and governmental issues that affect moral values. [86]

  Dr. Dobson says, “I want to say a few words about our culture’s continued moral decline and, more importantly, the apparent hesitancy of some within the Christian community to try and stem the tide… They believe that for Christians to get involved in cultural issues-even though they are profoundly moral in nature-is to dilute the Gospel message” (Yes, Dr. Dobson, the evidence is overwhelming that our country is in moral decline and close to reaching a point of irreversibility. More importantly, Christians and non-Christians alike must try and stop the tide. The Gospel message has been diluted for such a long time it has not only changed the culture of our country, but even the nature of mankind.)

“The world into which today’s children are born has become a very dangerous place. It has changed tremendously. Those of you who are 50 years of age or older know that when you were young, the culture reinforced positive values and attempted to help parents raise their kids properly.” (Reinforcing values is a positive growth stimulating process in young people. The frequency, duration and intensity of stimulation for positive behavioral growth have dwindled over generations. The specific brain structures stimulated have been received in life’s reciprocating structure<->function process – the Law of Specific Interpretive Structural overadaptive growth.)

After Dr. Dobson presents significant evidence that government is supporting negative cultural changes that violates God’s Christian morals, he gets into the biological science arena when he asks:  “Now, what’s going on here? What is behind this targeting of kids? Let me answer that question by relating it to the current debate on stem cell research. Do you know what a stem cell is? It is a cell that is not yet differentiated-not yet developed into a specific part of the body. In the beginning it has the capacity to become any kind of body tissue or fluid, depending upon the environment in which it grows. It is located in the brain, it may become a nerve cell, or a neuro-transmitter, or a hormone found in the brain. If it gravitates to the heart, it becomes heart tissue, or if it’s in the eye, it becomes part of the visual apparatus. In other words, stem cells in their early stages of development will assume the characteristics of whatever surrounds them individually. In that way they are the building blocks for the physical components of the body.” (Life, scientifically defined, is a reciprocating or interacting structure<->function energy exchange process governed by five laws of growth and behavior and modulated by time within and across generations. Stem cells supply evidence that specific adaptation is a property or governing law of life. In addition, microbehavior, the behavior or function of molecules and cells, and macrobehavior, the behavior of total animals and/or humans, are interacting structure<->function entities or processes. The type and level of external stimulation afforded by the environment determine the structural and functional capabilities of living material. In that way, they are the building blocks for both physical and behavioral components of the body.)

“I saw a video clip on television the other day that featured a classroom in pre-war Afghanistan. These children were taught how to slit the throats of Israelis. If you teach that kind of violence to 6-year-old boys, you will have violent men a few years later. The ‘stem cells’ of babyhood will become like the environment in which they were raised.” (Dr. Dobson is absolutely correct because specific interpretive structural overadaptive growth is an undeniable property of the human brain. Mind-body-spirit is a biological unity governed by identically the same laws of growth and behavior. What a tragedy it is that structuring the conscience of children has been put on the back burner by so many individuals and professions.)

“This is what is behind the massive effort to install homosexuals and their influence into Boy Scouts organization. The girl scouts have already been invaded, and now, according to one report a third of Girl Scot leaders are lesbians.” (If that is true, the new scout nurture will increase the number of boy scouts and girl scouts who grow into homosexuality. Humans can change the biochemical structure and function of the brains of those with whom they associate with. Simply stated, homosexuality is born and bred because nurture<->nature are interacting entities of life.)

“We’re beginning to witness a blatant campaign to demystify incest and the sexual abuse of children. You will hear more and more ‘experts’ in the next few years telling us that boys and girls actually benefit from what they are calling ‘intergenerational sex.’” (The environment children are exposed to afford auditory, visual and/or kinesthetic experiences that stimulate for interpretive growth that predisposes children to engage in incest and sexual abuse when they become adults and/or parents.)

“There is an almost a total disregard for the value of human life in some postmodern circles. Dr. Peter Singer is a tenured professor at Princeton University. Let me read you what he wrote. ‘Very often it is not wrong at all [to kill a child once it has left the womb].’ He said, and note the word he chose, ‘Simply killing an infant is never equivalent to killing a person.’” (How absurd can a college professor be? Human life is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process and that process, without any doubt, begins at conception.)

“These are the words of a bioethicist, of all things! Did you know that it is a $25,000 fine to kill an eagle’s egg, yet there is no federal law at all against killing a fully developed and healthy child after as much as 80 percent of his or her body has been delivered?” (Legal laws certainly violate biological laws that define and govern life. Why would a bioethics professor attempt to mystify life itself when biological science already knows that life is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process? Why would a bioethicist or anyone else want to suck out a part of the body that clearly distinguishes between animal and human life? Yes, Dr. Dobson, biological science fully agrees that Christians should get involved in political issues when moral values are at stake.)

 

     Miami Herald writer Leonard Pitt’s article reporting a cheating scandal at Piper High School in Piper, Kansas explains the cause-effect relationship between tolerating plagiarism in a biology class and higher-level immoral and/or criminal lifestyles. [87]

    “School officials in Piper, Kan., recently adopted an official policy on plagiarism – with punishments ranging from redoing an assignment to expulsion. Unfortunately all that comes too late to help Christine Pelton. (Unfortunately it also comes too late to help students who violated official policy on plagiarism, because the biological birth and growth of crime is caused by escapes from accountability for lower level misbehaviors.)

“She used to be a teacher. Taught biology at piper high, to be exact. Then, last fall, she assigned her students to collect 20 leaves and write a report on them. The kids knew from the classroom syllabus – a document they and their parents both signed – that cheating would not be tolerated. Anyone who plagiarized would receive no credit for the assignment, which counted for half their semester grade.” (If schoolteachers, administrators and/or parents establish rules against plagiarism or other wrongful behaviors they must enforce them with quick decisive accountability or they are hurting both cheaters and honest students.)

“Twenty-eight of Pelton’s 118 sophomores turned in work that seemed conspicuously similar. It took only a little Web research to confirm they had cut and pasted their papers together. True to her word, Pelton issued 28 zeroes. Parents rose in outrage, some even making harassing, post-midnight phone calls to her home. Pelton offered the cheaters make-up assignments that would have allowed them to pass the class with D’s. They refused. Besieged by angry mothers and fathers, the school board ordered the teacher to soften her punishment.” (By violating the governing laws of biological growth and behavior, parents and school board members are depriving students of their civil right not to be stimulated to grow into criminals.)

“She went to school the next day and found the kids cheering their victory and crowing that they no longer had to listen to teachers.” (The interpretive structures stimulated for by the parents and school board members will be received. These children have now gained confidence to resist authority at progressively higher levels – the Law of Specific Interpretive Structural<->Functional overadaptive growth.)

“By lunchtime, Pelton quit. The school’s principal and 13 of 32 teachers have also reportedly resigned. In the months since then the cheaters have become the target of ridicule and condemnation in media around the world. In spite of that, the parents of the 28 ethically challenged students continue to rally to the defense. To that, I can only say this: Please shut up.” (To that, the governing laws of growth and behavior can only say this: The damage you have done, due to your ignorance of biological laws that govern growth in the human brain, may seem harmless at the present but has the potential to be astronomical in the future.)      

“Students have always cheated, yes. But what’s most troubling is not the immorality of adolescents, but the fact that parents are so ready to look the other way. Those students, their parents and the school board that caved in like cardboard in the rain are all emblematic of a society in which cheating has become not just epidemic but somehow, tolerated, even at the highest levels.” (The moral structure and function of the brain (conscience) stimulated for will be received regardless of whether they work at the lower or higher levels of employment. Leonard Pitts supplies evidence showing the long-range effect when parents and school boards cave in and defend cheating.)

“Who can blame the kid for thinking that way when the news is full of historians cribbing for one another, Enron cooking the books well done, Merrill Lynch recommending garbage stock, a Notre Dame football coach falsifying his resume. Whatever works, right? Wrong. At the risk of being preachy, I’d like to point out the common thread between the historians, the coach, Enron and Merrill Lynch: They all got caught. Cheaters almost always do.” (At the risk of being scientific, the governing laws of growth and behavior would like to point out the common thread between those cheaters who get caught early in life and immediately forced to pay relatively severe consequences for their wrongful acts, seldom, if ever, grow into higher level cheaters.)

“Reputation, it has been said, is about who you are when people are watching. Character is about who you are when there’s nobody in the room but you. Both matter, but of the two, character is far and away the most important. The former can induce others to think well of you. But only the latter allows you to think well of yourself. This is the lesson of Piper high.” (Biological science agrees that character is far and away the more important of the two. But character, the conscience to choose moral lifestyles and resist immoral lifestyles of others, such as cheating, is derived from a brain structure created by prior stimulation from the environment (nurture). Society must stop cheating at the lower levels before it converts into criminal behavior at the higher levels, which parents of offenders and the school board failed to do. This is the biological lesson of Piper High.) 

 

Criminal case evidences the natural growth process that structures an immoral conscience in serial killers – a derivative of nurture<->nature interaction. [88]

 “Washington – A killer whose murderous rampage began with the bludgeoning of a cat and kittens and climaxed with the brutal deaths of two deaf classmates was sentenced to life without parole on Wednesday. Superior Court Judge Robert Richter, saying the case called for retribution, gave Joseph Mesa Jr. the harshest sentence available in the District of Colombia, which does not have capital punishment.” (Once an offender has been stimulated to grow into an addicted violent criminal there is little chance that his brain can be adequately restructured and rehabilitated.)

“Richter handed down six life sentences, to be served in a maximum-security prison for the calculated killings of Benjamin Varner of San Antonio and Eric Plunkett of Minnesota, both 19. Mesa, Varner and Plunkett were students at Gallaudet University, a 138-year-old college for the deaf and hearing impaired. Mesa, 22, took the stand and used sign language to plead for forgiveness. But he refused to identify his victims by their names, or to look at the families seated in the packed courtroom. ‘I am very, very sorry for what I have done.’ said Mesa, a native of Guam. ‘They will be in my memory forever.’ Richter was unswayed, and cited psychological reports that concluded Mesa is a developing serial killer with a ‘dark side to his being.’” (Biological science fully agrees with Richter. Let’s take a look at what caused a ‘dark side to his being’ – natural developmental growth into a serial killer as a result of external stimulation from his environment.)

Mesa testified in the trial that a black-gloved wrestler named ‘The Undertaker’ used sign language to prod him into killing the students, both of whom were friends and often loaned him money. His first step into darkness came when the wrestler told him to use a baseball bat to bludgeon the family pet cat and crush the skulls of her nursing kittens.” (His first step into darkness came before the wrestler prodded him into killing the family pet cat and kittens. It is likely Mesa had been genetically predisposed and/or externally stimulated to become violent earlier in life because nurture and nature are also interacting entities in life’s reciprocating or interacting structure<->function energy exchange process. The wrestler afforded the external stimulation that advanced Mesa’s stage of criminal growth into violent behavior and shares culpability in Mesa’s murders.)

“Plunkett was bludgeoned to death on Sept. 29, 2000, in his room at the freshman dormitory. Four months later, on February 1, 2001, authorities found Varner dead in his room. He had been stabbed 17 times with a paring knife.” (Why in heaven’s name did our flawed adversarial system of justice release Mesa after he killed Plunkett, which gave him the opportunity to kill Varner? Authorities were well aware of Mesa’s criminal history. Justice system officials also share culpability in Varner’s death.)     

 “‘The man who sits here today is in all practical purposes a serial killer. He enjoyed killing animals and he graduated from that,’ said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Collins.” (In all practical purposes the man who sits here today graduated into a serial killer because Specific Interpretive Structural<->Functional overadaptive growth is an undeniable property of the human brain. Each time Mesa escaped from sufficient accountability he progressed from a lower to higher level of violent behavior, a product of natural growth in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations, which means nurture and nature are reciprocating structure<->function entities in life.)

“Defense Lawyer Ferris Bond had used a sanity defense at the trial, claiming his client had suffered from mental illness and argued that the first death, of Plunkett, was the result of a homosexual advance. Bond pleaded with the judge to sentence his client to psychiatric care in a medium or minimum-security prison to help Mesa with the ‘deep-seated emotional problems he was unable to address.’ Bond said, ‘to this day, I don’t think we have an adequate explanation for why these things happen.”” (Biological science has already discovered why these things happen. External stimulation from the environment (nurture) produces progressive specific interpretive structural<->functional overadaptive growth in the human brain.)   

“In meting out the sentence, Richter said it was clear that there is very little prospect that his behavior will change.” (The further the growth stage of any disease advances the harder it is to cure patients or rehabilitate criminals. At some level violent behavior becomes a terminal pathology and there is no prospect of turning behavior around.)

“In addition to the six life sentences, Richter gave Mesa more than 110 years for nine other charges connected to the killings, including robbery, burglary, theft and illegal use of a credit card. Mesa was sentenced to life without parole on three different murder charges in each of the slayings.” (The multiple of crimes in which Mesa escaped from sufficient accountability summated to have a total progressive interpretive growth effect that progressively escalated his wrongful behaviors – The Law of General Adaptation with Summation. Therefore, our adversarial system of justice is also culpable for Mesa’s crimes.)  

 SUMMARY CONCLUSIONNurture<->nature interaction in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process determines human behavior, good and/or bad. If lawyers, judges, legislators, courts and society at large would put legal law, interpretation of law, and enforcement of law into compliance with the governing laws of growth and behavior, crime would be optimally prevented. These same laws that enable doctors to produce growth in the immune system, which immunizes against (prevents) diseases, can also be used to produce growth in the brain that prevents criminal behavior, including serial killings. Like so many criminals, Mesa was a victim of the society he victimized – Life – What a Puzzle!   

 

Criminal case review illustrates how bad nurture stimulates for mental interpretive growth that causes a child to commit murder and how good nurture stimulates for growth that rehabilitates the murderer. [89]

 “Inspired by an Express-News column Cary Clack wrote during her November 1995 murder trial, Victoria Dalton, then 13, began a correspondence with him. After a four-year exchange of letters Dalton began to reveal the details of her crime, her efforts toward rehabilitation and, now, her pending freedom. There’s no longer a mystery about what happened the morning of Jan. 6, 1995, in the apartment on East Magnolia Avenue and who murdered two small children. The mystery had been sustained by Victoria Dalton when she took secrets about one of the most sensational crimes in San Antonio’s history with her to a state youth prison seven years ago. Twelve-year-old Victoria was accused in the murders of 4-month-old Timothy Gutierrez and 2-year-old Renee Alicia Gutierrez- siblings who lived in a crowded, unkempt apartment with Victoria and who had been left in her care.” (Now let’s keep in mind that nurture can change the biochemical microstructure and function of the human brain, which is responsible for macro behavior because they are reciprocating structure<->function entities in life.)

“The crime made headlines for months. At the center was a frightened adolescent in a dysfunctional family who did poorly in school and found comfort only during a brief stay with her grandmother. In November of that year, still not conceding guilt, she was convicted of capital murder, sentenced to 14 years and entered into the custody of the Texas Youth Commission.” (A dysfunctional family plus doing poorly in schools summates in their effects, the Law of General Adaptation with Summation.)

“It was a Friday afternoon in early January 1995 when police were called to the residence north of downtown. Family members had found the body of the children. Alicia was dead in a bedroom; Timothy lay on a couch. Their parents had left them in the care of Victoria while they went to place a deposit on another apartment. When questioned by police that day, Dalton talked only about Alicia’s death. She told investigators that, when Alicia cried for her mother, she pressed her hand over the girl’s mouth for 5 to 10 minutes and heard a whistling sound come from between her fingers. She later would say she was coerced into making the statement. On Jan. 24, crying and with her eyes red and puffy, Dalton appeared for the first time in Judge Kelsy’s courtroom to hear the charge against her. She pleaded not guilty and was kept in juvenile detention without bond until her trial that fall.” (Who in the U.S. Adversarial System of Justice do you think coerced Victoria into changing her statement to the police and plead not guilty, the prosecuting or defense attorney? Can’t you recognize the innate flaw in the system itself?)

“When testimony began in October, Dalton’s attorney’s – Juan Neri and Jose Guerrero – tried to create doubt about her guilt by suggesting others may have been responsible. They produced an unaddressed letter that the children’s mother, Lucy Valdez, had written about a week before the murders, stating she would like to ‘crush one of her other children’s skull into the wall.’”  (Others, foremost her mother, were culpable by stimulating for the growth that caused Victoria to be hateful and murder children – behavior derived from specific interpretive structural<->functional overadaptive growth.)

“”The prosecution, led by chief juvenile prosecutor Theresa Huntzinger, countered with the possibility that Dalton had killed a family dog shortly before the homicides and that she had a satanic-like fascination with horror and death. The dog’s body was exhumed for a necropsy. Dalton denied killing the animal. Responding recently to the claims of Satanism, Dalton says simply: ‘I don’t know where this devil worship stuff came from. I like Halloween.’” (Devil worship stuff comes from external stimulation from the environment analogous to the stimulation that caused Dalton to grow naturally into a hateful person. The prosecutor’s charge that Victoria had killed a family dog may have come from her natural bias to the unit to which she belongs, or if true, it would have indicated an earlier stage of growth into criminality.)

“During Victoria’s trial, some of the most damaging comments about the living conditions came from her aunts and uncles. Timothy Dalton told the Express-News in 1995. ‘They didn’t care about the children. They were filthy. The house was filthy. Evidence seemed to support claims that the apartment was chaotic and unhealthy. The medical examiner testified that on the day that she was killed, Alicia’s body was crusted with dirt, her hair had active lice and she had several untreated cavities.” (Believe it or not, nurture stimulates for growth specific to its type – the Law of Specific Adaptation.  

“In September 2000, a judge decided at a hearing to release Dalton before she turns 21, instead of sending her to adult prison. She was transferred recently to a transitional home and later will move to an independent living center where she will learn how to function on her own before she is released and placed on parole. Now 19, Dalton says what she wouldn’t say at her trial” (Thank God this judge seems to understand the governing laws of growth and behavior. An excerpt from a Victoria Dalton letter sent to Mr. Clack during her incarceration and rehabilitation at TYC explains a prime reason she grew into a killer.)

  ‘I HAD GROWN TO HATE MY MOTHER’

“My mother was very abusive to me and my siblings, both physically and emotionally. Growing up I thought I was a very stupid child and ugly …I didn’t know how to read and write well and felt more stupid because of that in school. --- I had grown to hate my mother, viewed her as a monster and I was afraid of her … I have so much rage toward her – but for a long time I blamed everyone else for everything my mother did to me. Everyone – even Alicia and Timothy.” (Victoria’s hate grew progressively worse through natural specific interpretive structural<->functional overadaptive growth until it triggered her murders.)    

 

Victoria Dalton reveals the details of her crime, her efforts toward rehabilitation and her pending freedom. [90]

 “Admitting her guilt to herself was a giant first step.” (This is the first step that all criminals must take in order to have a chance for rehabilitation.)

“Victoria Dalton kept living a lie after her conviction for capital murder in November 1995. She wouldn’t tell her mother, whom she blamed for abuse, that she killed Timothy Gutierrez and his sister Renee Alicia Gutierrez. She wouldn’t tell her beloved grandmother; the only person she says gave her comfort and a normal, if brief, home life.” (As it is in all cases of interpretive growth, its direction, positive or negative is dependent upon summation of all experiences within a given time.)

“And she lied to herself, unable or too immature at age 13 to come to grips with her crime. Dalton came to her personal epiphany through therapy and confinement at the Texas Youth Commission facility in Bronte, about 30 miles north of San Angelo, where she finally admitted to herself and confided in a fellow inmate that she was guilty. She believes she made the admission in 1996 or 1997. ‘It would eat me a lot. I was always feeling guilty,’ she says. ‘There were times when I wanted to confess, and then one day I looked at myself and it was really hard and  … ‘cause I was in denial myself, like I couldn’t be a bad person and that I wasn’t a monster, like I didn’t have those angry feelings, like I was innocent and I was a victim. One morning I was like, ‘you’ve got to stop lying to yourself, Victoria, and tell the truth.’” (When the effects of positive external stimulation received while incarcerated neutralized Victoria’s negative growth the teeterboard of positive and negative interpretation became balanced, and finally she began to think positively rather than negatively. As I discovered in 1938 in the Vermont State Prison, the overwhelming number of convicts who I had asked if they were innately a bad person would immediately answer: no I got into the wrong crowd or gave me some other answer, which I thought at the time it was a con or snow job answer. Negative thinking escalates negative thinking and positive thinking escalates positive thinking through specific interpretive overdaptation growth in the brain. However, a great number of those who victimize society are actually victims of society. But being a victim of society cannot be accepted as an excuse for breaking the law at any level, because without sufficient accountability, paying sufficient consequences and restructuring the brain, it will advance the stage of growth into criminality and escalate wrongful behavior. Life – What a Puzzle!)

“Dalton’s life before the murders was difficult, but she doesn’t blame her family or the living conditions in their filthy, two-bedroom apartment that often was occupied by 14 people. ‘There was no excuses for what I did,’ she says. She was born in San Antonio in 1962 to Kathleen and a father who abandoned her. She hasn’t seen or heard from her since. ‘I lived in a dysfunctional family,’ she says. ‘Of course my mother today would deny it. Even when I was locked up, they would say, ‘Victoria, you’re abused,’ and I would say, ‘No I wasn’t.’ It was normal for me to be hit or called names. She says her mother beat her, but she says it with hesitation. ‘Perception is a lot, and as a child I thought she did hit me a lot, but you can go down the street and find a person who will tell the same story.” (The fact that Victoria accepts that she has no excuses for what she did increases the probability that she can be fully rehabilitated if placed in the proper environment. The reason the mother and others in the family claimed Victoria was being abused was because they too were in denial. Perception is an interpretation of life, a thinking function that can overadapt and escalate behavior in the positive or negative direction.)

Dalton says the closest she came to happiness was when she was 11 and lived with her maternal grandmother for a few months in Boerne. She weeps when asked about, Frieda Dalton. ‘I deceived her and lied to everybody and said I didn’t commit the crime and I didn’t kill Alicia and Timothy,’ she says. ‘So when I told the truth to her; it hurt a lot and she really believed me and it was like I betrayed her. … We stopped talking for a long period because she was angry and I respected her space. We’ve started talking again, but there’s still distance.’” (Victoria did betray her maternal grand mother but time can heal the interpretive wound Victoria inflicted on her grandmother. However, the fact that Victoria feels she betrayed her grandmother is another step in the right direction toward full rehabilitation.)

Dalton says she has always been an introvert and never had more than two or three friends at a time. She was placed in special education in school. ‘I could never get it,’ she says. ‘My low self image about myself and feeling unworthy because of all the abuse played in. I didn’t feel like I could succeed and didn’t put any effort into learning how to read. When I got locked up and they’d ask me to read, I had a third grade reading level and I was in the sixth grade. I worked on it to learn how to read and write.” (When you were locked up, someone finally started using targetzone intensity of mental stimulation, which is the only way that mental growth in the upward direction will occur – The Law of Mental Structural<->Functional overadaptive growth. Furthermore, receiving targetzone intensity of stimulation is the only way people can gain confidence in themselves – a product of specific interpretive structural<->functional overadaptive growth.)

   Dalton’s caseworker at Giddings, Sally Degollado, said at the September 2000, hearing that Dalton was in the top 10 percent of students at the detention center. She has received her GED and taken some college courses. When she’s released, she wants to go to college to study photography. Dalton says she’s a different person. ‘I have a more mature mentality and I’m able to recognize when I’m angry, say that I’m angry, share my feelings and talk about them instead of hiding and misdirecting them.’ Looking ahead, the young woman who says she has never been truly happy is optimistic.” (The fact that Victoria did not have a long history of criminal behavior increases the probability she can be cured. Biological science is optimistic Victoria can be fully rehabilitated if she and her associates learn and adhere to the governing laws of growth and human behavior after she is released from TYC.)

     

Failure to arrest and prosecute a high percentage of property crimes evidences society’s self-victimization. [91]

 “More than 88 percent of property crimes reported to San Antonio police during the first five months of the year were shelved before they reached the desk of a detective, with investigators less than 2 percent of all cases. Though car burglaries, home burglaries and thefts were swelling, the department’s 48 property crimes detectives sent prosecutors on average fewer than three cases a month each during that time, according to analysis of San Antonio Police Department statistics.” (This means that 98 percent of these criminals failed to be prosecuted and escaped from quick decisive accountability, which stimulated for the growth that escalates criminal behaviors – the Law of Specific Interpretive Structural<->behavioral overadaptive growth.)

   “Figures show that if a car or home is burglarized in the city chances are there is little police can do beyond taking a report. Through May, San Antonio, reported 40,807 such offenses. Of those, 13, 819 were assigned to detectives, who solved 680 cases. The high volume of non-violent crimes means clerks and supervisors must filter out most cases before assigning them to investigators because police say they lack leads. These difficulties, experts say, vex police departments nationwide and account for lower arrest rates for property crimes, which rarely bring victims face to face with criminals and seldom offer witnesses. The bulk of property crimes run cold almost as soon as police learn about them, an impasse that frustrates detectives in other big city departments like Houston and Dallas.” (Procedures like these are a prime reason society is culpable in producing interpretive overadaptive growth that victimizes society itself. Over 40,000 criminals in only one city have been stimulated to grow into worse criminals, by escaping from quick decisive accountability - victims of a society that doesn’t structure the moral conscience of its youth.)

‘“That’s not a function of police staffing,’ said Michael Gilbert, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Texas in San Antonio. ‘That’s purely a function of that kind of crime. That’s going to be true everywhere.’” (That’s clearly a function that explains why the moral behavioral conscience of children must be structured through quick decisive accountability. Consequences and corrective counseling after each and every offense must take place in homes, schools and society at large before crime escalates to the point where these victims of omission victimize society at higher levels.)

“Police administrators blame the low number of cases solved to flawed record-keeping and outdated computer systems – a problem that prompted the FBI in March to kick back department statistics for review because arrest rates were too far below the national average. The review uncovered about 6,000 crimes not counted in the department’s arrest rates for crimes tracked by the FBI.” (Biological science blames the high number of crime cases on the failure of society at large to learn the scientific definition of life and apply its governing laws of behavioral growth and, thereby, prevent its own self-victimization.)

“At stake last year was a record $200.2 million worth of cash, jewelry, electronics, appliances and other goods that flowed into a burgeoning black market. The value of stolen property has grown rapidly every year, up from $38.6 billion in 1995. The percent of property crimes San Antonio Police solved since then has hovered at less than half the state average of about 13 percent.” (Yes, and the value of stolen property crimes will keep escalating rapidly each and every year until society complies with the governing laws of growth and human behavior because specific interpretive structural<->behavioral overadaptive growth is an undeniable property or governing law of the human brain.)    

Twenty-six year study links nurture<->nature interaction to violent adult criminal activity – evidence that further validates the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior. [92]

 “WASHINGTON – Abused children who become violent criminals as adults may be influenced by a gene that fails to make enough of an essential brain chemical, a study says. Based on a 26-year analysis of the lives of 442 males in New Zealand, the study found those men who had a combination of abuse and a less active brain chemical gene were about nine times more likely to commit criminal or anti-social acts as adults than others in the group.” (These results should not be surprising because life is an interacting structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations. This definition means that nurture and nature are interacting structure<->function entities in life. The combination of nurture and nature refers to the summative result of nurture<->nature interaction. Nurture modifies the way genes function.)

“Experts say the finding, appearing in the journal Science, could lead to new ways of helping abused children become responsible non-abusing adults.” (The best way of helping children is for society to structure the moral conscience of children and restructure the conscience of immoral adults who abuse children. This could lead to the most effective way of solving this “which comes first the chicken or the egg” dilemma.)

“The men in the study group were tested for the activity of a gene, called monoamine oxidase A, or MAOA. It produces an enzyme that regulates chemicals in the brain that transmits signals between neurons. Among those studied, 279 were found to have normally active MAOA genes, while 163 showed a low level of action. The study found that 64% of the men were not abused in childhood, while the balance experienced ‘severe’ or ‘probable’ maltreatment – defined as rejection by the mother, frequent changes in primary caregivers and physical or sexual abuse.” (This study supplies additional evidence that there are genetic predispositions of variable intensities to commit criminal behaviors.)

“Researchers found that the abused children with low MAOA gene activity – 12 percent of the study group – accounted for 44 percent of violent crime convictions among those in the group, said Terrie Moffitt, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a co-author of the study. ‘As adults, 85 percent of the severely maltreated who also had the gene for low MAOA activity developed anti-social behavior,’ Moffitt said in a statement.” The abused children with normal MAOA genes were no more likely to be anti-social than those who were not abused, the study found. The findings provide evidence that genetic characteristics ‘can moderate children’s sensitivity to environmental insults’ such as abuse, Moffitt said in an e-mail. These findings may partly explain why not all victims of maltreatment grow up to victimize others. The findings provide evidence that genetic characteristics ‘can moderate children’s sensitivity to environmental insults’ such as abuse, Moffitt said in an e-mail.’” (Yes Terrie Moffitt, these findings provide evidence that genetic characteristics can moderate children’s sensitivity to abuse. It also supplies   confirming evidence that nurture and nature are interacting structure<->function entities in life’s interacting structure<-> function process. During nature<->nurture interaction when the genetic predisposition effect is at a level greater than that of nature’s effect, it plays the dominant role in the behavioral choices people make and vice-versa. The fact that there is a genetic effect refutes the “independent free will” theory defined as: “the power, especially attributed to human beings, of making free choices that are unconstrained by external circumstances.”)

“She said the findings also suggest a new tool for evaluating the risk that a person may become a problem for society.” (The most effective tool for evaluating the risk that a person may become a problem for society is the knowledge of the scientific definition of life and society’s ability to apply its governing laws of growth and behavior. Adequate frequency, duration and intensity of positive auditory, visual and kinesthetic stimulations applied by society structures a human conscience that nullifies harmful effects of variable genetic predisposition levels to criminal behavior. In fact, nurture can be converted to nature because life is modulated by time within and across generations.)

‘“Dr. John Leventhal, professor of pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine and medical director of the child abuse program at the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, said the study was interesting and important because it suggests a biological factor may play a role in causing some abused children to become abusive adults. ‘If this paper is confirmed by other studies and we have a better understanding about what the biology means, then this may play a role in clinical evaluations in the future.’ He said.” (This study is confirmed by behavioral research published in 1991 by Trinity University Professor Emeritus, Jesse C. Mac Leay, Ph.D. in his book entitled: Life – What a Puzzle! After more than a half-century of research on human behavior Dr. MacLeay scientifically defines life and its five governing laws of growth and human behavior, which confirms the findings of Dr. Moffitt and associates in this New Zealand genetic study. Dr. MacLeay’s research gives society a much better understanding about what biology really means in life’s nurture<->nature interaction process.)

 

‘Sexpert’ college student columnists claim that oral and anal sex is a favorite college pastime that should be publicized and its methods detailed to teach students how to release tensions, and the governing laws of growth and behavior get into the act. [93]

  “Natalie Krinsky dares to go public on a topic most of her college classmates keep between friends – sex in the Elm City, otherwise known as New Haven, Conn. The 19-year-old junior is the resident ‘sexpert’ at Yale University’s student newspaper, one of a small but growing number of college publications with writers who detail the trials and tribulations of a favorite college pastime.” (A ‘sexpert’ is one who is impudent – one who is not attentive to the consequences of words or actions.)  

“Their columns have campuses buzzing, ‘And that’s alright because we’re twenty years old and just starting to talk about this stuff,’ says Krinsky who detailed her experiments with oral sex in some of her most popular and controversial columns last year. Now she’s back for more this semester.” (And that’s not all right because what people are stimulated to think about at any age predisposes them to adopt similar behavioral lifestyles. Sexpert journalists should take into account the fact that when they report, mirror or reflect the level of perverted behavior in society it escalates that particular behavior, which may grow until it causes perverted criminal behavior – the Law of Specific Interpretive Structure<->Function overadaptive growth.)

“As her fellow columnists often do, Krinsky uses a mix of wisecracks, raw language and unvarnished advice. ‘Nudity is inherently humorous. The body is beautiful, of course, but the things we do with our bodies in the sack are plain weird,’ she observed in one of her column’s tamer moments. ‘Have you ever heard your roommate having sex? It’s embarrassing. Your embarrassed to be human.’” (Miss Krinsky, have you ever heard that oral and anal sex experimentation is weird, embarrassing, inherently wrong and extremely unhealthy, that sexperts are culpable in stimulating for growth and behavior that causes AIDS?)

“A column about fellatio triggered hundreds of hits on the Yale Daily News Website. Some students were aghast, and threatened to transfer. ‘Is this journalism?’ one griped.” (It’s filthy journalism that is culpable for producing the growth that creates sexually perverted addicts such as serial killers.)

“At least a few student editors seem to think so. College papers from New York University to the University of Kansas to the University of California have started sex columns. Editors say they are taking a cue from oft-read Internet based columns that openly address the topic. Some also note that they’re simply giving their readers, many of them sexually active before college but never got from home or each other. (This is a scientific truth: the structures stimulated for by the Internet and other media sources, good or bad, will be received at higher levels – the Law of Specific overadaptive growth in life’s reciprocating structure<-> function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)

“A recent survey of 15-17 year-olds by the family Foundation and Seventeen magazines illustrated how taboo talk about sex is. Among teens who had engaged in sexual intercourse, only one in 10 discussed their plans with a parent ahead of time, the survey said. About forty percent of sexually active respondents also said they’d never talked to their sex partners about the AIDS virus and other sexually transmitted diseases. ‘While it would be nice to think that kids don’t have hormones and aren’t ready to be sexual until they’re married and in their 20’s, that’s not reality,’ says Meghan Bainum, sex columnist at the University of Kansa student newspaper.” (It would be nice to think that kids have a brain that can control their hormones and sex organs rather than the hormones controlling them, and that also is a reality when kid’s brains are structured properly.)

 “Her columns have dealt with subjects such as the awkwardness of sex and suggestions for how to release sexual tension during Spring Break. But it was a column about anal sex that caused the biggest stir, mostly among alumni and people in, Lawrence, Kan., where the University Daily Kansan circulates.” (Anal and oral sex is certainly not the healthy way to release sexual tension. ‘Sexpert’ columnists should get their heads out of the dirt and become educated in what human life really is.)        

“Others see their columns as a way to boost circulation. This fall students at NYU’s Washington Square News are publishing their new sex column with placards on newspaper boxes and postcards. Yvonne Fulbright is that paper’s sexpert, one who takes a more clinical approach when addressing themes including painful intercourse and sexual technique. I definitely deal with racy issues, but I balance it with matters of sexual health,’ says Fulbright, 26, a doctoral candidate in health studies with a master’s degree in human sexuality.” (If Fulbright teaches prevention of disease, such as sexual abstinence, rather than techniques of perverted sex, the governing laws of growth and behavior support her.)       

“From a personal standpoint, writing about sex isn’t always easy. Krinsky says students make assumptions about her and pelt her more with more than her share of insults. The most common: ‘You’re a slut.’ It is most difficult to put yourself out there,’ she says.” (A slut defined is: “a woman considered sexually promiscuous.” It seems that Krinsky’s experimentation with anal and oral sex would be classified as promiscuous behavior. If insults are successful in preventing ‘sexperts’ from stimulating for harmful behavioral growth, under these circumstances they are justifiable accountability measures.)

“Bainum says she lost a free-lance contract at a newspaper because of her ‘reputation.’ Still both of them hope to continue as sex columnists after college. So does Fulbright. ‘It’s just one step,’ she says, ‘in trying to be the next Dr. Ruth’” (Biological science says: “ it’s just one step in trying to destroy the moral structure of our nation.”)      

 

History of alcoholic criminal illustrates how mental health care and judicial systems’ failures by omission of responsibilities contribute to his growth into a criminal. [94]

  “Abel Gonzales once had been known as a harmless drunk. But as years of alcohol abuse eroded his mind, he became a neighborhood terror. (The two major causes of crime are damage to the brain and natural growth due to lack of quick decisive accountability for irresponsibility and wrongful behavior. Yes, drinking alcohol frequently can damage the brain – the Law of General Adaptation with Summation of Effects.)

“He cursed at those around him. He threw beer cans at his neighbors’ cars, trespassed on their property and smashed the windows of area businesses. Once he poured gasoline over his head and, in front of his horrified mother, threatened to light a match. Several times, he set a hand made crucifix in the middle of a busy street  - and threw himself on it. For years, Gonzales 33, mostly lived alone, cycled in and out of substances abuse treatment centers and the county jail. But to the exasperation of neighbors, he always returned to the modest home his mother owned on Cosgrove Street.” (This progressive behavioral growth that escalates wrongful behavior evidences the results of Specific Interpretive Function<->Structure overadaptive growth in the brain.)

“Until the second week in July. Twice over a three-day period, Gonzales set fire to the uninsured house – and barricaded himself inside while it burned around him. Now still nursing second-degree burns, Gonzales is once again in jail, on two felony arson charges. Advocates for the mentally ill say his case illustrates the limits of an overworked and under-funded mental health care system that barely new of Gonzales until he committed an offense that could send him to prison for the rest of his life.” (This case illustrates the limits of an overworked mental health care system, but it also illustrates an overworked and flawed legal system that fails to hold offenders accountable quickly and decisively at the lower levels of misbehavior.)

‘“It’s sad, because he shouldn’t even be in the (legal) system, said his attorney, William E. Davidson. ‘He’s a mentally ill man who tried to commit suicide.” (Gonzales’s illness is depression, an interpretive disease derived from nurture<->nature interaction, which often causes suicide in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process.)

“The criminal justice system is not set up to handle these people ‘ Joe Lovelace, public policy consultant with the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Texas chapter, said the barriers to entering the mental health care system are too high. ‘The mentally ill are far more likely to reach a law enforcement officer before they reach a mental health care professional,’ he said. ‘The police, jails and prisons, they can’t say no. They have to take them in. ‘We’ve criminalized mental illness in Texas. And to get treatment, you have to go to jail or the penitentiary.’” (Eliminating the barriers to entering a mental health care system comprised of behavioral growth experts in daily school detention programs would also prevent most young people from reaching police, jails and prisons. Mental-moral growth is the root cause of crime and only mental-moral growth can prevent it – the Law of Specific Interpretive Structural<->Functional overadaptive growth.)

“Responding to complaints for everything from public drunkenness to criminal trespass, police made more than two dozen visits to Gonzales home in the 18 months before the fires, reports indicate. While he was booked repeatedly after minor offenses, few cases were prosecuted Weeks before the fires, Gonzales pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and served 30 days of a 90 day sentence. Two other trespass charges are pending.” (Failure to hold him fully accountable for each of his bad behaviors (nurture) stimulated him to grow and escalate his behavior. Therefore, the legal system, a component of nurture, is also culpable for his crimes along with others who failed to structure his conscience properly. This is a major weakness of our judicial system because the biological birth of crime and its progressive growth is insufficient accountability, which mean consequences plus education must be enforced at all levels of misbehavior.)

“Dr. John Sparks, chief psychiatrist at the Bexar County jail, reviewed Gonzales’ medical file, which dates to 1991. He said Gonzales appears to suffer from a mental illness brought on by his alcoholism. The condition, at least to now, is secondary to the addiction, Sparks said.” (The condition is the result of nurture<->nature interaction in summation which means they combine to have a total behavioral effect - the Law of General Adaptation with Summation.)

“The youngest of 10 children, Gonzales was born with cerebral palsy, a brain disorder that causes muscular impairments.  Growing up he was tormented by his peers because of his disability, he and his mother said in interviews. (Cerebral palsy was a genetic or hereditary factor and being tormented by peers was an environmental or nurture factor that summated in their effects. On the average, poor children, especially in large families, get away with misbehaviors more frequently than those raised in affluent families. Unfortunately, these children are being stimulated to grow into criminals at a very young age through no fault of their own. They are being deprived of a most important civil right, the right not to be stimulated to grow into criminals. A prime reason that a greater percentage of poor minorities end up in prison is because a greater percentage of minority children are poor.)

Sparks who noted that Gonzales has declined any medicine stronger than antidepressants, does not think Gonzales will be easily transformed. There is no indication that he is ever going to function better. He’s lost his ability to get a job or commune with people. I can see this going on to the end of his life” (The governing laws of biological growth and behavior agree because he likely has reached a terminal stage in his behavioral growth disease. The optimal solution to crime is to prevent its biological birth and growth by adhering to human life’s governing laws of growth and behavior.)

  

Newspaper reports on the David Westerfield murder trial in San Diego, California highlight the disparity that exists between legal law and biological laws that govern mental growth and behavior. [95]

“People in San Diego and around the country reacted with outrage yesterday to the notion that a defense lawyer who knows his client committed a horrible crime tell a jury the client couldn’t be guilty. Their anger was incited by a report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, quoting unnamed sources, that Donald Westerfield lawyers offered early in the case to have their client tell police where to find the body of 7-year-old Danielle van Dam if prosecutors would not seek the death penalty. ‘David Westerfield’s defense attorney knew he was guilty   but he tried to mislead the jury anyway!’ announced the Web site of  ‘The O’Reilly Factor,’ the Fox News Channel national talk show. ‘Can anyone defend this kind of behavior?’ Actually they can.’”  (These types of plea bargains may not violate legal law but they certainly violet biological laws that govern mental growth and behavior.)

A number of criminal defense lawyers voiced strong support yesterday for the conduct of Westerfield’s defense team. It is not only ethical, these lawyers say, but obligatory to raise an aggressive defense for any client who is on trial in a criminal defense. To think otherwise, they argue, is to lack the most basic understanding of the Constitution.” (Biological laws say this conduct in a criminal defense is outrageous. To think otherwise, they argue, is to lack the most basic understanding of human life. The most basic understanding of the Constitution should be put into compliance with the laws of human nature.)

Earlier in the trial on August 28, Craig Maxwell, a San Diego citizen, in a LETTERS TO THE EDITOR article in The San Diego Union Tribune responded to aggressive tactics defense attorney used in the trial when he said: “Your story proclaims that Steven Feldman defended his client with ‘tenacity.’ However, as we saw him live – especially in closing arguments  - can attest, Feldman’s real allies were innuendo, obfuscation and sophistry.” (The governing laws of growth and human behavior can attest to the fact that both defense lawyers and prosecutors, are prejudiced to the unit to which they belong and this fact pinpoints an innate flaw in our adversarial system of justice.)     

 “In spite of this, sympathizers might attempt to console themselves with the notion that by employing these ‘tactics’ he was merely doing his job. But if they’re right, there can be no consolation in what this implies for our ‘adversarial’ system of law.” (Defense lawyers are correct when they say they are just doing their job according to legal law, but according to biological laws of mental growth Craig is correct as to what this implies for our adversarial justice system – it is innately flawed.)

“”Namely, that in spite of all their transparent protests to the country, nine times out of ten, the real strategy of criminal defense lawyers has nothing to do with discovering the truth; it is rather exactly what it appears to be to every honest human being – an attempt to suppress the truth and the shameless promotion of fantasy, distortion, confusion of lies.” (At times lawyers may attempt to suppress the truth. But even if they didn’t, their natural bias and unequal competence, combined with a prime objective of winning a case, prohibits them from attaining optimal justice.)

‘“The United States of America was founded on some bedrock values,’ said Michael Ogul, an Alameda County public defender who has handled several capital cases. ‘And one of those bedrock values is that everyone, not just the innocent, has the right to a trial to see whether the government can prove its case.’” (It certainly is a bedrock value to seek justice for everyone, but to accomplish this goal requires a system structured to seek justice in both theory and practice – a missing bedrock value in the adversarial system.)

“The clatter about the story was furious yesterday on television, talk radio and the internet, most of it from people who watched Westerfield’s lawyers argue at trial that their client – for a variety of scientific and other reasons – couldn’t have committed the crime. But most experienced criminal defense attorneys say that their job isn’t to decide whether their client committed their offense. In fact, many defense lawyers have a policy of never asking the client the question.” (Of course defense lawyers don’t ask the question because it would decrease their chances of winning a victory with the prestige and economic returns that go along with it. For a variety of scientific reasons defense attorneys should not be allowed to hide the truth, but rather to seek it.)

“Their role they say is to make sure their client isn’t convicted unless the prosecution can prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. And its impossible to make the prosecution meet its burden without aggressively challenging the evidence, even if the defender believes the client committed the crime. The defense lawyers interviewed yesterday say the system would fail if they began asking which of their clients deserved a vigorous defense and which did not.” (Let’s face the truth; the system has failed because the teeterboard of justice is slanted in favor of the defense. This is a major reason crime continues to progressively escalate in both number and seriousness of crimes. The scientific evidence can be found in prisons that are full of hardened criminals.)

‘“If you defend your client, you can’t make independent determinations of whether he’s guilty or not guilty.’ San Antonio defense lawyer Marc Carlos said. ‘Because one of these days we could be wrong.’” (But if you let him free when he’s guilty at any level of behavior you have stimulated him to grow into a worse criminal – the Law of Specific Structural<->Functional overadaptive growth in the brain.)

This obligation is especially important in a death- penalty case, these lawyers argue. ‘If they’re trying to kill the guy, then they better be able to prove their case in court,’ Ogul said. ‘What’s the guy supposed to do? Volunteer to be executed.’” (What guys are supposed to do is be truthful and accept the consequences of their wrongful acts, especially at the lower levels, because this would prevent them from growing into hardened criminals and volunteering to be executed.)   

      

Editorialist Jonathon Gurwitz claims a suicide bombing in Israel is a by-product of hateful propaganda promulgated within and across generations – an interpretive growth disease that destroys human decency.  [96]

 “Jonathan Jesner was a 19-year-old student from Glasgow Scotland, who went to Israel last year to study at a Jewish Seminary. He planned to return to Scotland at the end of this academic year to attend medical school. On Sept. 19, Yoni, as Jesner’s family and friends called him, boarded the No. 4 bus in Tel Aviv.” [A Palestinian suicide bomber’s blast killed six people including Yoni and injured 50 others. Yoni’s family donated his organs to a Tel Aviv Hospital and doctors transplanted one of his kidneys into a seven year-old Palestinian girl, Yasmin Alou Ramila, which saved her life.]

“This small humanitarian gesture, and the gratitude demonstrated by a Palestinian family, unfortunately will go unnoticed in the Arab World. To say that positive images of Israelis and Jews, or friendly attitudes toward them, are forbidden in the Arab media is an incalculable understatement. That Yasmin received medical treatment in Israel, from Israeli doctors, that such treatment is commonplace, that she received a lifesaving organ from a Jew and that her family could be thankful for all this is a story that cannot be told. In its stead, the most vile form of bigotry are promulgated by Arab leaders in the mainstream media to foment this kind of hatred that led to the suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. (The Arab mainstream media stimulated for hateful interpretive growth until Arab citizens became addicted to this progressive growth disease.)

“The most repugnant example, given this tragic sequence of events, was a statement by Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat earlier this year. Arafat told Al Jazeera television that Israelis ‘murder our kids and use their organs as spare parts.’ Arafat’s iteration of the blood libel was followed by an article in the Saudi daily Al-Riyadh that described how Jews use human blood in the preparation of pastries for the festival of Purim. Dr. Umayma Ahmad Al-Ja-lahma of King Faisal University wrote a detailed description of the process, from slaughter and dough preparation to consumption. The blood of Christian and Muslim Children under 10 is tortuously obtained drop by drop, affording ‘Jewish vampires great delight as they carefully monitor every detail of the bloodletting with pleasure. Juxtaposing these unbelievable expositions of hate with Yasmin’s transplant isn’t an exercise in moral preening; it’s a demonstration of how easily decent people can sink to homicidal depravity under the weight of official doctrines of hatred and prejudice and how societies can be led to hell by evil leaders.” (Because life is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process within and across generations, mankind can control its own moral destiny - hell or heaven on earth.)

When asked why hateful propaganda takes the decency out of people, Mr. Gurwitz, a man well versed in history, gave his quoted answer below. Be sure to recognize the congruency between what history and biological science reveals – the cause of terrorism.

“ Now to your question about the effects of propaganda, which is really a question about determinism.” (Propaganda is one form of external stimulation that produces specific interpretive overadaptive growth that determines human behavior.)  “In "Hitler's Willing Executioners," the author Daniel Jonah Goldhagen posits that the German people were uniquely predisposed to genocide, and more particularly to the slaughter of Jews.” (There are genetic predispositions of variable intensities to all diseases and behaviors in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.) “Goldhagen argues that the German cognitive model made the annihilation of the Jews possible, not simply a small group of Nazi ringleaders who foisted genocidal policies on the German people.  Think of Goethe, the greatest German author, who imagined a perfect world in which no Jews existed.  Goldhagen suggests that there was something organic about German anti-Semitism, and that the Holocaust was its logical culmination.” (All behavior is organic and the Holocaust’s logical culmination was the product of specific interpretive overadaptive growth – the structures stimulated for will be received.)      

“ The danger of such thinking, to my mind, is that it creates the possibility that the Holocaust was a unique, culture-specific event.  While the Holocaust is unique in having mobilized all the resources of a civilized society toward the annihilation of a group of people, genocide is not unique.  We have recent historical examples in Cambodia, Rwanda, and Yugoslavia.  So I ask myself, what is the common denominator?” (The common denominator is natural interpretive overadaptive growth.)

 “The answer, I think, is that a group of people has been conditioned to view another group - the enemy, "them" - as subhuman, as a menace that must be eradicated.  Two of the most potent symbols the Nazis used were that of the Jews literally as rats, and the related theme of the Jews as a plague or disease.  One must of course destroy all vermin, lest they reinfest a dwelling; must completely immunize society from a pandemic, lest it kill millions.  I'm not sure what zymology the Hutus used to marginalize the Tutsis, but I would wager that in cultural terms something similar was necessary to motivate young men to hack to pieces 800,000 victims in 100 days.” (All behavioral determinism is a product of nurture<->nature organic interaction. Terrorism and crimes are specific interpretive overadaptive growth diseases that all people should be immunized against.)

“ While German culture may have made it easier for Hitler to propagate his annihilationist policies, the bottom line is that concentration camps didn't spring up in Germany in 1919, or 1876, or 1848, or any time in the past.  Likewise the grievances between Hutus and Tutsis is a decades-old legacy of colonialism, and the enmity of Serbs and Bosnians reflects a centuries-old religious division of Europe. Something happened that triggered violent spasms of genocide at the times when they occurred.” (Decades and centuries of specific types of stimulation produce progressive interpretive growth within and across generations that triggers violent spasms of genocide because nurture<->nature are interacting structure<->function (behavior) entities in life.   

 

 Behavioral experts analyze terrorism from theological, psychological, legal and scientific perspectives. [97]

 “After suicidal skyjackers flew airliners into buildings last September, some of us found comfort in a two-word explanation: ‘They’re crazy.’ Sure that was simplistic, but no less bandied about than another two-word conclusion: ‘They’re evil.’” (Evil can be caused by natural growth or damage to the brain for any reason, disease, drugs, mechanical force, degeneration, etc.)

“Now comes another specimen of terrorists under the media microscope: The psycho sniper: The loser empowered by the gun. It’s not a new phenomenon by any means – recall Charles Whitmen, the ex-marine who killed 14 people while perched on a campus tower in 1966, who once wrote: ‘I never could quite make it.’ But in gasping for explanations, the same old questions return. How could anybody be so utterly evil? Or so crazy?” (Here is the explanation from biological science: Failure begets more failure that causes depression, a mental pathology, just as power begets more power, more power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely – a derivative of specific interpretive overadaptive growth in the brain that turns normality into abnormality. This is the reason that a small line separates evil from insanity in life’s reciprocating structure<->behavior continuum.)

“Maybe both malignancies are one and the same, fused and twisted together in a dark root planted in the human soul. Or in the brain, if that’s your version of the soul. It depends upon where you put your faith – in science or in God – to explain shocking behavior that transgresses all boundaries.” (Both behavioral malignancies are one and the same because mind-body-spirit is a biological unity, which means that each entity is governed by the same laws of biological growth and behavior. To optimally prevent shocking behaviors, people must put their faith in both God and science.)

‘“What leads people to do real evil things? Asks Richard Bonnie, a University of Virginia law professor and director of the University’s Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. Like most experts, he offers no facile answers, but suggests, ‘You have to grapple with genes and the environment.’” (Nurture (environment) and nature (genes) are interacting entities in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)

“Evil, being a theological matter, is of little value to lawyers, especially those who mount the insanity defense. The ability to discern right from wrong may be an issue, but shrinks are not summoned to court to opine on evil-related maladies. As psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis, who has interviewed 21 serial killers, says of evil, ‘It is not a scientific concept.’” (Psychiatrists should be summoned to court to opine on evil related maladies. But, if optimal justice is to be served, behavioral scientists educated in the biological roots of misbehavior should also be summoned to court to opine on natural growth into evil.)

“In her view, a criminal’s indifference to other’s pain usually emerges from his own psychological injury. Many serial killers are born with a disposition toward mental illness. Often the killers were hideously abused as children, Lewis says. Others suffered brain injuries. ‘You don’t get to be a serial killer for nothing,’ says Lewis. A professor at New York University’s School of Medicine whose subjects included Theodore Bundy, who confessed to killing dozens of young women. He was a fiend with a high opinion of himself.” (There are genetic predisposition of variable intensities to all diseases and behaviors because life is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations. Simply stated, when the frequency, duration and intensity of nurture are great enough nurture becomes nature. Shortly before his execution, Ted Bundy explicitly explained what stimulated him to grow into a serial killer, but unfortunately, society ignored his message.)

“In another category are those latent maniacs who get mired in frustrating circumstances, spiral into failure, and finally snap. To embrace wanton murder and terrorism, though they seem to require one more element: ideology. It fuels their sickness and makes them feel more grandiose. They act in the name of God, or revolution, or whatever.” (Failure begets more failure, more failure corrupts, and absolute failure corrupts absolutely - a product of natural interpretive overadaptive growth.)

“Throughout history political or religious fervor has turned ordinary people into highly efficient and highly motivated killers. Most mass-killing projects have been carried out by citizens gladly stepping inline behind a genocidal. Did the followers of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot – killers of millions – see themselves as bad people? Or good soldiers? ‘As we all know, human beings can do terrible things with the best of intentions,’ says Robert Precht, an assistant dean of the University of Michigan Law School. ‘The vast majority of people who do these horrible acts will say, ‘No, I don’t believe what I did was evil, I did it for good.’” The specific interpretive structures stimulated for will be received in accordance with the type, frequency, duration and intensity of external stimulation received from the environment – the Law of Specific Interpretive overadaptive growth.)

“Where does pure evil originate? ‘Man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward,’ says the Rev. Randolph Bragg of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia, quoting the book of Job. ‘I think people are basically self-centered, selfish and grasping, and it takes an enormous amount of grace and spiritual development to rise above that…. ‘God creates creatures that have a degree of moral will – that’s us – and we have a choice.’” (Man is born and bred to be, basically good or bad, because nurture and nature are interacting structure<->function entities of life.  The moral will choices we make in life are not independent “free will” choices. They are functions of the brain derived from biochemical structures formed by prior environmental and/or internal functional stimulation, including spiritual development and the degree of moral free will choices humans make.)

 

Experimental scientists plan to create a new form of life and, at the same time, find the molecular definition of life. [98]

 “WASHINGTON – Scientists in Rockville, Md., are to announce this morning they plan to create a new form of life in a laboratory dish. The project raises ethical and safety issues but also promises to illuminate the fundamental mechanics of living organisms.” (This plan and its objectives seem to be congruent with those of the governing laws of growth and behavior synthesized from scholarly research designed to define and characterize life, which has already illuminated the fundamental mechanics of life in all its forms.)

“Craig Venter, the gene scientist with a history of pulling off unlikely successes, and Hamilton Smith, a Nobel laureate, are behind the plan. Their intent is to create a single-celled, partly manmade organism with the minimum number of genes necessary to sustain life. If the experiment works, the microscopic manmade cell will begin feeding and dividing to create a population of cells unlike any previously known.” (Since it is already known that life is a reciprocating structure<-> function energy exchange process, the problem will be to find out what triggers and sustains this biochemical process, a which comes first the chicken or the egg question.)

To ensure safety Smith and Venter said the cell will be deliberately hobbled to render it incapable of infecting people; it will be strictly confined, and designed to die if it manages to escape from the environment.” (This raises another question because the environment itself is an integral component of nurture, plus the fact that nurture and nature are interacting structure<->function entities of life.)

“More worrisome than the risk of escape, they acknowledged, is that the project could lay the scientific groundwork for a new generation of biological weapons, a risk that may force them to be selective about publishing technical details. But the project also could help advance the nation’s ability to detect and counter existing biological weapons. The project, funded with a three million, three-year grant from the Energy Department, will start as a pure scientific endeavor, but eventually it could have practical applications.” (The practical applications eventually be good or bad.)

“If Venter and his collaborators manage to create a minimalist organism of the sort they envision, they’ll attempt to add new functions to it one at a time – conferring on it the ability for instance, to break down the carbon dioxide from power plant emissions or produce hydrogen for fuel. The more immediate plan is to try to puzzle out, and eventually model in a computer, every conceivable aspect of the biology of one organism, a feat science never has come close to accomplishing. Because all living cells are based on the same chemistry and bear striking resemblances to one another; that could shed light on all biology. ‘We are wandering if we can come up with a molecular definition of life,’ Venter said. ‘The goal is to fundamentally understand the component of the most basic living cell.” (Biological science has already come up with a molecular definition of life; Life is a reciprocating or interacting structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations, which applies to all living structures, molecules, cells, organs, systems, humans, societies, etc.)

“The project will begin with M. genitalium, a minuscule organism that lives in the genital tracts of people and may cause or contribute to some cases of urethritis, an inflammation of the urethra. The scientists will remove all genetic material, then synthesize an artificial string of genetic material, resembling a naturally occurring chromosome, that they hope will contain the minimum number of genes needed to sustain life. The artificial chromosome will be inserted into the hollowed out cell, which then will be tested for its ability to survive and reproduce.” (The biggest problem researchers face will be to find the mechanism that triggers and sustains the function<->structure interaction between the chromosome of the cell and its artificial string of genetic material. The fact that nurture can alter the way genes are expressed, and thus the behavior of the total single cell organism, is also a critical factor in determining its negative and/or positive effects on humanity.)

 

Central Park rapist’s history evidences society’s victim<->victimizer cause-effect relationship, evidence that one’s environment stimulates and produces progressive interpretive overadaptive growth responsible for addictions to violent behavior. [99]

 “NEW YORK – Imprisoned rapist Matias Reyes described it as ‘that feeling.’ It came over him one night in 1989 after spotting a woman running in Central Park.” (“That feeling” that triggered Reyes’ action came from a biochemical structure that previously formed by external stimulation received from his environment.)

“He said he followed her, raped her, then kept silent for years as five youths were convicted in the attack and served prison sentences. More than thirteen years later – with a judge throwing out the convictions Thursday based on Reyes’ recent confession – he has emerged as the only remaining culprit in the rewritten version of the city’s most notorious crimes. Reyes, 31, already serving a life sentence for other convictions, can’t be prosecuted in the jogger case because the statute of limitations has expired.” (The statute of limitations may be acceptable in legal law but it sure conflicts with biological law. It escalates the confidence of those whose minds border on choosing a lifestyle of crime and triggers or advances present levels of criminal behavior.

“The judge in the trials of the five convicted said that the DNA evidence didn’t justify dismissing all charges against them. Even with the link to Reyes, ‘there’s nothing there, really, that the juries didn’t know,’ state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Galligan said in Friday’s edition of Newsday, his first public comments about the decision to clear the suspects.” (The discovery of Reyes’ DNA did nothing to indicate that the five convicts were not involved in the crime with him.)

“The court documents, including Reyes’ statements, however, paint a disturbing portrait of the man now believed responsible for the crime.” (The disturbing portrait of the man does, however, paint a disturbing point about the role of society in creating addicted rapists such as Ted Bundy, Tony Ayala, Reyes and numerous others in American society, evidence that victimizers of society are victims of society in life’s interacting structure<->function process.)

“Reyes’ has told authorities he was the product of a broken and abusive home.” (Abusive homes are culpable in stimulating children to grow into violent and sexual perverted adults. Angry and hateful home environments stimulate and create angry and hateful children derived from specific interpretive overadaptive growth, which is an undeniable governing law of human behavior. Angry and/or hateful home environments stimulate and create angry and/or hateful children.)

“By the late teens he was a vagrant who slept in a van. He supported himself by working part-time at a grocery store in Harlem and robbing people in the park. What turned the petty thief into a vicious predator is unclear. In 1989, he began a rampage of rapes against women in Manhattan’s East Side. He told police “that feeling’ would come over him, a recurring urge that led him to murder one women and sexually attack seven others over 11 months.” (People can become addicted to any behavior according to the frequency, duration and intensity of the particular type of stimulation received in one’s environment. Reyes’ recurring urge was an interpretive addiction caused by numerous escapes from quick decisive accountability. Like most criminals Reyes was robbed of his civil right not to be stimulated to grow into a criminal. The assumption that humans have a totally independent “free will” is not supported by biological science.)

“Reyes said he sometimes cornered women in their apartments, before raping, beating and robbing them at knifepoint. Reyes said he also raped, beat and robbed a 26 year-old woman who was exercising in the north end of Central Park only two days before the jogger attack. He said he fled when a bystander intervened. On April 8, 1989, dozens of teenagers from Harlem descended on the Park to mug runners and bicyclists – a crime spree dubbed ‘wilding.’ The jogger, a 28-year-old investment banker, was found comatose in a pool of blood. She would recover, but no memory of her ordeal. Police quickly rounded up several suspects. Within 48 hours, five black and Hispanic youths had confessed to beating and raping the Anglo victim – the basis for their convictions in a case that inflamed racial tensions.” (Prejudice to the unit to which one belongs is also derived from a natural interpretive overadaptive growth process. Racial prejudice is a two way street and will continue until all races are given sufficient frequency, duration and intensity of external stimulation to change this interpretive nature of man.)

“About three months after the attack, Reyes was arrested and eventually convicted of three other rapes. He wasn’t implicated in the Central Park jogger case until early this year when he summoned investigators and stunned them in claiming he was the victim’s sole assailant.” By this time Reyes had most likely grown into an addicted racist because each time criminals escape from quick decisive accountability it progressively advances their stage of growth until addiction sets in – the law of general adaptation with summation. Society must understand that it is culpable in creating addicted rapists such as, Ted Bundy, Tony Ayala, Matias Reyes and thousands of others who victimized society, but had little chance to grow into anything other than what they became – hardened addicted criminals. Simply stated the specific structures and behaviors society stimulates for, society gets at higher levels. Therefore, most victimizers of society are previous victims of society. Mankind can control its own moral destiny by obeying the laws of God and biological science because life scientifically defined is a homeodynamic reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations. If you want the scientific proof that victimizers are prior victims of society please visit the following website: www.trinity.edu/jmacleay.)

 

In the aftermath of a tragic crime in which an ex-con parolee shot four policemen, the front-page headline read: “How could it happen?” The governing laws of growth and behavior explain why it could and did happen. [100]

 

Article written by Lisa Sandberg “Ex-girlfriend says attacker must have ‘snapped’

“A parolee not believed violent took weapons from two officers and shot four before a wounded rookie won the life and death struggle.” (Unfortunately the only way to know if a person is potentially violent or not is to know his/her behavioral history)

“Ex-girl friend says attacker must have ‘snapped.’ She thinks he lost his mind. That’s the only explanation Julie Housos can offer to account for her ex-boyfriend’s rampage that had her looking into a barrel of a shotgun and left four San Antonio police officers with bullet wounds. ‘Jamie Lichtenwalter must have snapped,’ Housos said, because he wasn’t prone to jealous outbursts. (Lichtenwalter may not have been prone to jealous outbursts before he thought he was losing her. A person snaps when the summated effect of external stressful experiences reaches a level beyond his/her ability to cope.)

“It’s as good an explanation as any and it has helped this shell-shocked 20-year old exotic dancer restore some sense to a life that has been turned wrong side up. ‘He wasn’t violent, she said, ‘He wasn’t jealous. He never put his hand on me. He wasn’t like that.’” (Everyone is prone to jealousy at variable levels depending upon the frequency, duration and intensity of specific types of stimulation received from environmental circumstances. He was highly predisposed to violence as evidenced by his previous violent behavior. He wasn’t like that until he started thinking he would lose her. And don’t try to tell policemen who were shot that he wasn’t violent. Again it must be emphasized that thinking is a function subject to specific interpretive overadaptive growth in the brain. Exotic dancing and alcohol most likely contributed to Lichtenwalter’s  harmful type of thinking that eventually escalated and triggered his tragic shootings.)

 

Article written by Elaine Araddillas “Parole system blamed in aftermath of gunbattle”

“The ex-convict who brought down four officers before he was fatally shot in front of a Denny’s restaurant early served seven years of a 12-year sentence on an attempted murder conviction – and his early release on parole is bringing strong condemnation from law enforcers and victims.” (It should bring condemnation from everyone interested in justice for all. The U.S. Adversarial System of justice is innately flawed because it violates Mother Nature’s governing laws of growth and behavior.)

“Jamie Lichtenwalter was released from prison in July 2001 after serving more than half his sentence, a standard practice in Texas for inmates who earn ‘good time’ for their behavior behind bars. But San Antonio Police Chief Albert Ortiz, in the hours after Lichtenwalter wounded four of his officers, cast blame on the parole board for putting him back on the streets before his sentence was completed. Ortiz called such parole ‘ridiculous’ and ‘reprehensible.’”  (Paroles are ridiculous and reprehensible because they violate the governing laws of human growth and behavior as mentioned above.)

“Recent state legislation requires prisoners convicted of aggravated crimes to serve at least half their terms before they’re eligible for parole. Before the law changed in the mid 1990’s criminals had to serve only a quarter of their sentence. Margaret Espinoza said a man who killed her 23-year-old daughter in a July 1992 drive-by shooting was released from prison after serving only four years of a 20-year sentence. ‘I have no respect for the parole board,’ said Espinoza, director of the victims support group Parents of Murdered Children. ‘They turn the real killers loose without thinking about the victims.’” (They turn the real killers loose without thinking deep enough about what causes criminals to become criminals. Parole board members do not know, and possibly don’t care, that the scientific definition of human life and its governing laws of growth and behavior exist - laws that offer the only viable solution to the optimal prevention of such crimes. Until justice system officials and society at large are taught these biological roots of human behavior and how to apply them, our country will not be served optimal justice.)

“Officials representing the prison system said the laws were followed. Mac Stringfellow, chairman of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice said the department acts as a keeper and watches over the rules established by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. ‘We’re the supervisors. We make sure they adhere to the rules or provisions of parole,’ he said.” (Everyone seems happy when ever single soul passes the buck of responsibility down the totem pole. Legal laws may have been followed but biological laws were ignored and this is the reason the Texas Board of Criminal Justice is innately flawed. Until our total justice system puts legal law, interpretation of law and enforcement of law into compliance with biological law justice cannot and will not be adequately served. Adhering to rules that escalate wrongful behavior rather than prevent it is ridiculous, reprehensible and unacceptable in a humane society.)

Texas prison officials said the specific terms of Lichtenwalter’s parole did not preclude him from working in topless clubs where alcohol is served. ‘While it may not be the type of job we would like parolees to have, at least (Lichtenwalter) was working.’ Texas prison spokesman Larry Todd said.” (Because Lichtenwalter’s parole did not preclude him from working in topless clubs where alcohol is served, Texas Department of Criminal Justice is culpable for the shooting of the policeman because such environments stimulate for specific interpretive overadaptive growth in the human brain. Believe it or not victimizers of society similar to Lichtenwalter are victims of society in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process that is governed by five biological laws of growth and behavior. This is why the shootings could and did happen.)

   

100. Sandberg, Lisa, Aradillis, Elaine, “How could it happen” The San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 5, 2003.         

 

Investigation of John Muhammad and John Malvo shooting rampage supply additional evidence that the independent “free will” theory incorporated within the U.S. Adversarial Justice System is false and victimizers of society are victims of society. [101]

 CENTREVILLE, Va. – “In the nearly two months since the shooting rampage in the D.C. area ended with the arrests of John Allen Muhammad and his teen protégé John Lee Malvo, investigators say they’ve made one shocking conclusion: All the evidence they have point to Malvo as the triggerman. Little if any indicates Muhammad fired a shot. (Don’t forget that Muhammed is a savvy hardened criminal who knows how to manipulate the law just as lawyers manipulate juries in the adversarial system of justice. And don’t forget that peer pressure is a major reason young people grow into specific types of criminals.)

“Some officials who’ve reviewed the evidence at the shooting’s task force’s new headquarters here say the lack of evidence against Muhammed will complicate prosecutors efforts to get a death sentence for him in the shooting of Dean Harold Myers who was killed at a gas station in Manassas on Oct. 9.  After the two men were arrested Oct. 24, it was widely assumed even by some investigators, that Muhammad fired most of the shots, which hit their targets with remarkable accuracy. He was a former Army infantryman, 24 years Malvo’s senior.” (It wouldn’t complicate prosecutor’s efforts if legal law was put into compliance with biological laws that govern growth and behavior. It’s obvious who stimulated Malvo’s brain to grow into to an excellent shooter and killer. Peer pressure is a major reason people grow into criminals because one person can change the biochemical structure and function of another person’s brain. This proves without any doubt that the independent “free will” theory (people have the power to make behavioral choices independent of external circumstances) is simply not true.)

  “The Justice department arranged to have the two men tried first in Virginia – rather than in Maryland or the district of Colombia, where the other shootings occurred – largely because death sentences could be obtained more easily against both there. A Virginia law passed after the 9-11 attacks makes a death sentence possible for those convicted of ordering terrorist killings, even if they didn’t actually commit them. That law is untested, however, and if Muhammad is convicted solely under it, any death sentence is likely to face a wide range of appeals.” (Biological law makes a death sentence possible for those convicted of ordering terrorist killings and legal laws should be put into compliance with biological laws that govern growth and behavior.)   

“But to obtain a conviction under Virginia’s traditional capital murder law, which requires proof that the defendant pulled the trigger, prosecutors in Prince William County would have to show that Muhammad fired the shot that killed Myers, even though the only evidence points to Malvo. ‘There is not much pointing to Muhammad, and that is going to make it really hard to show that he was the triggerman,’ said one senior law enforcement official who is involved in the case. ‘There are other ways to attempt to obtain the death sentence, but this lack of evidence has been one of the most perplexing things about the case.’”  (It is true that there are other ways to obtain the death sentence. A justice system properly designed or structured to serve equal justice would make a death sentence possible for those convicted of ordering any type of illegal killing. Unfortunately, the U.S. Adversarial System of Justice is innately flawed because it violates the governing laws of biological growth and human behavior. According to biological science, even if Muhammad didn’t pull the trigger he did stimulate for growth in Malvo’s brain responsible for his pulling the trigger. Therefore, both Muhammad and Malvo must be held accountable because it was lack of quick decisive accountability at lower levels of misbehavior earlier in life that stimulated for the interpretive overadaptive growth that escalated into their present violent criminal behavior. With all the contrary evidence in existence how could anyone believe behavioral choices are made unconstrained by external circumstances?)

“Investigators discussed the evidence to counter public perceptions that Malvo was under the spell of Muhammad.” (The truth is Malvo was indeed under the spell of Muhammad. People can change the biochemical structure and function of another person’s brain specific to the type of stimulation given because macro-behavior and micro-structure are interacting structure<->function entities.  You will understand why Malvo was under the spell of Muhammad when you read what investigators have to say about their relationship in the following paragraph.)

“Still some investigators say that several acquaintances of Muhammad say he had been training Malvo to fire a rifle for more than a year before the sniper attacks, and saw himself as the master who was preparing his protégé. In Tacoma, Muhammad gave Malvo the nickname sniper, acquaintance say, and practiced rifle shooting with him in the backyard of a friends house.” (It is a scientifically proven fact that Muhammad was the master preparing his protégé because the Law of Specific Interpretive overadaptive growth is an undeniable property or governing law of the human brain.)

“As both cases roll toward trial, investigators here at the sniper’s task force new command center in this suburban office complex are scrambling, particularly for more physical evidence that links Muhammad to the shootings.” (Since all education is physical education, investigators, prosecutors, defense attorneys and anyone else interested in preventing crime or helping others to reach their maximal potential in all human functions should be scrambling for the scientific answer to life and its governing laws of growth and behavior. God and biological science makes it abundantly clear that society victimizes itself and has the power to determine its own moral destiny. We should always remember that human nature is derived from nurture in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)

Dr J. Francis Gardner discusses the moral dilemmas of cloning and says they are not going away, but the ultimate question needing to be asked and answered is: When does humanness begin? [102]

 

Dr. Gardner says: “The moral dilemmas of cloning are very real and are not going away. Americans need to get off the dime and come to terms with DNA replication science. In typical blunderbuss fashion, the new Congress has already introduced a bill to ban all manner of human cloning. Last year the senate stalled the measure in order to allow stem cell research to continue. With new Senate leadership in place, there is no guarantee such wisdom will be repeated this session.” (Stem cells are cells that can be stimulated to become different types of cells, blood cells, bone cells, etc. In other words, stems cells are general adaptive cells that can be turned into a multiple of specific types of cells.)

“Talk of cloning a human to term makes most people queasy and apprehensive, and rightly so. Talk of cloning embryonic stem cells for medical research fascinates and excites most people, as it should. Truth is, people instinctively recognize a fundamental difference between the two extremes, yet they stumble during attempts to articulate why they feel the way they do. The stem-cell debate has been fractious thus far, because it has mirrored the abortion argument with its fossilized polarity of pro-life vs. pro-choice. The needed question needing to be asked in clone research is: When does humanness begin?” (The governing laws of biological growth and behavior might be able to shed some light on this question.)

“The intellectually lazy will reflexively claim that humanness begins when life begins. That is bogus. Forty-six chromosomes get you one Homosapien, but that doesn’t equal a human being. For that you need a soul. Science, law and politics will never provide the answers to questions of humanness, because the arrival of the human soul is not a scientific, legal or political event. It is a theological enterprise discoverable only by faith.” (The soul is defined as “the animating and vital principle in human beings, credited with the faculties of thought, action and emotion and often conceived as an immaterial entity.” Thinking is a function of the brain and life scientifically defined is an interacting structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations. The basic tenet of science is that something comes from something and can’t come from nothing. Spirituality is a deep meditating thinking function that has been photographed in the brain by neuroscientists. Therefore, spirituality is a material entity of life. Let’s not forget that mind-body-spirit is a biological unity, which means each entity is governed by the same laws of biological growth.)  

“Atheists reading this column are now excused to the classified ads. It is now time to examine core religious beliefs. “If ensoulment occurs at conception, then all cloning research on “human” tissue is forbidden, as are all forms of abortion and most techniques of contraception. If ensoulment occurs at some point later in the gestational process, stem cell engineering becomes morally acceptable, as does contraception and even some abortion procedures.” (Human Life’s reciprocating structure<-> function energy exchange process, begins at conception. A belief in God, and the moral structure it stimulates for is the result of nurture<->nature interaction because life is modulated by time within and across generations. Spirituality, a deep meditation thinking function has been photographed in the brain by neuroscientists. Scientists or theologians can’t prove that there is or isn’t a God, but one undeniable fact is: People who have been externally stimulated to a have a true belief in a loving accountable God will grow into a person who is far more ethical than people who don’t.)

“To those who believe that ensoulment happens at conception, consider what obstetrical research has found repeatedly. About 15% of all pregnancies end in spontaneous abortion, i.e. miscarriage. Are all these aborted embryos ensouled?  What kind of loving God could abide the waste of so many millions? Such a reality does not speak well of an intelligent design. Whichever way it is decided the humanness debate will have constitutional ramifications.” (According to biological science ensoulment happens when children are given the external stimulation to have a true belief in a loving and accountable God – The Law of Specific Interpretive Overadaptive Growth in the brain.)

“It is admirable to use religious faith as a guide to one’s conduct in a political world. It is unacceptable to use the political process to legislate conduct based upon one’s religious faith to the exclusion of others. When does humanness begin? If the consensus answer becomes ‘at conception’ all stem cell research stops, all abortion becomes illegal, minority religious beliefs and the concept of church/state separation gets tossed in the trash. If the consensus answer remains ‘at some later stage of development,’ stem cell research continues, abortion remains legal, competing faiths are free to condone and condemn as before and the constitution retains its viability.” (A child’s life including its thinking function does begin at conception, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that stem cell research should stop, or all abortions should be illegal, or that separation of church and state should get tossed in the trash. If the frequency and duration of targetzone spiritual thinking during life is great enough it can be passed on to the next generation and become human nature. Therefore, humanness may be inborn at conception (genetic) or it may be attained by external stimulation from others who have already been structured to have a strong belief in God.)

“Don’t abdicate this issue to chemists, judges and politicians. It’s time for a decision, Make it yourself.” (Based upon the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior Mankind has control of its own moral destiny, but it cannot abdicate a true belief in God or science if it expects to be ensouled. That’s my decision and the duty of all.)

 

 

A New York Times article supplies additional evidence that when the media report, reflect or mirror the level of specific types of behavior in society, violence, sexual perversion, obscenity, etc., it escalates that particular behavior in society. [103]

 

“Last Sunday was a banner day for obscenity on network television. Bono barked out the four letter word par excellence when he accepted the award for best song of the Golden Globes ceremony and it was delivered live to East Coast viewers of NBC. (Yes, the specific structures stimulated for will be the structures society gets. Keep in mind as you continue reading that stimuli afforded within certain time intervals summate to have a total effect – The Law of General Adaptation with Summation.)

“A few hours earlier a CBS microphone caught a man using the same word during the American Football Conference championship game. About the same time, back on NBC, the actor Colin Farrell made a scatological reference, traditionally verboten on Network TV during a pre-ceremony Golden Globes show. The phones hardly rang at the Federal Communications Commission, which tends to act only in response to formal consumer complaints of indecency and avoids moving too aggressively.” (Isn’t it obvious that the reason the phones hardly rang is because the specific interpretive growth that the media stimulated for was successful? Isn’t it equally obvious that the Federal Communications Commission is also culpable in escalating obscenity?)

“Broadcast Television, under intensifying attack by saltier cable competitors, is pushing the limits of decorum further by the year, and hardly anyone is pushing back.” (Isn’t it obvious that the moral structure of society has been stimulated to grow upward in the immoral direction by media programs? Isn’t it obvious that Broadcast Television is changing the culture within society, that auditory and visual stimulation by the media can alter the structure and function of the brains of people, their behavior in life?)

“Just six years ago, parents’ groups, religious leaders and the White House pushed the networks to impose a content ratings system enabling V-chips to block programs deemed inappropriate for children. But only a fraction of those who have the V-chip currently use it or for that matter, pay much attention to content ratings. The erosion of audience for the main networks hasn’t come from the rating system, but from those cable programs swimming in adult language like ‘The Sopranos.’” (The frequency, duration and intensity of specific types of programs stimulate and produce progressive specific interpretive overadaptive growth that keeps escalating the demand for more obscene “potty mouth” programs. This is analogous to: “Power begets more power, more power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Get ready audiences, you’re going to get more and more obscene “potty mouth” programs because your brains have been structured to want and demand more – the brain structure and behavior stimulated for will be received.)

“All the while, network programmers are plumbing new depths of obscenity and mature themes to the point where, if George Carlin were starting out now, he would not have much of an act.” (Of course Carlin would not have much of an act. Nurture by the media changes the interpretive nature of a society in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)

“This year, ‘NYPD Blue,’ a prime-time trailblazer in four letter words since its debut in 1993, crossed a new line when ABC’s standards department allowed its writers to use a word that had previously been off-limits: the common word for Bull dung.” (Life is a functional and/or behavioral continuum and at some point the level of stimulation for immoral growth must be prohibited or it will destroy a society.)

“The record-setting debut of the ‘American Idol’ reality program on Fox this week had manifold instances of bleeped out (but easily deciphered) cursing. Just three years ago, ‘Action,’ a short-lived Fox sitcom, drew considerable attention in the news media for using bleeped-out cursing. With such new boundary crossed, there’s the inevitable assessment that television is a reflection of the culture for which it programs, and this culture’s mores are slackening. ‘I think the line is constantly moving, and it’s not just about TV, it’s about society,’ said Alan Wurtzel, who oversees research and standards at NBC.” (Wurtzel is absolutely correct and here is the reason why. Whenever television and/or other media sources reflect or mirror the culture of a society, obscenity, violence, sexual perversion, etc., it stimulates and produces specific interpretive overadaptive growth that not only increases the demand for these types of programs and their intensity levels, but also escalates these particular behaviors in society. Have you noticed that all of the governing laws of growth and behavior were evidenced in this article, which covered the role of the media in progressively escalating obscenity in society? Do you now believe that victimizers of society are victims of society and that many children are being deprived of their civil right not to be stimulated to grow into a criminal? Isn’t it obvious to you that our country is in moral decline and that at some point its direction cannot be reversed? Do you understand that we are dangerously close to reaching that point? How do television programs structure obscene minds?  The answer is: by auditory and visual stimulation that produces specific interpretive overadaptive growth in the minds of viewers. Are you now ready to do your part in preventing crime and enhancing the moral destiny of mankind? 

   

Miami Herald writer Leonard Pitts discusses TV role in triggering a murder as it interacts with human nature, which evidences the law of life explained above. [104]

“I want to say something wise and enlightening here, but I keep coming back to the same question: What in the world were they thinking? (The governing laws of growth and behavior want to say something wise and enlightening here.)

“I am thinking about 20-year-old Jason Bautista and his 15-year old half-brother; Mathew Montejo. Law enforcement officials reported last week that these two young men, both from Riverside, near Los Angeles, recently got it in their heads to murder their mom, 41-year-old Jane Maria Bautista.” (The choices people make are structurally predisposed from prior external stimulation from nurture.

“Apparently, the brothers were television fans. Or at the very least, fans of ‘The Sopranos.’ Because they allegedly took their how-to cues from that HBO mob drama. Specifically, the episode where Tony Soprano strangles Ralph Cifaretto and decides to dispose of the body by dismembering it.” (Let’s not forget that visual and auditory stimulation from TV programs produce specific interpretive overadaptive growth in the human brain.)

“What worked seamlessly in fiction, however, did not work nearly as well in fact. Oh the strangulation and mutilation apparently went just fine. But a security guard allegedly spotted two men attempting to stuff into a trash bin a sleeping bag containing mom’s remains; her foot is said to have been sticking out. The men fled with the corpse. After hearing that Jane Maria Bautista had turned up dead in a California forest, the guard notified authorities.” (If these two men had been nurtured properly and held accountable adequately for lower level misbehaviors during their developing years, this crime could have been prevented. “The Sopranos” are culpable for triggering the murder.)

“I’m not talking about the murder itself. There have been claims that Jane Bautista was emotionally unhinged and that her sons were abused, so its best to withhold judgment on that aspect until more is known.” (If her sons were abused by their mother she would have been culpable for predisposing the boys to be abusive – the law of specific overadative growth.)

“But on the alleged means of disposal, there’s no need for reticence. The idea that two men could chop their mom into pieces because they saw it done on the small screen speaks volumes about life here in TV Nation. Which is what our country has become. One nation, under television, with ‘Seinfield’ and ‘Simpsons’ for all.” (Mr. Pitts is correct. Television has increased the frequency, duration and intensity of specific types of stimulation for harmful growth that creates violent criminals.)

“In TV Nation, the camera never sleeps. In TV nation, you can be an unknown today and a star tomorrow if only you’ll marry a perfect stranger or slug your philandering spouse before a live audience. In TV Nation, stardom is the only valid reason for existence. In TV Nation, we confess our sins to Oprah, tell our secrets to Jerry, feel incomplete because we don’t look like (or date someone) who looks like Jennifer. (Yes, Mr. Pitts, TV affords auditory and visual stimulation that produces growth in viewers’ brains and predisposes them to demand more of the same type TV programs, which summate in their effects – the Law of General Adaptation With Summation.)

“I feel it necessary to say at this point that I’m not a TV snob. I probably watch 10 or 15 hours of tube a week, ‘Simpsons,’ ‘Sopranos,’ ‘ER,’ Laker Games. But I am a wary fan, always glad to turn the thing off. Because in TV Nation the boundary between what is actual and what is only imagined has been all but erased. Television has the unique ability to make us forget what is real.” (The governing laws of growth and behavior are also wary because TV Nation has the ability to convert what is imagined to what is real – to change fantasy into reality.)

“If you don’t buy that, take this simple quiz: have you ever compared with your family, unfavorably, to the Cleavers, the Brady’s, the Huxables or some other idealized clan that never existed? Assuming the answer is yes – and I’m betting it is – then the thing these two young men are alleged to have done has to it a certain horrifying logic, a certain awful predictability. It is an extreme, yes. But the difference is only one of degree.” (Yes Mr. Pitts the thing these two young men are alleged to have done has a certain horrifying truth to it – and you can bet your last bottom dollar that there is a cause-effect relationship between the degree of difference in life’s behavioral continuum. The stage of growth into criminality is determined by the frequency, duration and intensity of specific types of auditory, visual and/or kinesthetic stimulation.)

“Take that out of the equation and Bautista and Monejo seem not terribly unlike anyone else who ever believed a thing because the tube told them it was so. And it occurs to me that the question I keep circling back to probably proceeds from a false assumption. What in the world were they thinking? I’m not sure that they were. I’m not sure that they could.” (Knowing the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior, I keep going straight back to a validated hypothesis that thinking at targetzone intensity levels produces interpretive overadaptive growth that escalates behavior in life’s interacting structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations. They may have been unlike anyone else if they hadn’t been externally stimulated to think differently. I’m sure that being abused as children caused them to grow into hateful violent children and TV triggered the specific murder – The Law of Specific Interpretive overadaptive growth and behavior, an undeniable property of the human brain.)

“I want to say something wise and enlightening here, but I keep coming back to the same question: What in the world were they thinking? (The governing laws of growth and behavior wants to say something wise and enlightening here.)

“I am thinking about 20-year-old Jason Bautista and his 15-year old half-brother; Mathew Montejo. Law enforcement officials reported last week that these two young men, both from Riverside, near Los Angeles, recently got it in their heads to murder their mom, 41-year-old Jane Maria Bautista.” (The choices people make are structurally predisposed from prior external stimulation from nurture.

“Apparently, the brothers were television fans. Or at the very least, fans of ‘The Sopranos.’ Because they allegedly took their how cues from that HBO mob drama. Specifically, the episode where Tony Soprano strangles Ralph Cifaretto and decides to dispose of the body by dismembering it.” (Let’s not forget that visual and auditory stimulation from TV programs produce specific interpretive overadaptive growth in the human brain.)

“What worked seamlessly in fiction, however, did not work nearly as well in fact. Oh the strangulation and mutilation apparently went just fine. But a security guard allegedly spotted two men attempting to stuff into a trash bin a sleeping bag containing mom’s remains; her foot is said to have been sticking out. The men fled with the corpse. After hearing that Jane Maria Bautista had turned up dead in a California forest, the guard notified authorities.” (If these two men had been nurtured properly and held accountable adequately for lower level misbehaviors during their developing years, this crime could have been prevented. “The Sopranos” are culpable for triggering the murder.)

“I’m not talking about the murder itself. There have been claims that Jane Bautista was emotionally unhinged and that her sons were abused, so its best to withhold judgment on that aspect until more is known.” (If her sons were abused by their mother she would have been culpable for predisposing the boys to be abusive – the law of specific overadative growth.)

“But on the alleged means of disposal, there’s no need for reticence. The idea that two men could chop their mom into pieces because they saw it done on the small screen speaks volumes about life here in TV Nation. Which is what our country has become. One nation, under television, with ‘Seinfield’ and ‘Simpsons’ for all.” (Mr. Pitts is correct. Television has increased the frequency, duration and intensity of specific types of stimulation for harmful growth that creates violent criminals.)

“In TV Nation, the camera never sleeps. In TV nation, you can be an unknown today and a star tomorrow if only you’ll marry a perfect stranger or slug your philandering spouse before a live audience. In TV Nation, stardom is the only valid reason for existence. In TV Nation, we confess our sins to Oprah, tell our secrets to Jerry, feel incomplete because we don’t look like (or date someone) who looks like Jennifer. (Yes, Mr. Pitts, TV affords auditory and visual stimulation that produces growth in viewers’ brains and predisposes them to demand more of the same type TV programs, which summate in their effects – the Law of General Adaptation With Summation.)

“I feel it necessary to say at this point that I’m not a TV snob. I probably watch 10 or 15 hours of tube a week, ‘Simpsons,’ ‘Sopranos,’ ‘ER,’ Laker Games. But I am a wary fan, always glad to turn the thing off. Because in TV Nation the boundary between what is actual and what is only imagined has been all but erased. Television has the unique ability to make us forget what is real.” (The governing laws of growth and behavior are also wary because TV Nation has the ability to convert what is imagined to what is real – to change fantasy into reality.)

“If you don’t buy that, take this simple quiz: Have you ever compared with your family, unfavorably, to the Cleavers, the Brady’s, the Huxables or some other idolized clan that never existed? Assuming the answer is yes – and I’m betting it is – then the thing these two young men are alleged to have done has to it a certain horrifying logic, a certain awful predictability. It is an extreme, yes. But the difference is only one of degree.” (Yes Mr. Pitts the thing these two young men are alleged to have done has a certain horrifying truth to it – and you can bet your last bottom dollar that there is a cause-effect relationship between the degree of difference in life’s behavioral continuum. The stage of growth into criminality is determined by the frequency, duration and intensity of specific types of auditory, visual and/or kinesthetic stimulation.)

“Take that out of the equation and Bautista and Monejo seem not terribly alike anyone else who ever believed a thing because the tube told them it was so. And it occurs to me that the question I keep circling back to probably proceeds from a false assumption. What in the world were they thinking? I’m not sure that they were. I’m not sure that they could.” (Knowing the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior, I keep going straight back to a validated hypothesis that thinking at targetzone intensity levels produces interpretive overadaptive growth that escalates behavior in life’s interacting structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations. They may have been like anyone else if they hadn’t been externally stimulated to think differently. I’m sure that being abused as children caused them to grow into hateful violent children and TV triggered the specific murder – The Law of Specific Interpretive overadaptive growth and behavior, an undeniable property of the human brain.)

 

A new study at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research supplies additional evidence that violent TV programs viewed during youth stimulates for growth that escalates adult aggressive and/or violent behaviors. [105]

 “Boys and girls who watch a lot of violence on television have a heightened risk of aggressive adult behavior, including spouse abuse and criminal offenses, no matter how they act in childhood, a new study shows. Though the results might not be surprising, experts say the study is important because it includes hundreds of participants and showed the effect in females as well as males.” (Of course the results are not surprising. The level of aggressive behavior depends upon the frequency, duration and intensity of environmental stimulation (nurture) as it interacts with inherited genes (nature.)

“The participants were interviewed at ages 6-9 and again in their early 20s, making the study one of the few to follow children into adulthood to gauge the long-term effects of televised violence. The findings are presented in this months issue of the journal Developmental psychology by psychologists Rowell Huesmann and colleagues at the University of Michigan’s Institute for social research.” (The long-term effects span generations because life’s reciprocating function<-> structure process is modulated by time within and across generations due to nurture<->nature interaction.)     

“Television violence suggests to young children that aggression is appropriate in some situations, especially when it is used by charismatic heroes, Huesmann said. The violence also erodes a natural aversion to violence, he said.” (The specific structure and function of the brain stimulated for will be received in conjunction with the frequency, duration and intensity of stimulation from all sources, which summate to a total – the law of General Adaptation with Summation. The violence erodes a natural aversion to violence by stimulating for natural growth and behavior.)

“He recommended that parents restrict viewing of violent TV and movies by young children and preteens as much as possible. The analysis argued against the idea that aggressive children seek out TV violence and that the findings were due to the participants’ socio-economic status or intelligence, or their parent’s child-rearing practices.” (Biological science recommends that adults should restrict their own viewing of violence because it can produce violent growth in adult brains that can trigger violent behavior. The governing laws of growth would argue vehemently against findings that suggests participants’ socio-economic status, intelligence and/or child-rearing practices do not play a significant role in violent or any other type of behavior.)

“The study involved 329 adults initially surveyed as children in the late 1970’s. Researchers interviewed them again as adults, along with their spouses or friends, and checked crime records. As children, the participants were rated for exposure to televised violence after they chose eight favorite shows from 80 popular programs for their age group and indicated how often they watched them. The programs assessed by researchers for amount of physical violence. Programs such as ‘Starsky and Hutch,’ ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ and Roadrunner cartoons were deemed very violent. As young adults, men in the study who had scored in the top 20 percent on childhood exposure were about twice as likely as other men to have pushed, grabbed or shoved their wives during an argument in the year before the interview. Women who had scored in the top 20 percent on childhood exposure were about twice as likely as other women to have thrown something at their husbands.” (Yes, the frequency duration and intensity of violence determines one’s growth stage into violence, which gives them confidence to be more aggressive and violent. Any combative sports teacher or coach is aware of that. What people hear, see, experience and/or think can stimulate and produce specific interpretive overadaptive growth in the brain.)

“For one or both sexes, these ‘high TV-violence viewers’ also were more likely than other study participants in the previous 12 months to have shoved somebody in anger, punched, beaten or choked an adult: or committed a crime or a moving traffic violation.” (Yes researchers, women can naturally grow into aggressive and violent people just as well as men. This study supplies substantial evidence that those who victimize society are actually victims of society, due to failure of society to properly stimulate and form their conscience during developmental years and conversely, affording the stimulation that caused them to grow into violent criminals by omission and commission respectively.)

“Dennis Wharton, spokesman for the National Association of Broadcasters, said that not all studies find a relationship between TV viewing and violent behavior. ‘I think the jury is still out about whether there is a link,’ he said.” (Mr. Wharton, the jury is already out and you are dead wrong. Broadcasters may deny it but the evidence is overwhelming that there is a cause and effect link between the specific types of TV programs viewed and the type of humans produced in society. Violent TV programs are culpable, partially to blame, in stimulating and producing a more violent society; just as wholesome and peaceful broadcasting programs contribute to a peaceful and wholesome society. The reason is obvious to those who have learned the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior, because specific interpretive overadaptive growth is an undeniable property of the brain.)

   

An article by editorial writer, Jonathan Gurwitz, entitled: “Bridging the gap between two distinct worlds,” reported an event in Iraq that evidences external environmental circumstances do indeed affect the behavioral choices people make in life – that biological science refutes the independent free-will theory. [106]

 “The long process of rebuilding Iraq and de-Saddamizing Iraq society – identifying and removing Baath Party loyalists, prosecuting war criminals and torturers and fashioning a new, representative democracy for the Iraqi people – now lies before us.” (The frequency, duration and intensity of stimulation for specific interpretive overadaptive growth in opposite directions have produced cultures with very different and conflicting views.  Because nurture<->nature are interacting structure<->function entities in life the biochemistry of the brain regulates all human behavior.)

“The outcome of the battle against the Iraqi military may never seriously have been in doubt, except for those whose daily intake of news was restricted to Saddam’s flatulent propaganda or the anti-American pablum of Al-Jazera.” (Saddam’s flatulent propaganda and anti-American pablum stimulated for specific mental behavioral growth. Let’s not forget that the Law of Specific Interpretive Overdaptive Growth is an undeniable property of the human brain.)

“But the struggle to wean the Iraqi people from a diet of distrust – demonstrating to them that we are there to free, not to enslave, to build, not to destroy – represents a different sort of challenge, requiring sensitivity, caution and care.” (To be successful, the frequency, duration and level of sensitivity, caution and care given to Iraqis must continue until their brains have been sufficiently restructured. This is the same type of challenge all humans need to prevent racism or to attain and maintain an optimal level of physical, mental and moral fitness throughout life. It requires daily targetzone stimulation.)

“When the definitive history of this conflict is written, the psychological turning point in the battle for Iraqi hearts and minds may prove to have taken place last week in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf. For Shite Muslims, the gold-domed Mosque, of Ali in Najaf is among their most venerated sites. The mosque holds the tomb of Ali, the son-in-law and cousin of the prophet Mohammed, from whom the Shite sect of Islam – the shiat Ali, or party of Ali derives. It is also considered to be the burial place of the biblical figures Adam and Noah.” (When the definitive history of this conflict is written the psychological turning point in the battle for Iraqi hearts and minds may have taken place last week in Najaf, but to continue the progressive interpretive growth it must stay in compliance with the governing laws of growth and behavior. To avoid religious wars, spirituality must be accepted as a biological unity under one God.)

“The Ayatollah Ali al-Sistini, Iraq’s senior Shite cleric who had been under house arrest by the Iraqi government, indicated his desire to meet with the local American commander: Sistani also requested that U.S. troops secure his compound near the mosque. Last Thursday, elements of the 101st Airborne Division moved toward the center of Najaf to Sistani’s compound and also in the direction of the mosque. To the crowd of Iraqis gathering in the streets of Najaf, the intent of the Americans was unclear. CNN’s Ryan Childcote reported that while clerics attempt to calm the crowd with a message from Sistani, a mob psychology had taken hold. ‘They’re afraid,’ one resident told the soldiers. ‘You are Christians. They don’t want to let you inside the holy (mosque of) Ali.’” (A mob psychology is derived from an interpretive growth process, a thinking function that stimulates for growth that escalates the behavior of a crowd and vice versa when they are at targetzone levels of stimulation.)       

 “The situation grew tense as people shouted and rushed to block the American advance. With heavily armed troops surrounded by agitated civilians in a religious tinderbox, the potential for disaster was great. And then, an extraordinary event occurred. The commanding officer, a colonel, ordered his troops to their knees with weapons pointed to the ground in an act of deference and a display of their peaceful intentions. Some Iraqis reciprocated by sitting down with the Americans. As tensions lowered, the troops calmly withdrew.” (The Americans had hit the interpretive target zone of the Iraqis, which temporarily modified the biochemical structure and thinking function of their brains that prevented mob behavior. This event evidences that micro<->behavior and macro<->behavior are interacting entities in life’s interacting structure<->function energy exchange process. It refutes the independent “free will” theory that behavioral choices people make are independent from external circumstances that occur in life.)      

  “Later, Grand Ayatollah Sistani issued a fatwa instructing the Shia of Iraq, 60 percent of the Iraqi population, ‘to remain calm and not to interfere with coalition actions.’  Much will be written in coming weeks about the battle to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people, to say nothing of the Arab and Islamic worlds. The first small beachhead in that battle was secured last week when the soldiers of the world’s most powerful military force knelt down before unarmed civilians, bridging an historic gap between the soul of Shia Islam and the Western world.” (Whatever the soul is defined as, or interpreted to be, it is derived from an interpretive growth process in the brain. The first small beachhead is an initial step in bridging the gap between the distinctly different cultures. Hopefully, some day the interpretive thinking function of all cultures can be unified to the point that religious wars due to natural prejudice to the unit to which humans belong. That day will not come until humans are properly educated in the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior, especially when they pertain to regulating human behavior.)   

 

Brain wave studies supply evidence that the brain is a reciprocating structure<->function organ that transforms specific thoughts into specific behaviors when the frequency and level of thinking is great enough. [107]

    “Using magnetic resonance imaging machines that detect the ebb and flow of brain activity researchers have become so good at peering into the workings of the human mind that their work is raising a new and personal ethical concern: brain privacy. One study of white students found that although they expressed no conscious racism, the seat of fear in their brains still fired up more when they looked at unfamiliar black faces than at unfamiliar white faces. Another recent imaging study reported that certain parts of the brain work harder when a person is lying than when telling the truth, raising the prospect of a brain-based lie detector.” (Evidence that racism and ethics are functions of the seat of fear in the brain, a structure subject to specific interpretive over-adaptive growth and behavior.)

“Though brain scientists are nowhere near reading minds, their mounting success at mapping brains is sparking a discussion that echoes recent debate about preserving the privacy of peoples brains. ‘Everybody’s worried about genetic privacy, but brain privacy is much more interesting’ said Stephen Hyman, Harvard University’s provost and neuroscientist. The need for discussing brain privacy is urgent, said Arthur L. Caplan, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Bioethics. ‘If you were to ask me what the ethical hot potato of this coming century is, I’d say it’s new knowledge of the brain, its structure and function.’” (Yes Mr. Caplan, the human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange organ modulated by time within and across generations. It is absolutely necessary to continue searching for knowledge that teaches us how to structure the moral conscience of mankind. New ethical knowledge is a real hot interpretive structure<->function analysis.)

“Most people feel a much greater sense of privacy about their brains than their genes, Caplan and other ethicists say. Genes play critical but complex roles in what people become, while ‘your brain is more associated with you.’ Caplan said. If the brain privacy debate follows the model of genetic privacy – which focused on concerns that genetic information could be abused by employers, insurers and others – it will lead to the proposal of new laws. It could also influence ethical guidelines for the operators of brain-scanning machines and help bring public opinion to bear on scientists and policy makers.” (The new legal laws proposed should be in full compliance with biological laws of growth that regulate human behavior. The frequency, duration and intensity of ethical stimulation should be great enough to turn moral nurture into the moral nature of mankind.)

“As the technology has improved in speed and accuracy, functional MRI studies have been growing, and many of their findings are striking. Consider a Yale experiment published in 2000 that appeared to detect unconscious racism in white students. The students reported no conscious racism, but when they were scanned, the amygdala, which generates and registers fear and is also associated with emotional learning, lit up more when students were shown unfamiliar black faces than unfamiliar white faces. They showed no amygdala response to familiar black faces.” (Generating Fear and emotions are interpretive thinking functions that are regulated by the brain’s biochemistry, its biochemical structure created by earlier racial experiences.)

“Work published last year by Dr. Daniel B. Langleben, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, indicated that certain areas of the brain show more activation when people lie. His group is now trying to see if they can use the technique to produce an effective lie detector, one that would far outperform the deeply imperfect polygraph. (It will be a very difficult task because some humans can lie without showing anxiety or emotion. Interpretations may grow from prior experiences that resist activation when people lie.) 

‘“Brain scientists have recently identified the cerebral area involved in intention, the region responsible when thoughts are converted into actions,’ Bruce Hinrichs, professor of psychology at Century College in Minnesota, wrote in the magazine The Humanist.” (Intention is a specific interpretive thinking function that is converted into specific behavior when the frequency, duration and intensity of thinking is great enough.)

“‘Perhaps child molesters and other criminals in the future will wear headgear that will monitor that brain region in order to determine when their intentions will be carried out,’ Hinrichs wrote. ‘Would this be a reasonable method of crime prevention or a human rights violation’” (Proper nurture during life would be a reasonable method of crime prevention without being a human rights violation. It does require accepting structured freedom.)

“Caplan predicted that the first time neuroethics becomes a real issue will be in the courtroom. Some lawyers have already tried to use brain scans to absolve their clients of responsibility, he said.” (That’s our good ole ethical “win at any cost” adversarial system of justice. Why should defense lawyers care about responsibility?) 

“Elements of the Matrix defense have surfaced in Ohio, where a jury rejected it, San Francisco and in the Washington sniper case, the British Newspaper, the Guardian, reported. Before the censorship forces get revved up, they should take note that millions of people enjoy these creative works without becoming dangerously obsessed or violent.” (That is true, but it is also true that viruses and bacteria invade millions of people that don’t get the specific disease caused by them. That certainly doesn’t mean viruses or bacteria do not cause diseases. Do you realize that obsession is caused by high frequency, duration and intensity of specific interpretive thoughts that can summate in their effects and trigger violent behavior such as murder?)

“A violent person can seize on any work of art and twist it, but that does not make Hollywood responsible for actions of unbalanced members of the audience.” (What causes people to become imbalanced in the first place?  Are all terrorists imbalanced? Terrorists must have come from external stimulation received from their environments. Have you ever considered that terrorists such as serial killers might have been created by natural external stimulation? The truth of the matter is that most victimizers of society are victims of society. The truth is: most terrorists are victims of society. Hollywood may not make criminals do it alone, but it may be culpable in summation with other types of violent growth stimulation. It is also true that mankind has control of its own moral destiny. In any case it does not excuse Hollywood or anyone else from learning the scientific definition of human life and its governing laws of growth and behavior, which offer the only optimal and viable solutions to the prevention of crime and terrorism at home and abroad.)

Cause and prevention of depression analysis is analogous to the cause and prevention of criminal behavior. [108]

 “Psychiatrist Joe Thornton is co-director of the Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Texas Health Science Center and chairman of the Youth Depression Advisory Council of the health collaborative. He says the council was formed because depression in youngsters is a growing health concern here, one often seen in youth in the juvenile justice system.” (This is no surprise because both criminal behavior and depression are caused by interpretive over-adaptive growth as a result of nurture<->nature interaction in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)

‘“Even before it was formed, by 1998, it was recognized depression overlapped a lot with issues like youth violence, drug use and chronic health problems.’ Thornton says. ‘It’s not so much that there’s an increase in depression as a lack of intervention when there are signs.’ Bad behavior, drug and alcohol abuse are prominent among the signs. Drugs are involved in up to 40 percent of cases of depression. (The governing laws of growth and behavior say that crime is an interpretive growth disease and it’s not so much an increase in expected early misbehaviors of children as a lack of intervention and accountability when there are signs. Lack of discipline and full accountability for bad behavior during life are involved in far more than 40 percent of criminal cases. Both depression and crime in youngsters are growing health concerns.)

“The problem is, while parents think they know their children, some simply don’t recognize the signs of depression and brush off symptoms as moodiness, irritability or normal teenage angst.” (The problem is, while parents think they know their children, some simply don’t recognize the signs of crime and brush off symptoms as frequent misbehaviors or normal teenage angst.)

The author of the article presents a brief profile of a depressed girl by the name of Katrina. “Katrina didn’t develop depression early and doesn’t remember feelings of deep sadness in childhood. But recently she says, frustrations at school, and a poor relationship with her father and stresses in the family’s small apartment built up. ‘Then one day it all exploded. I was yelling, ‘I can’t do it anymore. I don’t want to live anymore.’ Everyone was shocked because I’m a happy person. I smile even when I’m mad or sad. I hold everything in.” (Katrina exploded because her interpretive stress summated in their effects – The Law of General Adaptation with Summation. This same governing law of growth and behavior applies when the frequency, duration and intensity of violence in the environment is great enough to trigger violent behavior.)

‘“Steven Pliska, who heads the division of child psychiatry at the health science center, recognizes it isn’t easy for parents to spot the danger signs, but it helps to understand what he calls small ‘d’ and big “D” depression. With the first, the child or teen feels sad about something, and that usually lasts about for days and feels better. ‘I wouldn’t call it normal, but it’s fairly common and most people have that at some times in their lives,’ Pliska says.” (Small “d” refers to the early stages of depression in life’s structural<->functional continuum. Likewise, small “c” could be referred to as the early stages of crime in life’s structural<->behavioral continuum.)

“But big “D,” major clinical depression, is much more serious and persistent, lasting for weeks or months. Signs can include anger and more arguments and acting out at home. There can be anxiety, very low self-esteem and thoughts of suicide. ADHD and learning disabilities can be part of the disturbing package.” (All of these things can be part of the disturbing package that applies to addicted hardened criminals as well as depression. That is a major reason crime can legitimately be classified as a disease.)

“Clinicians always look for a family history of major depressive disorders. In depression, the regulation of neurotransmitters in the brain is impaired. Severe depression results from interaction between a person’s genetic vulnerability and environmental stresses. In most cases, it takes a significant amount of stress to cause depression. ‘But there are a small number of individuals that are unfortunate enough to have genetic vulnerability so severe that even the normal stresses of every day life can put them into depression,’ Pliska says.” (There are also a small number of individuals that are unfortunate enough to have genetic vulnerability to violence so severe that even normal stimulation in every day life cannot avoid their growth into violent criminals. Scientifically defined, life is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations. Nurture<->nature are interacting structure<->function entities in life, which mean both are involved in regulating human diseases and behaviors. PET scans of the brain have proven that all five governing laws of growth and behavior apply in the brain. Unless they are learned and applied throughout life, neither little “d” nor big “D” and little “c” nor big “C” will ever be adequately prevented or treated. Have you ever thought that crime and depression could be the result of specific interpretive overadaptive growth due to nurture<->nature interaction? It is imperative that humans understand this governing law of growth and how to apply it.)                 

The scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior referee conflicting opinions about a scientific study that finds vigorous video games improve visual skills. [109]

 “All those studies playing video games may not be wasted time after all: A new study suggests that action packed video games such as ‘Grand Theft Auto III’ and ‘Counter-Strike’ may sharpen your mind.” (True, video games produce over-adaptive growth in the brain specific to the type of stimulation they afford.)

“Researchers at the University of Rochester found that young adults who regularly played video games full of high- speed car chases and blazing gun battles showed better visual skills than those who did not. For example, they kept better track of objects appearing simultaneously and processed fast-changing visual information more efficiently.”   (Correct, eyes are composed of living material that can grow progressively from regular external visual stimulation in accordance with the governing laws of growth and behavior in life’s reciprocating structure<->function process. Thinking at functional target-zone level improves the quality of thought and the quality of skills.)

“To rule out the possibility that visually adept people are simply drawn to video games, the researchers conducted a second experiment. They found that people who do not normally play video games but were trained to play them enhanced visual perception” (That finding is expected because the structure and function stimulated for will be received – the Law of Specific Adaptation.)

“Exactly why video games have this effect is not clear. The researchers said more study is needed.” (Why video games have this effect is because life, all living material, is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process governed by five laws of growth and behavior. More valid research on the cause of any form of behavior will add further evidence supporting exactly why video games have this effect.)

“They said the findings suggest video games could be used to help visually impaired patients see better or to train soldiers for combat.” (That’s true in both cases provided target-zone intensity of stimulation is applied. Violent video games can produce specific interpretive over-adaptive growth in the brains of soldiers that develops confidence in them to cope with violence and/or to be more violent themselves.)

“Parent groups and anti violet advocates contend the bloodshed in some video games triggers aggressive behavior in young people as some hotly disputed studies have suggested. They blame violent video games for such crimes as the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.” (These parents and advocates are correct. Video games can cause aggressive behavior in children and adults alike. Violent video games in summation with other forms of violence can trigger such crimes as the Columbine High School Massacre and/or murders by adults. Violent video games are culpable, which means they are partially to blame along with other forms of violent stimulation in life’s behavioral continuum – the Law of General Adaptation with Summation of violent Effects over time, or simply, progressive violent overadaptive growth.)

“Soldiers who grow up playing video games do better in processing information on a screen or operating long-range unmanned aerial vehicles that can film or photograph enemy activity on the ground, according to military experts. ‘There are some very avid video games in the military. The people who have been playing video games all their lives seem a lot more comfortable in these kinds of environments,’ said Lt. Comdr. Russell Shilling of the MOVES Institute at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.” (You are correct Comdr. Shilling. The specific type of environment people are exposed to are the type of people we receive in accordance with the frequency, duration and intensity of stimulation afforded by the environment. Nurture<->nature are interacting entities in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process. This interaction regulates human behavior.)

“In the Rochester study, 16 men ages 18 to 23 took a series of tests that measured their ability to locate the position of a blinking object, count the number of simultaneous objects on a screen and pick out the color of an alphabet letter. Those who played video games for the previous six months performed better in all those tests than those who did not.” (That’s to be expected. It’s always good to give booster shot stimulation and refresh our memory. Not only children can be stimulated to grow.)

“In a separate test, a group of 17 who never played video games were trained to play the military game ‘Medal of Honor’ and the puzzle game ‘Tretis.’ After playing for 10 days, those who learned ‘Medal of Honor’ scored better on the performance test than those who didn’t.” (If people would study Life – What a Puzzle! for a few days they would certainly understand life much better and perform far greater in all positive aspects of life.)

‘Pamela Eakes, president of the Seattle-based Mothers Against Violence in America, said scientists need to look more closely at the effects of video violence on habitual video-game players.” (Author Scientist Dr. Jesse MacLeay, who has researched human behavior throughout most of his life wholeheartily agrees.)

 

A community college district corruption case gives the governing laws of growth and behavior a wonderful opportunity to point out the dark side of our well intended, but innately flawed, U.S. Adversarial System of Justice. [110]

 “The first round of convictions in the state’s ongoing corruption probe at City Hall and the Alamo Community College District came Monday when two men were convicted of lesser charges and a third received deferred adjudication after they hashed out deals with prosecutors.” (Deals that allow penalties less than the penalties for the actual crimes committed are counter-productive because they often stimulate offenders to grow into worse criminals. Furthermore, the word spreads to other “on the fence” predisposed criminals.)

San Antonio architect Louis Cruz – whose multimillion-dollar dealings with ACCD and City Hall came under state investigation last year – pleaded guilty in 175th District Court to conspiring to commit bribery, a felony. In Bexar County Court-at-Law No. 4, former ACCD board Chairman Robert ‘Tinker’ Garza pleaded guilty and former ACCD trustee Donald McLure pleaded no contest, both of them to misdemeanors. The most serious felony corruption and bribery charges were dropped. In exchange they agreed to assist District Attorney Susan Read in her office’s investigation of ACCD dealings and testify, if needed, in ACCD trustee Jesse Gonzales’ trial, scheduled to begin today, and in the October 8 trial of former City Councilman Raul Prado and Enrique ‘Kike’ Martin.” (These penalties are below the penalties prescribed for the crimes charged and therefore counter-productive for the reasons previously explained.)  

‘“We were pleased we were able to resolve this now,’ said McClure who resigned from office last week. ‘We’re looking forward to cooperating with the DA’s office in the other cases. And I’m prepared to testify.’” (Of course McClure is pleased: everyone is happy when every single soul passes the buck of responsibility up or down the totem pole. That’s the nature of humans who haven’t been nurtured properly, but they shouldn’t be given a deal that advances their growth stage into criminality.)

“District Judge Mary Roman will decide Cruz’s sentence on Oct. 27 after the trials are completed and after prosecutors disclose to the judge how much help Cruz was in their investigation. Cruz’s charge, a third degree felony carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and a minimum of probation, as part of his deal with the DA.” (If Cruz had been held fully accountable for misbehaviors earlier in life he wouldn’t have committed and be charged for a third degree felony in the first place. According to biological law, if Cruz’s punishment isn’t greater than his present growth stage into criminality he will be stimulated to grow into a worse criminal.)

“Cruz is believed to be the state’s key witness in its cases against Prado and Martin, regarded as the ‘big fish’ of the bunch. Cruz could also provide valuable information on his dealings with several local school districts, including Harlandale and Somerset, according to court documents and prosecutors. ‘ We believe he will provide useful information in any subsequent trials,’ said Assistant District Attorney Cliff Herberg, chief of the DA’s white-collar crimes division. Cruz declined to comment. But his attorney Steve Hilbig said after Monday’s hearing that his client made bad choices in bowing to dirty politicians.” (Making bad choices by Cruz and/or dirty politicians is what crime is all about. If you don’t stop bad choices at the lower levels they escalate to the higher levels.)

‘“He was not in a position to cause the mistake,’ Hilbig said. ‘Who were the people selling the votes? The politicians.’” (That’s like saying those who buy drugs are not in a position to cause mistakes such as murder. Who were the people selling the drugs? Biological law says victimizers of society are victims of society, another dark side of life that must be dealt with.)

“Prosecutors had described Cruz as an active player, the money man who doled out thousands of dollars to politicians for hard to get contracts, when Reed announced the indictment last October.” (This brings out another dark side of the adversarial system of justice. Don’t expect prosecutors such as Reed or defense attorneys like Hilbig, a former DA, to seek justice as their main goal when their main objective is victory at the expense of justice. Another dark side in the adversarial system is the fact that prejudice to the unit to which one belongs is a natural interpretive over-adaptive growth process.)

“McClure pleaded no contest before County Court-at-Law Judge Susan Garrahan-Moulder to interfering with a public servant’s duty in hampering a Texas Rangers’ investigation of Cruz’s dealings. The judge sentenced McClure to one year of probation with deferred adjudication and a $500 fine. Deferred adjudication means that if McClure pays the fine and successfully completes the terms of his probation, no conviction will be entered on his record. The charge and no-contest plea, however, would remain.” (Any method allowing escape from full accountability is counter-productive.)

“Garza also appeared in Garrahan-Moulder Court. Attorneys for other defendants have been irked that Garza, accused of engineering the bribes, would get off so easy. But Garza pedaled a deal with prosecutors first in exchange for his testimony and cooperation. ‘Mr. Garza is a key player, and early on he was willing to cooperate,’ Herberg said.’”  (Under legal law, how can early unequal deals serve equal justice for all?)    

            

Medical studies that find the “Use it or lose it” theory applies to the brain supply additional evidence that mind-body-spirit is a biological unity, which means each entity is governed by the same five laws of biological growth. [111]

 BOSTON – An absorbing book or a challenging cross-word puzzle may keep your mind more than busy. It may keep it healthy too, according to a 21-year study of mental breakdown in old age. The study adds to the evidence that stimulating the mind can ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit.” (Thinking is a function that can delay the onset of mental breakdown because mind-body-spirit is a biological unity subject to the same governing laws of growth and behavior. Attaining and maintaining physical fitness, mental fitness and/or spiritual fitness throughout life requires target-zone intensity of stimulation.)

“The study was led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and is being published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine. It was funded by the National Institute of Aging. Researchers are eager to establish whether keeping mentally active can help guard against dementia. That would provide a simple drug-free way of reducing the risk of the widespread debilitating ailment. About 10% of people develop dementia between the ages of 60 and 70.” (Target-zone mental functioning can certainly slow down degeneration of the brain just as target-zone level of physical functioning can slow down structural<->functional degeneration of the body that occurs more rapidly when humans function at a level below their target-zone - the Law of Specific Under-adaptive Growth that can speed up the degeneration rafte.)

 ‘I think the hypothesis is plausible enough that I spent several years of my life trying to figure out what the mechanism is, and I would advise our government to spend millions of dollars trying to figure it out.’ said Dr. David Bennet a neurologist at Rush Presbyterian-St. Lukes Hospital in Chicago. He has done similar research.” (I have spent several years of my life trying to figure out the hypothesis “all education is physical education.” This led to my discovery of the scientific definition of life and its five governing laws of growth and behavior. I would advise our government with the help of the communication media to disseminate this knowledge to all citizens so they could figure out how humans can reach their full potential in all functions of life.)

“In the Einstein College study of 469 elderly people, those in the top third in mental activity had a 63% lower risk of dementia than the bottom hired. Taking part in a single activity one day a week reduced the risk by 7 percent.” (Another study in which subjects take part in target-zone mental activities on a daily basis is highly recommended. Based upon the time governance of mental growth, it would certainly promise to reduce the risk of dementia much greater than 7 percent.)

“The use it or lose it notion isn’t a new idea. Other researchers have discovered evidence that mental activity may guard against dementia. But it is hard to prove, since early dementia without obvious symptoms may cause people to slack off their hobbies. If this is so dementia affects hobbies – and maybe not the reverse.” (Because life is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process, including life in the human brain, dementia affects hobbies and hobbies affect dementia. This is the reason that makes it hard to prove in dementia and numerous other diseases.)

“The study took physical exercise into account. Nearly all physical activities, including stair climbing and group exercise appeared to offer no protection against dementia. The only exception was frequent dancing, perhaps because dance music engages the dancer’s mind, suggested lead researcher Joe Verghese, a neurologist at Einstein College.” (For two reasons this conclusion is indeed questionable. First, although at variable levels all physical exercise engages the mind. Second, cardiovascular physical fitness is a general adaptive immunity process that raises the level of resistance against damage caused by psychological diseases and physical pathologies. For example, enjoyable physical activities decrease the probability of brain damage caused by depression and/or fears. Finally, genetic predisposition plays a role in the onset of dementia because nurture<->nature are interacting structure<->function entities in life.)

 

Another neuroscience study showing that shyness can be inherited but overcome by nurture adds further evidence that nurture<->nature are interacting structure<->function entities of life. [112]

Washington – Shyness may be inherited, a study suggests. A shy child can learn to be more outgoing with age, but a physical reaction in the brain linked to a person’s temperament doesn’t change the study indicates. (This statement is in conflict with a basic tenet of life. Nurture can change the nature of man when the frequency, duration and intensity of nurture is great enough because nurture and nature are interacting entities in life’s reciprocating structure<-> function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations. Certainly man’s nature has changed since medieval times. As you read this article notice that the basic format of the study didn’t span generations. Therefore, researchers could not legitimately conclude that a person’s temperament cannot be changed by human nurture over generations.)   

“The study appearing this week in the journal Science, conducted brain scans on 22-year-olds and found those who’d been classified 20 years before as inhibited or shy children had a distinctive reaction in their brains when confronted with novel images. People who had been judged as toddlers to be inhibited showed in the scans that the amygdala structure in their brains responded much more actively to unexpected sights than did those who had been judged as children to be more outgoing, said Jerome Kagan, a researcher in the department of psychology at Harvard University. ‘That is support for the notion that the reason they were shy, timid and reserved when they were 2 years old is because they had an excitable amygdala.’” (A distinctive reaction is an interpretive thinking function caused by external visual stimulation. This study is evidence supporting the tenet that there are genetic predispositions of variable intensities to behaviors. It also supports that the structure of the brain regulates its function.)

“This suggests shyness is a temperament that can be inherited, but the researcher said this temperament doesn’t necessarily determine one’s personality. ‘They are now 22 years old,’ Kagan said of the test subjects. ‘A lot of the ones who were fearful aren’t fearful any more. They have overcome it. But the question is, did they still have an active amygdala,’ Kagan said. Based on the brain scans Kagan said, the answer is clearly yes. ‘We had assumed but never measured that … the shy inhibited group had inherited a certain chemistry’ in the Amygdala, Kagan said. “The tests were conducted on 13 people who’d been evaluated as shy children at age 2 and compared the results with nine people evaluated as children to be outgoing and bold.”  ( Based upon the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior, a lot of the ones who were fearful aren’t fearful any more because target-zone intensity stimulation (nurture) produces specific interpretive over-adaptive growth in the brain that increases confidence and children become more outgoing. Dividing the subjects into two groups evidences that there are genetic predispositions of variable intensities to shyness or boldness in life's behavioral contnuum.)

“All the subjects were exposed to a series of pictures of faces with neutral expressions. After they became accustomed to those pictures, new faces were introduced while the researchers measured the reaction of the amygdala structure in their brains using magnetic resonance imaging. The brains of the once shy children were much more active than the other subjects. Kagan said that before firm conclusions can be drawn there needs to be a similar research using many more than 22 in the current study.” (Similar research is warranted in order to obtain a higher level of statistical significance to support the validity of Kagan’s conclusions, especially if the study includes a pre and post measurement of the Amygdala's biochemistry.)

“Although some children are shy and others are outgoing, he said these changes can change with time and life experiences. ‘People overcome their shyness’ Kagan said. You can also acquire shyness.” The scientific definition of life and its five governing laws of growth and behavior clarify why shyness is born and bred, nurture<->nature being reciprocating structure<->function entities of life in the brain.)

“Extreme shyness can be a precursor for serious disorders, such as social phobias and depression. Kagan said that by finding the biological basis for such shyness, it may be possible to develop drugs to treat patients whose lives are adversely affected by the condition.” (It may also be possible to nurture children and change the biological structure and function of the brain, its biological basis, and prevent such shyness and how it adversely affects children. Shyness is a lower level of interpretation in life’s reciprocating structure<->function and/or behavioral continuum that may lead to anxiety, social phobias, depression and its disastrous behavioral results.)    

      

Cal Thomas, noted columnist, claims that the Supreme Court violated the U.S. Constitution when it upheld affirmative action as a means of bringing diversity to colleges, and the biological laws of growth and behavior get involved. [113]

 Thomas writes, “Whether race is less or more prominent, its use as a beneficial (affirmative action) or detrimental (discrimination standard) no matter the intended purpose, violates the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which says, ‘No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of Citizens of the United States … nor (shall any state) deny to any person within its jurisdiction equal protection of the laws.’” (Biological laws of growth and behavior make it clear that no legal laws should be passed unless they are enforced, and that applies to Constitutional Law.)

“Unless the Supreme Court is prepared to state that the 14th Amendment does not mean what it says, then it is in clear violation of the Constitution that grants any preference that discriminates against citizens that have no access to such a preference.” (During slavery there was a clear violation of the 14th Amendment when black people were discriminated against and had neither access to reading books nor the right to attend quality schools. This is a prime reason that the average intelligence of blacks is less than the average intelligence of whites. Racial prejudice caused this social quagmire in the first place. Racial prejudice against blacks didn’t foster racial diversity at that time and racial prejudice against whites won’t foster it now. Two wrongs simply don’t make a right. For instance, admitting students with lower grades on standard tests in medical schools have later shown to be  counterproductive for many patients and the medical profession at large. This divisive issue can only be solved naturally without governmentally enforced racial prejudice.)

“In the part of the case that gave race less prominence in law school admissions at the University of Michigan, Justice Sandra Day O’Conner claimed the Constitution ‘does not prohibit the law school’s narrowly tailored use of race in admission decisions to further a ‘compelling interest in obtaining the educational benefits that flow from a diverse student body’ (emphasis mine). This is not a constitutional argument. It is an invented one. The obligation of a university is to teach and the privilege of its students is to learn. There is not a single word in the Constitution about educating citizens of the United States, nor is there a word about diversity as a ‘compelling interest’ of the government.” (If there is a compelling interest to have a diverse student body it will happen only if homogeneous classes are implemented that will allow teachers to apply target-zone level stimulation for mental growth in all students. Over time, racial academic differences will close and racial diversity will evolve naturally.)

“If universities want to boost enrollment, for whatever reason the place to begin is in primary and secondary schools. Improved lower schools would ensure that minority (and majority) kids learn their subjects and qualify for admission based on merit instead of relying on a system designed to excuse underachievement.” (The only possible way that all kids can optimally learn subjects and boost natural minority enrollment is to have a ‘compelling interest’ in academic performance, which demands target-zone level stimulation. If it requires a Constitutional Amendment to reach this target-zone objective, Congress should enact such a law.)

“We don’t apply affirmative action in professional sports where minorities have succeeded disproportionately to their numbers in society. That’s because of their skills. If skills are paramount in sports, why should they not be paramount in education? Not everyone can be a professional athlete, but everyone can learn.” (People and groups of people are created unequal. Everyone can learn academic skills and sport or athletic skills only up to their God-given potential. Specific adaptation insures that the structures stimulated for will be received in accordance with the frequency, duration and intensity of stimulation because nurture<->nature are interacting entities in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)

“To allow race as a factor – even a small factor – in giving minorities advantages in college admissions is still discrimination, and it is unconstitutional, even if a bare majority of Supreme Court Justices say otherwise.” (Affirmative action means asserting something that is desirable or correct, but racism isn’t either. If the Supreme Court affirms life’s scientifically proven governing laws of growth and behavior and then have them implemented, especially for the downtrodden, it would be the most beneficial affirmative action the court can take. In time, racial diversity will be the natural positive outcome, because human nurture can change human nature and possibly eliminate racism at home and abroad.)

 

John Hock, director of media relations for Children First America, claims affirmative action can’t cure public schools’ ills, but he doesn’t know what offers the only viable solution to racial inequities. [114]

“The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a split decision last week on the use of affirmative action in university admissions in the University of Michigan case, outlawing some forms while permitting others. While the decision is momentous, the case does not address the bigger issue that makes such programs necessary in the first place – the poor quality of education received by minority students at many public schools. This much larger problem stands around the debate like the elephant in the room that no one wants to acknowledge.” (There’s another much larger corollary problem that stands around the debate like the elephant in the room that no one wants to acknowledge - nurture and nature play an important role in the poor quality of education received.)

“Sometimes, however, the elephant is impossible to ignore. For example, on Feb. 16, 1999, the Finance Committee of the Texas Senate called the chancellors of the six largest Texas universities to testify why there were so few Latino and African American students enrolled in their institutions. Well-prepared for the question, the chancellors informed the committee of the abject failure of the state’s public schools to prepare Hispanic and African American students to prepare for college.” (The abject failure of the state’s public schools can be traced back to parents and the general public who demanded social promotions that would not allow teachers to hold to proper educational standards.)

“The chancellors presented the following figures: In 1996-97, there were just more than 93,000 Hispanic 18-year olds in Texas. Of these, however, only about 54,000 had graduated from high school. Of those, only 13,529 had taken the SAT. The number possibly prepared to attend an elite university – those who scored more than 900 and ranked in the top 10% of their class – was a mere 2,582 students. The picture was equally grim for African American students.” (It must be emphasized that these statistics were derived from nurture<->nature interaction. The public schools are not alone in being culpable for these statistics.)

“The not-so-subtle message was clear: Don’t blame us – do something about the urban public schools that produce far more Hispanic and African-American dropouts than college eligible students. People of good will can honestly disagree about the desirability of using affirmative active policies for universities, but we must recognize the fact that the need for such policies is just a symptom. With the court’s slender 5-4 majority in favor of limited types of affirmative action and its expressed desire to phase out the practice, addressing the underlying problem of under-performance in public schools is all the more critical.” (Correct Mr. Hock, addressing the underlying problem of under-performance is all the more critical for the health and welfare of our nation.)

“Public education has been in a state of perpetual ‘reform’ since the publication of the ‘A Nation at Risk’report more than 20 years ago. That report famously declared that the nation faced a ‘rising tide of mediocrity’ in public schools and called for far-reaching reforms. However, the response from federal and state governments much of the time has simply been to vastly increase public school spending.” The only way people can reach their full potential in academic skills, or any other function, is to be given target-zone intensity of stimulation throughout life. It offers the only viable solution to correcting racial inequality and disparateness, and thereby attain racial diversity. The greatest racial obstacle to overcome will be the fact that prejudice to the unit to which one belongs is a component of human nature - a product of specific interpretive over-adaptive growth across generations.)

“What do we have to show for this level of public investment? Sadly, next to nothing. From 1990-2002, for example, the Department of Education’s national reading exams demonstrated an overall decline in 12th-grade reading scores and a widening of the racial achievement gaps between whites and African Americans and whites and Hispanics. Ultimately all roads in education reform lead back to the same place: large inner-city school districts with long standing records of academic failure.” (Inner city students also have long standing records of poor discipline, which is critical in maintaining academic excellence.)

“Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced two years ago that 60% of low-income fourth-graders scored ‘below basic’ on the national test of reading. A score of ‘below basic,’ is a polite way to describe functional illiteracy. These students have been set-up to fail, typically falling further and further behind with each passing year until many begin dropping out. The nation’s universities are unlikely to ever ‘look like America’ as long as the catastrophic failure in urban public schooling continues. The people formally and informally running these school districts – administrators and teacher union officials – will doubtlessly continue to blame the problem on a lack of resources and call for more public spending.” (The only way people can reach their full potential in academic skills, or any other function, is to be given target-zone intensity of stimulation throughout life. The general population, racial minorities and majorities alike, must recognize that target-zone intensity academic stimulation, applied within a highly disciplined school environment, offers the only viable means of solving this catastrophic educational failure. The reason is human life is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process governed by five laws of growth and behavior within and across generations. Only if society learns these governing laws and then demand that they be applied will the far-reaching reforms called for by the publication of  A Nation at Risk” have a chance to become a reality.)

   

Scientific debate by psychologists on the role of nurture and nature in determining personality opens the door for the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior to critique conflicting personality theories. [115]

  “It is called the ‘set in plaster’ theory – the idea that personality traits are genetically programmed to harden and stop changing by early childhood. Like it or not the theory goes, your personality at 30 is likely to be your personality at 60. Anxious introverts don’t turn into bubbly extroverts. Thrill seeking bungee jumpers don’t become conscientious feet-on-the ground folks.” (Introversion or extroversion, shyness and confidence respectively is a specific interpretive function of the brain subject to the governing laws of growth and behavior.)

“But wait, says Sanjay Srivastava, a psychologist at Stanford University. Changes do occur. Personality is not all about biology. Based on studies of 132,515 adults, 21-60 years old who were recruited and tested over the Internet, he disputes the hard plaster theory.” (The scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior also dispute the hard plaster theory.)

“What we're saying is, changes continue up to age 60, which is as old as we tested, and the changes are pretty much for the better. There’s this view that aging equals decline. You get cranky and grumpy, and your personality closes up. We’re not finding anything close to that. We’re finding a pretty optimistic picture of people getting older.” (You’re finding changes in personality as a result of specific interpretive growth in the brain when nurture<->nature interact and summate in their effects.)

“Srivastava’s research results appeared in May in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, published by the American psychological Association. He conducted his studies at the University of California at Berkeley with psychologist Oliver P. John and worked with psychologist Samuel D. Gosling at the University of Texas at Austin. Because this was a test that people filled out on the Internet and not in a laboratory, Srivastava says, ‘We did a lot of analysis to make sure the quality of the data was good and people didn’t say all positive things about themselves.’ Many things make up personality – personal history, goals, values, interests and more. Those aspects of personality are expected to change as people mature, build careers, marry, raise families, experience events and move through life’s stages.” (Let’s now critique those aspects of personality from a biological growth perspective.)

“But some experts say major personality traits called the ‘big five’ are less likely to change. Those are conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism, openness and extroversion. Personality researchers Robert R. McCrae and Paul T. Costa at the National Institute on aging concluded 20 years ago that those traits are set in plaster. In recent years the two have moved to the ‘soft plaster theory,’ holding that personality changes slow down with age and only shifts slightly. Srivastava and his team say ditch the plaster. They examined the big five with a different conclusion: people change.” (All structural and functional changes, including the “big five” personality traits, occur within variable time limits in life’s behavioral continuum.)

“The big five traits have a strong genetic component, supporters of that theory say. In fact, Costa and McCrae say they are almost entirely genetic. They also attribute the very small changes in traits to biological, not environmental, factors. These kinds of changes are built into human beings. It’s not because of your life experiences. People as they go through life become a little less neurotic, a little less extrovert, a little more agreeable, a little more conscientious,  McCrae says.” (There are genetic predispositions of variable intensities to all diseases and behaviors, but there are also environmentally induced predispositions of variable intensities that summate or combine in their effects when nurture and nature interact.)

“He points to studies he did in the 1980s with people who suffered serious illnesses, such as cancer and heart disease, major life experiences in anyone’s book. Compared to a control group with no illnesses, there were no differences in personal development. In that same test, about 15 percent of subjects reported their personalities had changed a great deal in six years, yet testing showed very little difference. ‘They thought they had changed but they hadn’t,’ McCrae said. It’s not that people can’t change, he adds. It’s how much they can change, given their biological make-up. An introvert can open up somewhat through learned social skills, but he doesn’t become an extrovert. To make a major change in something like neuroticism, a person would need some sort of intervention, such as psychotherapy It doesn’t just happen McCrae says.” (Psychotherapy itself is nurture that increases the frequency, duration and intensity of environmental stimulation, which can override the specific genetic personality predisposition level of the patient when its magnitude is great enough. How much people change in personality depends upon the relative strength of each interacting entity.)

“Srivastava sees it differently. ‘We would say the traits are a lot genetic and a lot environmental as well. We interpret personality as an intersection of nurture and nature.” (The governing laws of growth and behavior interpret personality as an interaction between nurture and nature.)

Brent W Roberts, a personal psychiatrist at the University of Illinois, at Urbana, Champaign who has done extensive analysis of many studies also doubts the biology-is-personality argument. ‘It’s hard for me to swallow a genetic story that we are preprogrammed from the beginning to have a certain developmental profile over time,’ Roberts says.” (Biological laws that govern growth say we’re programmed by nurture<->nature interaction to have a certain developmental profile over time.)

 Marvin Zuckerman, a professor of psychology at the University of Delaware, doesn’t believe family environment shapes personality, pointing to twins who are brought up in the same family yet are very different. Instead, he cites sibling interaction, peers, friends and our unique life experiences. There are always interactions with the environment from day we’re born.” (It should be obvious by now that personality, like all human behavior, is derived from nurture<->nature interaction in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)

 

 The governing laws of growth and behavior are applied to conflicting views on cognitive behavioral therapy concerning its effectiveness in treating and/or preventing depression. [116]

 “Trends in psychotherapy have shifted dramatically in the past two decades. Most patients (and medical plans) have taken a pass on Freudian analysis.  One theory that has taken over – especially for depression – is a method called cognitive behavioral therapy. CRT is based on the idea that all moods – and their disorders – originate in thoughts.” (Interpretive thoughts are thinking functions subject to the governing laws of growth that play a key role in cognitive behavioral therapy; Depression is a negative biochemical growth outcome of these undesirable interpretive thoughts.)

“The therapy aims to adjust attitudes by recognizing and refuting negative thoughts as they occur. For instance, some people react to a mistake or mishap by generalizing to ‘I’m a failure.” A CRT therapist would help the patient to get a more accurate assessment of the event, like ‘What a bad day.’ The effectiveness of this largely popular treatment has been touted in a number of academic studies and general interest books. Proponents say that it often works faster and can be more effective than traditional psychotherapy – or even antidepressants.” (The type and effectiveness of psychotherapy depends upon the therapist’s ability to find the patient’s interpretive target-zone and/or growth stage into depression.)

“Except they may be wrong, Gordon Parker, head of the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and two researchers went over the results of every available effectiveness study that’s been done on CBT. Taken together, Parker argues in a recent issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, the results really don’t support the claims. Their conclusion: CBT has been oversold says Parker.’ … As far as we can tell, it doesn’t have any superiority over any other psychotherapy.”’ (If psychotherapists don’t know how to find each individual’s interpretive target-zone, regardless of what psychotherapy is involved, positive results will not be attained and/or maintained.)

“CBT has snowballed in popularity not because the scientific evidence is compelling, Parker says, but because ‘it is immensely appealing [and sounds] so terribly logical.’ Parker, who is somewhat disappointed in his own findings, has recommended the therapy to many of his patients. Now he speculates that any positive outcomes might have come not from CRT itself but simply spending time with an empathetic therapist.” (Empathy, understanding of another’s situation, feeling or motives, itself is critical in finding each individual’s target-zone that is required to produce positive growth outcomes.)

“The review did contain one caveat: ‘There may be a subgroup of people who do very well with CRT.’ Indeed, part of the difficulty with evaluation is that studies tend to be done on heterogeneous groups, instead of subgroups of people with specific symptoms, he says. So it’s not clear who is benefiting.” (Like it applies in schools, homogeneous grouping is essential to attain and maintain optimal growth results. Humans are born and bred unequal, which means they have variable target-zones for producing positive over-adaptive structural<->functional changes in the brain.)

“Not surprisingly, many fans disagree with Parker’s conclusions. Andrew Butler, research coordinator for the Beck Institute for Cognitive therapy and Research in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., is critical of the methodology used in Parker’s review. (The institute is named after Aaron Beck, the psychiatrist who came up with CBT in the 1960s.) Butler says that while some research flaws do exist, ‘numerous studies have shown that clients who overcome their depression using cognitive therapy are twice as likely to remain depression free a year later as clients who got better using antidepressant medication.” (The growth stage into depression determines whether cognitive behavioral therapy or antidepressant medication followed by cognitive behavioral therapy is warranted.)

“Others argue that, while the studies are imperfect, there is enough solid empirical evidence to justify CBT’s reputation. Jacqueline Persons, director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive therapy, says that the bottom line is the CBT does work: and that is true even though we do not know as much as we would like to about how it works.’” (Biological science can add to what cognitive researchers already know about how it works. Specific interpretive over-adaptive growth is an undeniable property of the human brain that plays a positive role in preventing lower depression from escalating into higher levels.)

“Psychiatrist David Burns is the most well-known popularizer of CBT. His book Feeling good:  The New Mood Therapy has more than 4 million copies in print. He says: ‘I’m no less in love with the cognitive model than I was 30 years ago.’ But even Burns agrees that the studies are ‘underwhelming’ and that ‘there’s a huge need to improve how we do research.’ Along with faulty methodology, he says, there are several human variables that make valid testing difficult. For example, most studies have no way to control for a patients motivation. Exercises and other ‘homework’ are a big part of the therapeutic process in CBT. Some patients do the work, and some don’t bother, and that could account in part for the mixed outcomes.” (Cognitive therapists are facing the same problem as teachers face with students in schools. Humans are born and bred unequal and self-motivation comes from structures in the brain that were previously formed by external stimulation.)

“Nor do the studies take into account an individual’s therapist’s skills and manner. As a consequence, it’s hard to tell if a patient’ s success or failure is due to the therapeutic technique or the therapist. ‘We have seen many therapists with big reputations who have poor empathy and get terrible results, and we’ve seen therapists who seem rather inept get incredible results,’ says Burns.  This despite the fact, he adds, that ‘all therapists fancy themselves empathetic and warm.’” (What therapists fancy themselves to be is often not true, the structure and function of the tool must fit the human machine being fixed.)

“The CBT debate is guaranteed to continue as the studies keep coming. One published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that young, low-income Latin and African-American women on CBT did almost as well as they did on antidepressants.” (It’s possible that early intervention with CBT accounts for the findings of this study. Cognitive depressive differences between individuals and/or groups are derived from nurture<->nature interaction.)    

   

True story in the book: “Under the Banner of Heaven,” by journalist Jon Krakauer, adds to the mountain of evidence that specific interpretive over-adaptive growth is an undeniable property of the human brain. [117]

    “Jon Krakauer did not set out to write about murder. After publishing ‘Into Thin Air,’ his best seller about a 1996 Mount Everest expedition that went fatally awry, he began researching a book about faith, focused on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons, America’s most successful homegrown religion. In the course of his reporting he wrote to Mark Hofmann, a Mormon who had lost his faith, turned to forgery and then murder and was serving time in a Utah state prison. ‘I got a letter back from his cellmate saying ‘Mark won’t talk to you, but you should talk to me because I’m the most fanatical believer you will ever meet.’” (There have been many fanatical believers in other religions who are just like this man for the same reason – natural progressive specific interpretive over-adaptive growth has progressed beyond normality and into pathological behavior.)

   “The cell mate was Dan Lafferty, a fundamentalist Mormon who with his brother Ron, had been convicted of murdering their sister-in-law and her baby daughter in 1984. They said they’d committed the murders under orders from God.” (Mind-Body-Spirit is a biological unity subject to specific interpretive over-adaptive growth that is derived from external stimulation.)

   “Krakauer listened to Lafferty’s story, and by the time he had reached the parking lot he knew he had a different book. ‘I couldn’t believe what was coming out of his mouth,’ says Krakauer. ‘And more than that, the way it was coming out of his mouth. He was describing how he pulled the poor woman’s hair back and slit her throat and let the blood drain. And he’s describing it all with utter dispassion as if he’s planting cucumbers.’” (When the frequency, duration and intensity of specific types of external stimulation from the environment are great enough it triggers obsessive violent behavior similar to Lafferty’s. We must keep in mind that nurture<->nature interaction plays a role in all human behavior.)   

   “Scrupulously reported and written with Krakauer’s usually exciting flare, ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ is both illuminating and thrilling. It is also the creepiest anyone has written in a long time – and that’s meant as the highest possible praise. But to make sense of Lafferty’s story, Krakauer first has to explain the Mormon fundamentalists who still embrace polygamy, the superiority of the white race. The imminent end of the world and the right to commit homicide in the name of God.” (To make sense of Lafferty’s story we must understand the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior.)

   “As many as 100,000 Mormon fundamentalists live in North America, many of them in remote Western communities. They rarely make the news, but when they do it’s usually on page one above the fold – like Brian David Mitchell, the man accused last year of breaking into 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart’s bedroom and kidnapping her to be his wife.” (The specific structure<->functions stimulated for by fundamentalists will be received – Specific Adaptation, the first governing law of life.)

   “Dan Lafferty and his five brothers grew up in the mainstream Mormon Church, but in the early 1980s they drifted into the fundamentalist fringe. They were promptly excommunicated by the LDS Church, which is so opposed to the fundamentalists that it even denies they are Mormons. As Krakauer points out, ‘Nobody cracks down on polygamy like the LDS Church.’” (As biological science points out, excommunication from church doesn’t rehabilitate an aberration.)

   “The Laffertys hunkered down to prepare for the last days. In March 1984 the eldest brother, Ron, claimed to have received an order from God to kill four people, including their niece and her mother, the one member of the family who talked back to their brothers. Four months later, Brenda and Erica Lafferty were dead. Found guilty of the murders, Dan Lafferty was sentenced to two life terms. Ron Lafferty is on death Row.” (Although unintentional, the Mormon Church is culpable for these murders. The question remains, should pathological murderers be incarcerated in prisons or hospitals?)

   “Krakauer never denies the extreme fringe of modern Mormonism. But in what is already proving a controversial point, he argues that their violence has roots in mainstream Mormon history. ‘This religion was persecuted like no other faith in America,’ he says. ‘The church was the object of great violence – in the 19th century, the American government declared war on Utah – and they eventually responded in kind.’ Brigham Young, he notes, preached that some sins were so heinous as to justify the murder of the sinner. This ‘blood atonement’ was the justification the Laffertys used for their murders.” (Specific over-adaptive growth is an undeniable property of the human brain that suggests ‘blood atonement’ education may well have been the reason the Laffertys grew into such obsessed killers.)

   “In the end, Krakauer’s book does turn out to be a story of faith, as well as a true-crime story where the mystery deepens the further you get into the tale. Krakauer never questions the sincerity of people like Dan Lafferty, but he makes a point of putting his own agnosticism and clearly has no patience with Mormon fundamentalism. “I asked Dan, ‘So in the end, what’s the difference between you and Osama bin Laden?’” (Biological science says that in the end there is no difference in the interpretive growth stimulation process that causes fundamentalism in many religions and the tragic behaviors it triggers when the specific interpretive growth advances too far.)

   “Krakauer says, ’It was the one time while he was talking when I saw a flicker of doubt. But then he came back real quick and said, ‘I’M right and he’s wrong.’ Which is essentially that all religions rely on. Everything comes down to faith. And when people rely on faith rather than rational thought for important decisions, the world becomes a much more frightening place.’ No one who reads this invaluable – and yes very frightening - book will disagree with that.” (No one except those who have already become addicted to this type of behavior will disagree with that. No one with an open mind who reads the invaluable book Life – What a Puzzle!   and yes very common sense book – will disagree with that. However, readers will know how to guide the moral destiny of mankind and thus be able to prevent religious wars in the future.)

 

Another young person is deprived of his civil right not to be stimulated to grow into a hardened criminal. [118]

 “Among the many crimes Brandon Hovey has been accused of committing in the last four years is escaping from two police officers who had handcuffed him on separate occasions.” (As you read his criminal history keep in mind that the behavioral choices humans make are derived from nurture<->nature interaction, not from an independent free-will, that most victimizers of society are actually victims of society. Also keep in mind that the biological birth and progressive growth of crime is due to escapes from full accountability when humans commit wrongful acts – the Law of Specific Interpretive Over-adaptive Growth in the brain.)

“On Tuesday Hovey, 20, made one more escape, this time from a possible life sentence. A jury took three hours in deciding to give Hovey 20 years in jail for carjacking a women and elderly mother last summer at a North Side shopping center. The violent episode also garnered him an injury to-the-elderly charge.” (This is solid evidence that specific interpretive over-adaptive growth, stimulated by lack of sufficient accountability, escalated his level of crimes.)   

“Moments before he drove off with the SUV, Hovey used a knife in an attempt to steal a car from a women, but ran away when her young son began screaming. The jury Tuesday sentenced him to 10 years for that incident. Hovey will serve both sentences at the same time. He’ll be at least 30 before he will be eligible for parole. While the jury was supposed to punish him only for the recent robberies, they listened for a week to testimony depicting Hovey’s criminal history. His extensive criminal resume was printed on a large poster that towered over a prosecutor.” (According to biological law concurrent sentences are often counter-productive in rehabilitation. Sentences should be based on an offender’s growth stage into criminality, not based upon just the recent crimes committed - The Law of General Adaptation with Summation of effects.)

“Among the crimes authorities have pegged Hovey with are burglarizing his dad’s home, robbing a convenience store, running naked through his neighborhood, assaulting a teacher and a police officer, shooting BB pellets at a mailman and stabbing a man four times during an argument. The crimes span back to when he was fifteen. Altogether, prosecutors said Hovey was behind 13 felonies.” (Thirteen felonies are evidence that Hovey has reached an advanced stage of criminal growth that will take years and years of rehabilitation to restructure his conscience. It may even have reached an irreversible stage of criminal growth. It should be obvious that an average prison environment cannot prepare him to re-enter society without an extremely high probability that he will continue his unacceptable behavior. It is equally obvious that both his parents and the justice system are culpable for his progressive growth into the higher stages of criminality.)

“During her closing arguments, Assistant District Attorney Samentha DiMaio asked the jury to hand Hovey a life sentence, charging that he was one crime away from murder. ‘The only thing that is not in here. And that’s only because, thank God, none of his victims died,’ she said.‘ By sentencing him to life, you will be saving a life. If not, then the question becomes: Who is going to become his next victim?” (If Hovey is released from prison before he has been completely rehabilitated, the probability is extremely high that his criminal lifestyle will continue. And you can blame this on violations of the scientifically proven governing laws of biological growth and behavior.)

“But in an impassioned closing argument calling for mercy, defense attorney Scott McCrum described his client as a bright young man who grew up in a nurturing home and had a promising future. His fortunes changed when his parents divorced when he was nine, sending him into a life of crime and alcohol, the attorney argued.” (McCrum is likely correct, but what external environmental circumstances triggered his drinking? Why wasn’t there intervention to hold him accountable earlier in life, and thereby prevent his negative interpretive growth? Believe it or not his parents and the Adversarial System of Justice are culpable for his growth into criminality.)

‘“I know that there are many kids who come from broken homes and they don’t act like this, but you have to think about those things when deciding what to do with him, and in deciding if we can bring him back,’ McCrum said. ’He is not an animal. He went down the wrong road and we can still get him back. Please don’t throw away the key to this kids life.’” (Realistically, in order to bring him back, it will take far more treatment than the average prisons offer inmates. Don’t throw away the key to anyone’s life, but the key solution is to put legal law, interpretation of law and enforcement of law into compliance with the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior. It’s the only viable way human behavior can be regulated, crime prevented and/or criminals who have not reached a terminal or irreversible stage of growth rehabilitated.)

 

Glamorizing and mainstreaming hard-core pornography raises the red flag because it forecasts escalating internal terrorism and progressive moral decline derived from specific interpretive over-adaptive growth. [119]

  “Atlanta – From the nasty spam that clogs your e-mail account to the XXX video rental stores that are mushrooming all over, the once underground pornography industry is now very much above ground and impossible to avoid.” (If it’s impossible to avoid, it will be impossible to reverse our country’s obvious moral decline and history will soon record the fall of the American Empire.)

“And profiting from that industry now are major corporations and mainstream entertainment companies, including network TV, movie studios and book publishers. Revenues for the Porn industry – about $10 billion a year – now equal the domestic box office for all of Hollywood’s major film releases. ‘You’re seeing a corporatization of pornography’ says Blaise Cronin, professor of information services at Indiana and a former consultant to the Justice Department on Internet Pornography laws. ‘You have major corporations involved in the distribution, and the profits are very high.” (You’re seeing a rapid increase in the frequency, duration and level of pornographic stimulation that produces specific interpretive over-adaptive growth and behavior. The long-term losses will be overwhelmingly high and insurmountable says biological science. It’s imperative that the porn industry learns the scientific definition of life and implements its irrefutable governing laws of growth and behavior before it is too late to reverse our present moral decline.)

“Absolutely, says Jonathan Littman, executive producer of ‘Skin,’ a drama series set in part in Los Angeles’ porn movie industry that airs this fall on Fox Television. ‘It is a business, a very, very big business,’ Littman says. ‘And there’s a fascination with the mechanism and how it works, what’s going on behind the curtain.’ So mainstream entertainment is showing what’s behind the curtain in the XXX industry rolling out books, feature films and documentaries to what is perceived as increased interest in – and acceptance of pornography. ” (There should be a fascination with the mechanism of life and find out what’s going on in its reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process. What’s going on in the XXX industry rolling out books, feature films, and documentaries is an interest in and acceptance of pornography that is stimulating for the birth and growth of future sexual perverts, rapists and even more serial killers – that’s what is behind the curtain in the XXX industry.)

“The result is the line between pop culture and porn culture is hard to find.” (It’s hard to find because life is a gradual behavioral continuum modulated by time within and across generations, which means nurture can create variable human cultures from one generation to the next.)

‘“There’s been a glamorization, coupled with a relaxation of society’s mores,’ says Tim Connelly, editor in chief of the industry newsletter Adult Video News. ‘It’s permeating the culture now, particularly with young people. There’s a whole generation that’s grown up with MTV and Video Porn and girls cavorting around with musicians.” (The structures and behaviors created by MTV and Video Porn and girls cavorting around have been received. The Media is culpable for this negative growth in life’s interacting structure<->function energy exchange process.)

‘“The mainstream is not interested in showing porn or in glorifying the industry, but it’s interested in finding out how far it can go and what it can get away with,’ says Susanah Breslin, who writes about the sex industry for the Web site Salon.com and runs a popular web log on the subject. How far the mainstream will go is generally just this side of actual sex. Hardcore, also called X X X, shows real sex acts.”   (Here is the problem with this type of thinking. How far it can go and what it can get away with is forever rising because specific interpretive over-adaptive growth in the brain occurs when the industry reflects, mirrors or reports the present mainstream level of pornographic acceptance. When the mainstream goes just this side of actual sex, it is definitely within target-zone level interpretive stimulation that extends how far the mainstream will go. This is the reason sexual crimes keep escalating and moral decline is dangerously close to reaching a level of irreversibility.)

“Another reason for the increasing profile of the formerly taboo is the erosion of structures that once kept porn in its place – outside the main culture – argues Robert Peters, president of the watchdog group Morality in the Media.”  (Parents, teachers, etc., were once the structures inside the main culture that kept porn in its place. The only viable solution to attaining and maintaining proper morality in society is to learn and implement the five scientifically proven governing laws of biological growth and behavior. Special emphasis must be placed on regulating human interpretative growth. If the media doesn't join in and keep porn outside the main culture, instead of mainstreaming it within the culture, U.S. will certainly be destroyed from within. The critical question is: Who will give the external stimulation required to regulate the media and reverse the progressive moral decline that it is culpable for. Here is a red flag warning to all U.S. citizens: Barring early intervention enforcing rigid limits on media violence and other forms of stimulation for immoral growth, biological science's forecast of the fall of the American Empire is imminent.)

 

Psychotherapist’s explanation of process used to rehabilitate damage caused by sex abuse exhibits target-zone intensity stimulation that produces specific interpretive over-adaptive growth in the brain. [120]

 “In my 15 years as a psychotherapist, I have had the privilege of working with some interesting people. One population stands apart – sexual abuse survivors. Catherine (not her real name) is a 45-year-old professor who, from age 10-12, was sexually abused by a relative. Growing up, she did not date and was content to immerse herself in her studies.” (Catherine had a legitimate reason not to date and immerse herself in her studies because sexual abuse changes the biochemical structure and function of a victim’s brain. Even choice of lifestyles can be predisposed by environmental circumstances in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)

She finished graduate school and started teaching at a local university where she met Aaron. A year after the wedding, they had not been able to consummate their marriage. Catherine seemed to ‘check out’ when Aaron tried to make love to her: She was also experiencing acute pain during penetration. The situation got so frustrating that they avoided lovemaking altogether. By the time that Catherine and Aaron entered therapy, Aaron assumed that Catherine did not love him, and Catherine was confused and scared.” (Aaron’s sexual advances were above Catherine’s interpretive target-zone.)

“Catherine’s ‘checking out’ during love making is known as dissociation, a survival tool where a person distances himself or herself mentally and emotionally from reality. Catherine’s pain could easily be mistaken as a form of sexual dysfunction. But given her history, the pain is actually a trigger, an experience above her level of comfort that causes her body to tense-up in response. (An experience above her level of comfort is above her interpretive target-zone level.)

As I often tell clients who are recovering from sexual abuse, the body remembers even if you do not. Triggers can often be sounds, smells, someone who looks like the perpetrator; a location – anything associated with the abuse. When a trigger hits, the person experiences the abuse again like a movie playing in her head.” (Previous experiences stimulate and produce specific interpretive over-adaptive growth in the memory center of the brain.)

“The first step for this couple was educating them about sexual abuse. This information alone alleviated much of the tension in the relationship. Catherine did extensive work on her own, including identification of her triggers. When she was ready, she began to relearn touch techniques (Maltz, 2001) with Aaron. This is a gradual process of learning to feel relaxed and present when engaging in nonsexual touch. Gradually the touch techniques included the whole body.” (The gradual process stayed within Catherine’s interpretive target-zone and increased her confidence to have a normal sex relationship.)

“Perhaps you or someone you know is a survivor. Statistics indicate that one in three women and one in six men have experienced sexual abuse. Sexual abuse occurs when one person dominates and exploits another by means of sexual activity or suggestion (Maltz 2001). What happened does not determine the level of trauma: how the victim interprets what happened is a better indicator of trauma.” (Yes, specific interpretive over-adaptive growth is an undeniable property of the human brain. Otherwise humans could not gain confidence nor be immunized against any type of fear.)

“Perpetrators are not always strangers: 75% of the time, the victim knows the perpetrator: One incident can cause as much trauma as years of abuse. Some forms of abuse do not involve touch, but all forms of abuse involve some level of manipulation and coercion. This common theme significantly impairs future relationships.” (The frequency, duration and/or level of sexual abuse (nurture) interacting with nature determine a victim’s level of trauma.)

“Sexual abuse is not just a problem in our society but an epidemic. I am sure many of you have your own stories to tell, which is the first step toward healing.” (Here is biological science’s own story: the first step is to teach people the scientific definition of life and how to apply its governing laws of growth and behavior. In order to properly regulate human behavior and prevent behavioral epidemics, it is imperative that we learn how to find a person’s interpretive target-zone.)

 

Brain mapping research on the effects of TV violence adds further proof the brain is a reciprocating structure<-> function energy exchange organ subject to specific interpretive over-adaptive growth. [121]

“Sophisticated brain mapping research is confirming long-held theories that television violence does have troubling effects on children.” (That TV violence has troubling effects on adults has also been proven.)

“John P. Murray, a scientist who conducted this research, shared his findings at two talks in San Antonio on Monday. He also provided an upbeat message to concerned parents. At both events, co-sponsored by the Mind Science Foundation and Methodist Children’s Hospital, Murray gave tips on how to prevent and offset such media dangers.” (The best way to offset and prevent media dangers is to stop media programs from stimulating for violent growth altogether.)

“Veteran television producer Cyrus Navneh shared the podium with Murray to provide balance at the talks at the Carver Academy and at the University of the Incarnate Word. Yavneh’s body of work includes the first 1 ½ seasons of the terrorist drama ’24’ and the controversial ABC series ‘Nothing Sacred,’ a drama that dealt with issues such as abortion and interracial marriage.” (These shows stimulate for growth specific to the type of programs they offer – The Law of Specific Adaptation.)

“Murray, a professor of developmental psychology at Kansas State University, said youths who watch such programs may be more likely to treat others in aggressive or harmful ways. They also may become less sensitive to suffering. And they may become more fearful of the world around them.” (These outcomes are the result of specific interpretive growth according to the frequency, duration and intensity of program stimulation.)

“Murray who has studied the effects of TV violence for more than 30 years, most recently conducted ‘expensive and difficult’ neuroimaging studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center. They involved girl and boy volunteers, who were generally considered good kids, ages 8-13. They viewed a series of six video clips, some very violent while strapped inside an MRI scanner for thirty minutes. The first clips were rough and bloody boxing scenes taken from the PG-rated movie ‘Rocky IV,’ which represent the sort of violence available on television today. Next they saw clips of nonviolent TV (scenes of baby animals and ‘Ghostwriter,’ a PBS literacy program for children). (As stated above, variable types of stimulation produce growth in the brain specific to the type and level of stimulation.)

“When the children viewed violence, the amygdala on the right side at the base of the brain lit up. Murray explained that this is the part of the brain that senses danger and prepares the body to react.” (Interpretations are thinking functions derived from the amygdala, a brain structure.)

“The most disturbing finding, however, was the activity that showed up in the right posterior cingulated in the back of the brain, an area reserved for long-term memory of important or traumatic events. He said that it is worrisome as the brain was treating this entertainment violence as real and storing it away. This suggests that if one watches a lot of violence, one may be more likely to respond aggressively and violently.” (Once again we find that the frequency and duration of violent stimulation summate to have a gross effect – the Law of General Adaptation with Summation. The existence of a long-term memory center indicates that entertainment is actually real. It also suggests that it might be responsible for creating split behavioral personalities. Watching a lot of violence is far more than just a suggestion; it’s a scientifically proven fact that the media is culpable for causing society at large to become violent.)

Murray’s booklet, ‘Children and Television: Using TV Sensibility.’ And includes tips for parents. Examples: Judge the amount of violence in the shows your children views by watching episodes yourself over a period of time. View TV together and discuss the violence with them. Restrict violent videos.” (This is excellent advice but it doesn’t go far enough to adequately prevent the harmful growth effects of TV violence.)

‘“It’s important to put a small voice in their heads,’ Murray said, explaining that the voice telling them that what’s on the screen is wrong, starts to pop up even when a parent isn’t around.” (The voice starts to pop up provided the child’s moral conscience has been attained and maintained at a level high enough to negate the harmful effects of the media and other sources.)

“Parents at the Carver Academy were particularly concerned about the sexual material and rough language in many of the shows on TV today. Yavneh, a concerned parent of 10-year-old twins said the best way to effect the programming content is to write letters to the shows’ studios and sponsors.” (The best way to effect the programming content is to boycott the shows and hold them accountable for the damage they are doing; similar to the way the tobacco industry is being held accountable for the damage caused by smoking.) 

  

The governing laws of growth and behavior critique psychological analysis of the minds of batterers. [122]

 “People always ask why. Why does a person beat up on an intimate partner? Wrong question, says psychotherapist Ron Zuskin. ‘Violent people ask, why not? It works.’ Battering and verbal and psychological abuse get them the control and power they want. In fact, some of these men (the great majority of batterer’s are male) believe violence is not only necessary and justified, but right and good in maintaining the order of things. Their order.” (It works because when batterers are not held sufficiently accountable at the lower levels of abuse power begets more power, more power corrupts and eventually triggers battering because specific interpretive over-adaptive growth and behavior is an undeniable governing law of the human brain.)

 Sick as that seems, specialists who look into the minds of batterers find both pathological and normal psychology - psychopathic and nonpsychopathic batterers. And while some types of intimate partner and family abusers are amenable to treatment, some are not. A little more than 50 percent are either psychopaths, or they are the depressed, angry, aggressive, alcohol and drug abusers. Clinical psychologists can identify psychopaths, but not all programs screen them out.” (The two major causes of criminal behavior, including battering, are damage to the brain and/or natural interpretive growth. Whether batterers are amenable or not to treatment and the length of treatment required depend upon their level of damage or stage of growth into criminal behavior.)

    ‘“Those two big groups do domestic violence, but they do a lot of other violence, too. They are nasty. Real Charmers,’ says Jeff Lohr, a psychologist at the University of Arkansas in Floresville, who has researched the psychology of batterers. Some of the remaining batterer types may have mental disorders, such as narcissistic personality disorder, but they tend to engage in partner- and family only violence.”  (Repeated violence summates in its effect causing some people to grow more violent than others – The Law of General Adaptation with Summation.)

‘“The fact is most batterers are psychologically normal,’ says Lundy Bancroft, an abuser intervention specialist based in Massachusetts. ‘Their problem is one of their attitudes, values and learned behaviors,’ especially attitudes about male superiority and authority. Sexual assault or intimidation is part of the battery profile.” (Psychologically normal learned behaviors are derived from a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process in the brain, which is modulated by time within and across generations.)  

“Contrary to popular thinking, whatever the type, violent abusers are not out of control. ‘They are all in control,’ says Zuskin, a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore who treats offenders. Specialists cite an as-yet un-replicated study that monitored blood pressure and pulse rate in batterers. It found those cardiac indicators were low or relaxed in men when they acted out, not wildly elevated as might be expected.” (Some violent abusers, those with damaged brains, can be out of volitional control. Some with normal volitional control can be trained to a level of confidence, through specific interpretive over-adaptive growth, that they have no fear of behaving violently. Therefore, blood pressure and pulse rates are not wildly elevated.)

“As Zuskin sees it, ‘batterers live in a world where there are two clubs. You’re either a victim or a victimizer. There’s no other club.’ The need to be in the victimizer club and in total control of the intimate partner is almost a matter of life and death.” (As biological science sees it, victimizers of society are victims of society because life is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations. Because nurture<->nature are interacting structure<->function entities in the brain as well as in all living material, the truth is batterers are born and bred.) 

“On the other hand, batterers caught by the Justice system often see themselves as victims and deny they have done anything wrong.” (Batterers are victims of society that have done wrong. Many children have been denied their civil right not to be stimulated to grow into batterers.)

“Today, domestic violence is recognized as a serious law enforcement, public health and workplace issue that costs the nation more than $5.8 billion each year. ‘There have only been real laws in this country against domestic violence for about 20 years, and they’ve been enforceable for a little over ten years,’ says Bancroft, author of ‘Why does he do that?’ It became pretty clear that throwing offenders into jail didn’t end the violence. They just went back to hitting and isolating and belittling partners upon release. Better to understand what makes them abusive and treat them.” (Better to understand what makes them abusive in the first place by structuring the conscience of children throughout their developmental years – an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure. The domestic violence culture was created by humans but it also can be reformed because nurture can change nature.)

“Specialists don’t talk about curing batterers because battering isn’t a disease, except in the societal sense. Instead the aim is to stop the violence by modifying behavior and attitudes. While some professionals working with batterers provide psychotherapy, the intervention approach in state programs is psychoeducational, a blend of counseling and teaching.” (Specialists are on the right track but all humans must learn and rigidly apply the governing laws of growth and behavior or proper regulation of human behavior will never be achieved.)    

 

Historian T.R. Fehrenbach supplies historical evidence supporting the scientifically based forecast that the United States is getting ever closer to reaching an irreversible growth stage of moral decline. [123]   

“Much is said and written these days about the revival of culture wars in our autumnal churches, fevered politics and popular media. Much less attention has been paid to a concurrent phenomenon, the vulgarization of America. The coarsening of taste, manners, language and conduct has accelerated precipitously during the past decade. The 1920s generation that invented the phrase ‘anything goes’ would be shocked to see how far things have gone. In their day the New York Yankees wore blue blazers and neat haircuts on the road; spectators sat in hats and shirts with ties; Emily Post reigned in millions of households, and never was heard a dirty word in print or on radio.”  (The vulgarity culture legally stimulated for by the media has been received, a product of escalating specific interpretive over-adaptive growth that is bringing America ever closer to reaching a stage of irreversible moral decline.)

“Today cops say obscenities to suspects that a generation ago would get them fired: athletes and coaches bleep live; raunch dominates daytime TV; prime time features programs unfit for children’s ears and eyes. Subjects such as adultery, homosexuality and man-boy love are not only out of the closet, they are served up as steady diet. The list is endless but you get the point.” (Here is the point that the governing laws of growth and behavior make; programs unfit for children’s eyes and ears are also unfit for the eyes and ears of adults because specific interpretive over-adaptive growth is a governing law of growth in adult brains as well as in children’s brains. A steady diet not only keeps escalating vulgarity but criminal behavior as well.)

“The vulgarization of society has been going on for many years, some of the changes have been so gradual, as in the books, magazines, cinema and the media, that the effect was like that of the lobster being cooked in slowly heated water – nobody notices until too late. Johnny Carson twinkle-eyed us with sly innuendo, but Jay Leno slipped easily into senseless sleaze. In terms of sex and violence – here the media drive, not follow, in desperate competition for ratings – the bar is constantly lowered. What was once anathema is now acceptable. As the late Patrick Moynihan said, we keep defining deviancy down, to where the abnormal becomes ho-hum.” (Behavioral growth effects that are gradual and unnoticeable are the most dangerous because people don’t notice or do something about it until it’s too late. For instance, the biological birth of crime is a small misbehavior without immediate intervention and accountability but few do anything about criminal growth until it is has progressed too far. Biological science adds that defining deviancy down is bringing America down to its self-destruction.)    

“Behind all this, I think, is the collapse of middle class standards, which after all were the standards we once used. Of course those standards were enforced by social pressure, now relaxed. Baseball players probably preferred to go unshaven and wear sloppy clothes. People with poor vocabularies fall back on foul language. Adultery and illegitimate births are natural if they’re considered the norm.” (Behind all this mainstreaming of vulgarity, adultery and illegitimate births is specific interpretive over-adaptive growth stimulated by the media and other forms of communication. This stimulation for harmful growth is the outcome of legalized freedom of expression regardless of the damage it causes to the health and welfare of our country.)

“Certainly the vestiges of Victorianism that survived into the 1940s went too far, with dictionaries defining same-sex simply as ‘abomination’ and ‘self pollution.’ (not much help to inquiring youth, in my case.) Classics, ancient and new, were censored to meet Methodist ladies’ taste. Oppressive, perhaps. However, we had much better-mannered males, and even in metropolitan high schools, teenage pregnancy was rather rare. Even military officers were constrained to avoid obscenity (which is why so many of the old school were profane). Dominant society tolerated some things, others not.”  (Regulation of programs that stimulate for harmful behavioral growth is absolutely necessary if America is to reverse its present moral decline and prevent its imminent fall.)

“This was not a charade. The seamy side is always with us, but social standards set the tone and most people comply. In many ways the old small town America was a nicer scene, despite war and economic devastation. However, when we rejected the standards of the middle classes, we went into the jungle of no standards at all. Behind the collapse of standards (this applies to all standards, educational as well as ethically and moral), I believe, lies a confusion about democracy itself. Democracy means government of the people, not that no dog is better than any other. But we have pushed the idea that all cultures, all ways, are equally valid and nobody is fit to judge.” (Biological science believes confusion about democracy is based on undisciplined and unregulated freedom of expression. The legal profession has allowed the media to structure the minds of mainstream society in a very harmful way. Those who lack sufficient scientific knowledge about life are certainly not fit to judge the validity of functional or behavioral standards now being ingrained in our democratic society. The destiny of our democracy is in our own hands because nurture<->nature are interacting entities in life’s reciprocating structure <->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)            

McClintock, Martha director of the Institute for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago adds credence to the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of growth and behavior. [124]

     ”In the next 25 years we are going to understand how the mind behavior and social interaction regulate specific genes and molecular events. We are going to learn how psychology causes and protects against disease and regulates the body. Up till now there's been rapid progress in identifying DNA sequences, in learning how those genes interact with messenger RNA to give us proteins. But that's only half the story. Equally important is knowing how an organism's experiences, social interactions and environment regulate molecular biology and gene function.” McClintock substantiates that nurture<->nature and micro-function<->macrobehavior are interacting entities in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process. Equally or more important for the general population is knowing how experiences, social interactions and environment regulate human behavior.)

 

Sandra Blakeslee explains how the brain works based upon scientific studies that have found a physical basis for brain functioning that regulates human behavior including the behavioral choices humans make in life. [125]

 “Most neuroscientists are convinced the mind is in no way separate from the brain. In the brain they have found a physical basis for all our thoughts, aspirations, language, sense of consciousness, moral beliefs and everything else that makes us humans. All of this arises from interactions among billions of ordinary cells. Neuroscience finds no duality, no finger of God animating the human mind. “The question of free will is on the table. Some of our behavior is conscious, but most of it is notoriously unconscious. Many scientists now believe that the brain basically works by simulating reality. The sights, sounds and touches that flow into the brain are put in the framework of what the brain expects on the basis of previous experience and memory.” (Hasn’t the hypothesis that all education is physical education been proven? Isn’t it obvious that the human brain is a reciprocating structure<->function organ, that the free will is a myth, that those who victimize society are victims of society and most of all that humans must comply with the governing laws of biological growth and behavior to reach their full mental and physical potential in life? Isn’t it clear that law, interpretation of law and enforcement of law must be put into compliance with biological law in order to attain justice?)

    

Evangelist Billy Graham’s response to a psychology student’s question about God evidences he agrees with neuroscientists who have found that past experiences play a critical role in regulating human behavior. [126]

  “Dear Dr. Graham: Why do you say that only God can change a person’s Heart? I’m a freshman in college studying psychology and it seems to me that psychologists can do a lot of good to help people – maybe as much as religion does. L.T.” (L.T. is correct because mind-spirit-body is a biological unity governed by the same laws of growth.)

“Dear L.T.: Yes, psychologists and psychiatrists can help us understand ourselves, and give us insight into the reasons we do the things we do.”  Some people have been deeply scarred by there past, for example, and a gifted and spiritually sensitive counselor can be helpful to them.” (Yes Dr. Graham, biological science agrees that some people have been deeply scarred by their past. Pet scans of the brain have shown that experiences, social interaction and environment regulate human behavior. Unquestionably spirituality is rooted in these entities of life. Deeply scarred people can be helped by sensitive spiritualists, psychologists and/or biologists provided their stage of negative growth hasn’t advanced too far.)

“But what is our basic problem? The Bible says that we have a basic hard-core spiritual problem that we can never solve on our own – and that problem is sin. (Biological science says that our basic hard-core behavioral problems are derived from the biochemistry of the brain that is formed by prior negative external stimulation. Positive stimulation from the Bible can form the biochemistry of the brain that prevents hard-core behavioral problems.)

“Don’t think of sin as simply doing things that are wrong: sin in the Bible is like a crippling virus, or a toxic chemical in a river. It manifests itself in selfishness and rebellion against God, and no matter how hard we try we put ourselves first.” (Biological science says that sin is like a crippling virus or toxic chemical in the mind. In fact, if the frequency, duration and level of external stimulation are enough to develop a true belief in a loving accountable God, it raises the level of resistance against choosing an immoral lifestyle.)

The governing laws of biological growth and behavior scrutinize Associated Press article covering the murder trial of Lee Boyd Malvo in Chesapeake, Virginia, which evidences that past experiences regulate human behavior and the U.S. Adversarial System of Justice is innately flawed. [127]

 “D.C. shooter Lee Boyd Malvo was spared the death penalty Tuesday when a jury sentence him to life in prison. It agreed with the defense that Malvo had been an impressionable boy who fell under the murderous spell of his mentor, John Allan Muhammad.” (What everyone should know and agree with is that Malvo had been an impressionable boy who fell under the spell of his father, mother, Muhammad and other negative experiences that turned him into a murderer – the Law of General Adaptation with Summation of effects.)

“The judge must impose life without parole when Malvo is formally sentenced March 10th for his part in the three week reign of terror that left ten people dead in and around the nation’s capital in October 2002. The jury took 81/2 hours over two days to decide his fate. The trial was ‘an extremely difficult journey for everyone,’ jury foreman Jim Wolfcale said after the verdict. ‘This case was both mentally challenging and emotionally exhausting. Wolfcale didn’t discuss why the jury decided on life but prosecutors and defense lawyers agreed that Malvo’s youth played a role. Prosecutor Robert Horan said afterward Malvo was ‘very lucky that he looks a lot younger than he is.’ Defense attorney Craig Cooley said Malvo was relieved by the sentence, but ‘on the other hand he’s 18 contemplating living the rest of his natural life in a penitentiary setting.’’’ (Malvo was very unlucky that prosecutors, defense lawyers, jurors and the judge did not know that social interaction, experiences and environment play a major role in regulating human behavior, that the belief humans have an independent “free will” is simply not true. Unless society learns the scientific definition of life and implements its governing laws of biological growth and behavior, the justice system’s decision making quagmire will continue.)

“Cooley argued Malvo was molded into a killer by the charismatic Muhammad. Cooley said Malvo came to regard Muhammad as a father figure and was susceptible to the older man’s influence because of his own father’s absences and because his mother beat him constantly. ‘Children are not born evil. When they commit evil acts, you can almost always trace the acts to the evil that has been performed against them.’ Cooley said.”  (Cooley is absolutely correct because life is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process governed by five laws of biological growth and behavior within and across generations. Pet scans of the brain by neuroscientists have proven that human experiences, social interaction and environment regulate human behavior. It is imperative that from the U.S. Supreme Court on down our criminal justice system is reformed in compliance with this new discovered knowledge.)

“Prosecutors had argued that death was the only appropriate sentence for Malvo.” (Based upon biological law prosecutors were wrong in claiming death was the only appropriate sentence for Malvo. Lack of love, discipline and sufficient accountability for wrongful behavior throughout life deprived him of his civil right not to be stimulated to grow into a violent criminal.)

“Horan rejected the notion that Malvo was less responsible for his crimes because he had come under the influence of Muhammad. ‘They were a holy team, as vicious and brutal and uncaring you can be’ Horan said. ‘You can talk about John Muhammad all you want. Maybe it was his idea. But the evidence stamps this defendant as the shooter … he did it. Not John Muhammad.’” (Horan is correct in saying Malvo did it. But his parents, the judiciary and Muhammad are all culpable for his tragic shootings. Scientific evidence certainly stamps them as growth stimulators.)

“Several relatives of the victims expressed disappointment that Malvo didn’t get the death penalty. Marion Lewis, whose daughter, Lori Ann Lewis-Rivera, was shot and killed by a sniper bullet while cleaning her minivan at a Kinsington, Md., gas station, said the jurors should be ashamed. ‘I’m very disappointed in the American Justice System,’ Lewis said. ‘Our society now has the responsibility of seeing to this man’s health and responsibility for the next 30 or 40 Years, and that’s unconscionable.’” (Biological science is also very disappointed in the American justice system for a different reason. Our society, including the judiciary, has the responsibility of seeing to it that every newborn child’s conscience is morally structured and maintained throughout life. The judicial quagmire in this case is that it may or may not be too late to restructure Malvo’s brain. Society’s predicament is how it can convince the judiciary to reform its flawed system by putting it into compliance with the governing laws of biological growth and behavior, thereby granting liberty and justice for all. What everyone should know is the judiciary cannot achieve ample justice until it complies with these laws. If it  refuses to reform itself in that manner it will actually be giving the death penalty to human justice.)

 

Media profile of serial killer Aileen Wuornos evidences that her experiences, social interaction and environment stimulated for specific interpretive over-adaptive growth that regulated her ungodly behavior. [128]

 “After she was arrested at the Last Resort bar in Port Orange, Fla., in January 1991 on an outstanding charge of carrying a concealed weapon – an arrest that would quickly lead to a charge of murder and culminate in her execution in October 20002 – Aileen Wournos, a stocky straggly haired women with desperate eyes and a foul mouth, didn’t hesitate to tell judge and jury what she thought of him when she appeared in court.” (That would be no surprise to those who know the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of biological growth and behavior.)

“She had lived in motels and rented rooms on the streets among Florida drifters and earned her living as a prostitute along the interstate highway in late 1989 she killed one of the men who picked her up, and over the next year killed at least five more.” (That would be no surprise either because each escape from quick decisive accountability produces progressive interpretive over-adaptive growth until the specific behavior becomes an addiction.)

“Like moths to the flame, tabloids flocked to her case, and in the decade she spent on Florida’s death row, Wournos was alternately called a man-hating lesbian killer, America’s first female serial killer or a feminist hero who murdered in self-defense. The fascination with her continues with her continues with two new films. ‘Monster,’ a feature by first-time director Patty Jenkins opens Friday in San Antonio with Charlize Theron playing Wournos in what film Roger Ebert called ’one of the best performances in the history of Cinema,’ and for which she was nominated for a Golden Glove award.’” (Be aware, sensational violent films are sometimes culpable for creating monsters and/or murderers.)  

“On a recent visit to New York from Los Angeles, Jenkins recalled that as a college student she watched Wournos on television. ‘It was this circus’ Jenkins, now 31, said. ‘Aileen was a prostitute, she had been raped several times, she had a horrible childhood. She had obviously committed these acts, but there was something so tragic about her, something that made me not able to look away, something scary and at the same time heroic and heartbreaking. Heroic, not for what she did but for surviving. “Wournos grew up in Troy, Michigan. Her mother abandoned her as an infant, and her father committed suicide while serving a prison sentence for child molestation. As an adolescent she lived for a time in the woods at the end of her street. She was pregnant at 13.” (The something so tragic and scary about her was her experiences, social interaction and environment in the early stages of her life. Neuroscientists have proven that these three factors regulate human behavior. In this case they stimulated and produced specific interpretive over-adaptive growth in her brain responsible for her unacceptable behavior. Unless society wakes up to the fact that criminal victimizers of society are victims of society, and do something about it, our communities will always have something scary and tragic.)

 ‘“It’s this unbelievable story about a social outcast,’ Bloomfield said in New York recently. ‘His first documentary was the 1992 ‘Aileen Wournos: ‘The Selling of a Serial Killer.’) ‘She lived like a wild animal, an outsider in the woods, giving sexual favors to men. It’s a devastating portrait of small-town America, which looks to the family to solve its problems.’” (It’s not an unbelievable story to biological science. In reality all towns and cities must look to families and beyond to solve its problems. Families are the first inoculators but experiences with peers and other social interaction and the environment summate to have a total harmful growth effect – the law of General Adaptation with Summation of effects.)

‘“Aileen: Life and death of a serial killer features not only interviews with Wournos but also Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida in a newspaper report saying that ‘her appeals have been exhausted, she wants to meet her creator.’ Broomfield takes the viewer on a tour of the Troy neighborhood with Wuornos’ best friend, Dawn Botkins, and interviews her mother, who asks him the date of the execution and says she’ll feel better when it’s over.Monster’ operates on a more intimate scale. It’s time frame is primarily the year Wournos was committing the murders, and the film centers on her relationship with Selby (Christina Ricci), whom Wuornos falls in love with and struggles to hold on to Selby is needy and manipulative: she is based on Tyria Moore, Wuornos’ real-life lover who, after Wuornos had been picked up on the concealed weapons charges, spoke to her by phone in the presence of police and elicited from her a confession to the murders.” (Movies, even realistic movies, stimulate for growth in the brains of viewers specific to the type of movies. For example, when violent movies mirror or reflect the level of violence in society it escalates violence in society. Pornographic and violent media programs are culpable in creating serial killers.)

“Jenkins began writing to Wuornos in early 2002. ‘I told her I wanted to tell the truth, that I wanted to find that space in between the man-hating lesbian serial killer and the feminist Hero,’ said Jenkins, who had made several shorts while attending the American Film Institute’s director’s program.” (Like most Americans Aileen did not know why there was space in between her man-hating lesbian and serial killer and a feminist hero. That space is occupied by experiences, social interaction and environment.)

 

    Report of Jovonie Ochoa’s child abuse case verifies that human experiences, social interaction and environment regulate human behavior and the U.S. Adversarial Justice System is innately flawed. (129)

     “The call to investigate a boy’s death roused Detective Alfred Damiani from sleep before dawn on Christmas morning. Leaving his house, the sheriff’s detective knew only that a 4-year-old had just died, surrounded by relatives, in a West Bexar County subdivision. The boy was so emaciated he resembled an alien, an investigator had told Damiani by phone. Most investigators dread child death cases. Damiani, a hardened 17-year veteran, was no exception. He headed to the office with a deep sense of dismay as he began working a case that would shock him like no other. For the better part of the morning, a parade of relatives who had lived with Jovonie Ochoa for the past 21/2 months of his life traipsed in and out of the detective’s stark office, each swearing to Damiani that the boy had been delivered to them only the evening before, not one of them reached for the box of tissues on his desk, Damiani would recall later. The detective’s hunch, that he was dealing not with grieving relatives but with people he might have to arrest, would be borne out in the days ahead” (Evidently past experiences taught Damian that experiences in life regulate human behavior.)

    “As Damian sat at his desk questioning Jovonie’s relatives Christmas morning, another detail emerged that tightened the knot in his gut. The detective had investigated this family before, on a triple murder five years older. The old murder case came into focus as Maria Palacios, the boy’s grandmother, sat beside Damian’s desk and that he might know her son, Domingo Esqueda, who was involved, she said, in ‘a little mix-up.’ Eyes downcast, Palacios, who had spent the interview coughing and spitting into Damiani’s trash can mumbled a yes. Mingo had been at the wrong place, at the wrong time she said. In 1999, Damiani and his colleagues had linked Jovonie’s father to the gang hit of two teen cousins and their friend. The sheriff’s office had found Jovonie’s mother hiding in Indiana and summoned her back on a theft charge in hopes she would help in the case.” (Evidently Damiani and his colleagues knew that social interaction plays a role in spreading criminal behavior.)       

     “Four of Jovonie’s relatives – including his paternal grandmother and his mother, who was not living at the home – were charged last week with multiple felony abuse charges that could land them in prison for the rest of their lives. The story of Jovonie’s short life and tragic death is populated by adults who failed him and one hard-boiled detective who is determined not to. It’s a story of generational abuse and dead end families, a tale that has revealed itself slowly to a horrified city as investigators sort through the sad evidence of the case. And it all began before Jovonie was born.” (It all began before Jovonie was born because nurture<->nature interacts in human life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)

    “When Jovonie was born prematurely at Southwest General on September 1, 1999, his father was already in custody, and his mother at 19, was a junior high school dropout with no job, two daughters age 1 and 2 and a third child to feed. It was an auspicious introduction to life. ‘There was no positive people around this kid,’ the blunt-spoken Damiani recalled.” (Kids who have insufficient numbers of positive people around them are being deprived of an important civil right, the right not to be stimulated to grow into criminals.)

    “Systematic torture’ is how one official described the cruelty Jovonie appears to have suffered during the weeks before his death. At least four relatives have told authorities the boy had been starved and beaten while tied to his bunk bed, his hands, mouth and feet duct-taped. The medical examiner’s office indicated last week that the boy may have been restrained for weeks. ‘It’s the worst case I’ve ever seen’ a fatigued-looking Damiani said recently.” (Authorities who were told of Jovonie’s abuse but didn’t intervene quickly were culpable for Jovonie’s murder.)

    ‘“It’s the worst case I’ve ever seen’ a fatigued-looking Damiani said recently. It’s the worst case for many of the doctors and nurses in the trauma room of Methodist Children Hospital, where Jovonie’s body was taken on Christmas morning.  Dr.Marie Berkencamp, the emergency doctor that night could hardly keep herself composed. ‘Everybody had tears in their eyes,’ she said. He came in without even a name, unaccompanied by a single relative.” (It’s obvious that some relatives were also culpable for Jovonie’s death.)   

     “Did child protective services fail Jovonie?’ The agency’s decision to close its investigation of Liza Ochoa because caseworkers couldn’t find her has drawn sharp criticism. ‘They’ve got to have a better tracking record’ said state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, D-San Antonio. ‘The easiest way to get out of being investigated is not answer the door or be home.’ State Rep. Carlos Uresti D-San Antonio, who chairs the panel overseeing the Texas Department of Human Services, an umbrella group that includes Child Protective Services, called for immediate changes in the way cases are closed. The fact that caregivers couldn’t be found ‘should send up red flares’ he said. Lawmakers called for legislative action that would sanction caregivers suspected of abuse who refuse to cooperate with Child Protective Services. Currently, the law does not compel guardians under investigation to either answer questions or come to their doors.” (The fact that experience, social interaction and environment regulate human behavior should send up red flares warning that the judiciary must be reformed in compliance with the governing laws of biological growth and behavior or ample justice will never become a reality in our country.)

    The family record displayed below evidences the generational effect that family members have on each other’s behavior and contributes to the verification that experiences, social interaction and environment played a significant role in the behavior of Jovonie’s relatives. As you read each family member’s criminal record keep in mind that criminal sentencing should be based on an offender’s stage of growth into criminality rather than being confined to only the latest crime committed – the Law of General Adaptation with Summation of Effects. See if you recognize flaws that exist in the U.S. Adversarial System of Justice.

 Family Record: The charges filed last week against four of Jovonie’s relatives are the latest in a line of criminal complaints that include theft, forgery, drug possession and murder.

 Liza Ochoa 23 Jovonie’s mother Charged with child abandonment, injury to a child and endangering a child.   

    Past Record

    March 1998: Arrested for forging a check.

    February 1999: Found guilty sentenced to two years probation.

 Maria Esqueda Palacios, 46 Jovonie’s grandmother Charged with injury to a child, unlawful restraint, and endangering a child.

    Past Record

    March 1987: Pleaded guilty to possession of heroin.

    April 1987: Sentenced to seven years probation.

    September 1991: Found guilty of delivery of heroin.

    November 1991: Sentenced to 10 years probation.

    May 2000: Arrested for theft between $20 and $500 dollars.

    June 2001: Pleaded guilty and sentenced to one year probation.   

    November 2001: Probation revoked for not paying court fees, not attending an anti-theft   education program and not attending weekly meetings with probation officer.

    August 2003: Arrested for giving a fake name to a police officer.

    October 2003: Pleaded no contest and sentenced to 30 days in the Bexar County Jail.

Delores Esqueda, 25 Jovonie’s aunt Charged with injury to a child, unlawful restraint and endangering a child.

Past Record

August 2000: Charged with evading arrest.

 September 2000: Sentenced to six months probation.

Geronimo Esqueda, 19 Jovonie’s uncle Charged with injury to a child, unlawful restraint and endangering a child.

Domingo Estrada Jovonie’s father

Past Record

January 1999: One of four defendants linked to a triple homicide. Victims were Andrew Rodriguez, 40, Adrian Contreras, 17, and Jesse Zavala 14.

    March 2001: Pleaded guilty to murder. Sentenced to 25 years in prison.

 (There’s no question that Jovonie’s grandmother was sentenced on the basis of her last crime rather than on the summative behavioral growth effect of previous crimes committed. Excessive use of probation in sentencing may be legal and acceptable in the U.S. Adversarial Justice System but it is a gross violation of biological law and its governing laws of growth and behavior. It is extremely important to recognize that our judiciary must be reformed in compliance with biological law or ample justice will never be achieved in our country. Many people are appalled that anyone could commit such an ungodly crime, but few bother to find out why and how to take preventive action. Now that you know why people grow into criminals biological science challenges you to take preventive action and upgrade humanity.    

   

Child abuse expert reviews Jovonie Ochoa’s case file in an attempt to find out why anyone would commit such a horrible starvation crime. [130]

 “Four-year-old Jovonie Ochoa had a better chance of surviving a Nazi concentration camp than his grandmother’s home, said Dr. Nancy D. Kellogg, a local pediatrician and national expert on child starvation abuse. Early Xmas morning, Jovonie died alone on top of a bunk bed in his grandmother’s well-populated West Bexar County home, where his heroin addicted mother had left him for safekeeping last October. While the child drew his final breath, close family members were celebrating the holiday with cupcakes and cookies few feet away.” (Nurture<->nature interaction summated to have a total negative effect, which created an immoral family culture within and across generations.)

“After reviewing Jovonie’s case file and post mortem photographs Jan. 6 at the request of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department, Kellogg concluded that the duration of the boy’s starvation appeared to be consistent with the time he had spent in his grandmother’s house on Potter Valley.” (The governing laws of growth concluded that the judiciary is culpable in the boy’s death as a result of failure to hold the grandmother sufficiently accountable when she consistently broke the law during her life. She grew progressively into a worse criminal. As the case is critiqued keep in mind that there are genetic predispositions of variable intensities to human behavior.)

“At death, the boy was emaciated, weighing only 16 pounds. He suffered from bed sores on his buttocks from lying in bed for two months, had sores on his cheeks and nose from having his mouth duct-taped on a regular basis, and had bruises on his forehead and bleeding in his brain from frequent beatings.” (These injuries substantiate that the grandmother had grown into a worse criminal, thus evidencing judiciary culpability in Jovonie’s death.)

“Kellogg quickly concurred with law enforcement officials’ worst suspicion, that Jovonie had been restrained to his bed to prevent him from eating. She knew there was no disease that could have caused such dramatic muscle wasting in a two-month span. ‘There is little question that his death could have been avoided, Kellogg said last week.’” (Biological science agrees that his death could have been avoided. However, that does not refute the fact that had the grandmother and other relatives been properly held accountable for wrong-doing during their lives, there is no question that his death could and would have been prevented.)

‘“Young children have an absolute dependence on their caretaker’s for basic needs. This child was provided with nothing but a roof over his head. He had it worse than a concentration camp victim.’” (Young children raised in types of environments comparable to Jovonie’s often grow into adult victimizers as his relatives did.)

“Kellogg said Jovonie’s last weeks had to have been marked with severe pain and suffering. ‘I’m sure he reached a point where he was always thinking of food but had no hope of getting food,’ Kellogg said. ‘In the end he probably had lost all energy and his heart stopped.’” (Jovonie’s experiences certainly regulated his thoughts. Yes, losing all energy ends a human’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process called life.)

“The Bexar County medical examiner’s office has ruled Jovonie’s death a homicide as a result of starvation, according to an arrest affidavit. Four relatives are facing multiple abuse charges in the child’s death. Those charged are Liza Ochoa, 23, his mother; Maria Esqueda Palacios, 46, his paternal grandmother; Delores Esqueda, 25, his aunt; and Geronimo Esqueda, 19, his uncle.” (This family’s culture was derived from nurture<->nature interaction.)

“Kellogg, the medical director of the Alamo Children’s Advocacy Center, has testified as an expert witness concerning child starvation abuse in numerous cases in the San Antonio area and across the United States in recent years. Kellogg’s reputation as an authority in the little-known form of child abuse began in 1999, when she testified in the capital murder trial of Ernestina Rodriguez of Bandera, who was accused of starving her 74-day-old baby to death. Rodriguez was found guilty and is serving a life sentence in prison.” (Child abuse may not be classified as a disease but it is a behavioral pathology that needs powerful disciplinary measures to prevent or cure it.)

“The way Jovonie apparently died has enraged the community with many wondering how something so horrific could happen in a small three-bedroom home without someone seeking help for the boy. Others have asked why Jovonie was the only child of seven living in the house, including his two sisters and four cousins, who showed signs of abuse and neglect. In most cases of starvation abuse, it’s typical for a parent or relative to victimize only one child in the family for a specific reason, Kellogg said.” (Most, if not all cases of horrific crimes are products of specific interpretive over-adaptive growth stimulated by experiences, social interaction and environment.)

“Kellogg was at a loss to explain why someone did not help Jovonie. She said there are more adults charged with criminal behavior in relation to Jovonie’s death than any case in which she has been involved. ‘He was surrounded by people who had food and could have gotten him some, but didn’t. Any reasonable person would have come to this child’s rescue,’ Kellogg said. ‘There is no good answer to why this child died.’” (This child died because his relatives had been biologically structured to have an immoral conscience. The judiciary, parents, teachers and/or associates are culpable for such unconscionable behavior. Failure to be held accountable quickly and decisively at all levels of misbehavior is the irrefutable reason people grow into criminals. The case files and criminal history of an overwhelming number of criminals are solid evidence that our judiciary violates the biological laws that stimulate for growth and produce positive human behavior.)

***The criminal history of Joseph P. Smith who was charged with murdering 11-year-old Carlie Brucia, Sarasota, Florida  in early February, 2004 supplies additional and convincing evidence that the Judiciary needs to be reformed in compliance with the governing laws of biological growth and behavior. I strongly recommend that you search Sarasota Florida Herald Tribune's Internet website (http://www.heraldtribune.com) and apply these laws to Smith's criminal history, judiciary practices and stories critiquing these practices prior to the time of Carlie's death. As you apply them keep in mind that experiences, social interaction and environment regulate human behavior, which means human behavior is actually programmed by these entities.  Because the Tribune's Internet Website is copyrighted, reprinted applications to the information provided is forbidden.

What all this boils down to is: The U.S. Judiciary System is innately flawed and ample justice cannot be achieved unless the judiciary is reformed in compliance with the irrefutable governing laws of biological growth and behavior. [131]

 

Analysis of dogma of equality by Thomas Sowell, renowned scholar and distinguished professor at Stanford University, replicates that of the governing laws of biological growth and behavior. [132]

“Some readers objected to a statement in this column that black students usually do not perform as well in schools as well as white students or Asian American students. These readers seem to think that this was a personal opinion – or even an immoral statement. It never seemed to occur to them that this is a verifiable fact, shown by innumerable studies over the years by many scholars of various races.” (Readers who objected to the statement are prejudiced to the unit to which they belong. This prejudice is derived from specific interpretive over-adaptive growth. This fact is verified by the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of biological growth and behavior, which in turn are verified by the whole world and its history.)

“As John Adams said more than two centuries ago. ‘Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. More is involved than confusion between facts and opinions. The dogma of our time is equality – and anything that goes against it creates an automatic response.” (Our wishes, our inclinations and dictates of our passions are specific interpretive functions of a brain that has been formed by previous experiences, social interaction and environment. And neuroscience PET scan studies have proven this to be a fact.)

“When discussing equality, we must at least be clear in our own minds as to what we mean: Equality of what? Performance? Potential? Treatment? Humanity? Too often, fervor for the word serves as a substitute for clarity as its meaning. It is an undeniable fact that different groups have different performances across a whole spectrum of activities. Does anyone seriously believe that whites usually play basketball just as well as blacks? Is anyone surprised when Asian Americans walk off with science prizes year after year? (Is anyone surprised that nurture<->nature interaction accounts for the different performances across the whole spectrum of activities? Is anyone surprised that slavery of the blacks against whites caused the difference between white and blacks in both intellectual and sport performance? Does anyone realize that if slavery had been reversed the mental and athletic performance difference between blacks and whites in America could have been reversed? The reason is specific structural<->functional adaptation takes place within and across generations?)

“This whole page could easily be filled with examples of particular groups that excel in particular activities. When it comes to performance, huge disparities are the rule rather than the exception. And performance is what pays off. Those who are politically correct may try to claim that these are all ‘stereo types’ or ‘perceptions,’ but hard data show the best-selling beers in America to be those created by people of German ancestry. It is the same story on the other side of the world, where China’s famed Tsingtao beer was also created by Germans. What upsets some people is the inference that inference that performance differences reflect innate differences in potential. But there are huge differences in all the things that turn potential into performance.” (The reason that performance differences reflect innate differences in all things is human nurture (experiences, social interaction and environment) alters human nature when Nurture<->nature interact.)

“Back in the early 19th century a Russian official reported that even the poorest Jews there somehow managed to have books in their homes and ‘their entire population studies,’ while books were virtually unknown among most of the surrounding population.” (The mental function<->structure process stimulated for by the Jews were received in accordance with the frequency, duration and intensity of intellectual stimulation.)

“The fact that some societies have long educated both girls and boys, while others have not bothered to educate most girls means that some societies have thrown away half their inborn talents and abilities. How could their performance not be different?” (Biological science’s governing laws of growth and behavior certainly agrees with professor Sowell.)

“It is not just a few readers but government agencies and the higher courts in the land that dogmatize against any recognition of differences in behavior or performance among groups. Statistical differences in outcomes automatically fall under suspicion of discrimination, as if the groups themselves could not possibly be any different in behavior or performance.” (Prejudice to the unit to which one belongs accounts for group differences in behavior or performance of government agencies and higher courts in the land. It is one reason the U. S. Judiciary is innately flawed and must be reformed in compliance with the governing laws of biological growth and behavior or ample justice will never be achieved in America.)

“Any school that disciplines black boys much more frequently than Asian American girls can be risking a federal lawsuit, as if there could not possibly be any difference in behavior among the children themselves.” (And these federal lawsuits are denying these black children their civil right not to be stimulated to grow into criminals. Regardless of race and for their own good, children who have unequal behavioral target-zones must be treated unequally. Professor Sowell’s evidence validates that facts muddle the dogma of equality. Biological science’s evidence validates that facts also muddle the dogma of justice.)

 

Associated Press reports evidence that proves there is a dire need to reform the U.S. Judiciary in compliance with the governing laws of biological growth and behavior if optimal justice is ever to be achieved. [133 a,b,c]

 Associated Press Report, “6 million reasons seen to keep porn from kids,” forecasts a head-on clash between Constitutional Law and the governing laws of biological growth and behavior. [a]  

 WASHINGTON – “Kids don’t try this at home. The Bush administrations top Supreme Court lawyer says he typed ‘free porn’ into an Internet search engine and got a list of more than 6 million Websites. That’s proof, Solicitor General Theodore Olson told the Supreme Court on Tuesday, of the need for a law protecting children from a tide of online smut. (There’s a critical need for a law protecting both children and adults from a tide of online smut, which stimulates for over-adaptive growth in both children and adults that creates sexually perverted individuals, many of whom even rape and murder.)

‘“Internet porn is a ‘persistent and unavoidable,’ Olson told the court, and government has a strong interest in shielding teen-agers and younger children from it. The problem, as the Supreme Court has observed before, is that a lot of dirty pictures are constitutionally protected free speech that adults have the right to see and buy.” (The most serious problem is that constitutionally protected free speech that adults have the right to see and buy escalates rapes and murder. Therefore, the constitution itself is culpable for moving our country ever closer to reaching an irreversible stage of moral decline, a decline that is already dangerously close to reaching that irreversible point. A Constitutional Amendment is likely the only viable solution to this social quagmire.)

“The Child Online protection act never has taken effect. A federal Appeals Court struck it down twice and it’s now before the Supreme Court a second time. COPA was a replacement for a broader law the Supreme Court rejected as unconstitutional in 1997. Congress retooled the law to address the High Court’s free speech concerns, Olson said.” (The High Court’s free speech concerns should take into consideration the tragic consequences that result from improperly regulated freedom of expression that is destroying freedom in our country. If not the Supreme Court is culpable for escalating the harmful effects of pornography – progressive interpretive over-adaptive growth that creates violent sexual predators.)

“Several justices weren’t buying it. ‘It seems to me that this is very sweeping’ Justice Anthony Kennedy said. Copa would make it a crime for Website operators to knowingly place material that is harmful to children within their unrestricted online reach. Violators can face six months in jail and civil and criminal penalties of $50,000. The ACLU challenged the law on behalf of online book stores, artists and others.” (The several Judges who weren’t buying it will be culpable for future deaths committed by those stimulated to grow into violent sexual criminals.  The ACLU continues to deny children their civil right not to be stimulated to grow into criminals.)

    Criminal history of Coral Watts, confessed killer of 13 women, supplies additional evidence that the U.S. Judiciary is innately flawed and that it must be reformed in compliance with biological science’s governing laws of behavior. [b]

 DETROIT – “The state attorney general here plans to prosecute a confessed serial killer for a 1979 slaying to prevent the man’s scheduled release from a Texas prison in two years. Attorney General Mike Cox said Thursday he’d file a first degree murder charge against Coral Watts, 50, in the 1979 stabbing of a Detroit woman – a death for which Watts long was a suspect but not among those to which he confessed.” (This prosecution with its extreme costs to taxpayers would never have been necessary if firm and fixed sentences had been carried out.)

“The government is barred from using Watts’ admissions in 13 other killings under a plea deal for the burglary sentence he has been serving since 1982. ‘This man is a confessed killing machine who has promised to kill again,’ Cox said at a news conference.” (Cox is absolutely correct. Anyone who has killed numerous times is in a stage of criminal growth that is almost impossible to cure. Anyone who knows biological behavioral science would not make such an unconscionable and inexcusable deal.)

 “Though Watts was suspected in a series of savage stabbings, hangings, stranglings and drownings in Texas and Michigan in the 1970’s and ’80s, police never could pin the crimes on him. Desperate to close the cases prosecutors agreed to a plea bargain that included immunity from his confessions.” (Anyone who understands biological science’s behavioral laws knows that plea bargain immunity deals should not be allowed.)

“In 1982, Watts pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to commit murder for a break-in at the Houston home of two women, whom he assaulted. Houston police – who’d been tipped off to watch Watts by police in Ann Arbor – interrupted the attack. Watts later admitted he killed 13 women, even directing police to the burned bodies of two missing women and a missing 14-year-old girl. Because of the immunity deal he was sentenced to 60 years in the burglary charge.” (The immunity deal is evidence that the judiciary lacks the knowledge necessary to properly regulate human behavior and achieve ample justice.)

Watts said at the time that he’d kill again if he ever got out, but authorities thought the sentence was enough to put him behind bars for life. However, mandatory release laws aimed at relieving prison crowding require Watts be discharged May 8, 2006, he will be 52.” (This decision evidences flaws occur throughout the judiciary process, likely due to lack of scientific knowledge on how to properly regulate human behavior.

 Child Protective Agencies’ failures to look for repeatedly abusive parents evidences more flaws in the Judiciary. [c]

 PHILADELPHIA - “when Robert Morris’ two children died unexpectedly on the same night nine years ago, authorities were certain they’d been smothered in their sleep. But no charges were filed, and as time passed, the city lost track of the young father police suspected might be the killer.” (The scientifically proven governing laws of biological growth and behavior make it clear that offenders must be held accountable quickly and decisively above offenders’ stage of growth into wrongful behavior in order to turn behavior around – the law of specific interpretive over-adaptive growth.)  

“No one noticed when Morris fathered a third child with a different woman – not even when that infant, too, died suddenly during the night. A medical examiner said the baby was a victim of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It took a fourth child’s unexplained death and a phone call from a tipster before authorities realized they could have a serial killer on their hands. Social workers said the case illustrates a weakness in the way many cities and states keep tabs on parents accused of abuse or neglect.” (If authorities and anyone else who were taught the governing laws that regulate human behavior they would know that criminals, including serial killers, are created by multiple escapes from proper accountability for crimes in life’s behavioral continuum.)

“In Philadelphia, child welfare agencies generally track only the maltreated over time, not their mothers and fathers – meaning that no red flag is waved – meaning if an allegedly abusive parent has another child. Similarly the medical examiners who conducted the autopsy on Morris’ third and fourth children were unaware of the previous deaths.” (And that makes them culpable for escalating parental abuses until it triggers murders – culpability by omission of responsibilities.)

 

Laura McKieran, public health professional with extensive experiences in women’s and girls’ health, including issues of sexual violence, gets full support from the governing laws of growth and behavior when she analyzes the effects of sexually oriented business. [134]

 “The city continues to work with strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses to find a mutually acceptable ordinance that will reduce prostitution, drug abuse and other crimes in and around these businesses while successfully withstanding challenges to its constitutionality.” (It’s shameful that these sexually oriented businesses that are stimulating and producing sexually perverted violent growth and behavior throughout society won’t replace these businesses with those that make productive rather than counter-productive social contributions.)

“Many San Antonio residents may be wondering why the city doesn’t just leave the businesses alone. We tend to believe sex work is performed with full consent, if not always under safe, healthy or equitable conditions. Unfortunately we’re wrong. The vast majority of sex workers, including strippers, were sexually abused as children, which taught them their primary or only value is to serve others’ sexual desires. Quite often, an adult sex worker is simply a child who has not been able to break out of the only life she knows. When an abuse survivor provides a sexual experience for pay or under pressure (including the pressures of poverty, addiction or a sense of worthlessness), it does not express a healthy, or even erotic sexuality. It expresses serious trauma and a lack of real or perceived choices.” (Laura is absolutely correct on both counts. Experiences, social interaction and environment regulate, even program, behavioral choices humans make in life because they stimulate and produce specific interpretive over-adaptive growth in the brain.Being unaware of this governing law Lack of behavioral growth is the prime reason many San Antonio residents are wondering why the city doesn’t leave the businesses alone.)

“What most customers see in clubs is only the tip of the iceberg. What goes on in less main stream clubs, and through networks attached even to upscale clubs, is prostitution, pornography and other ‘sex work’ that is coerced and unpaid much more than people believe. This trafficking is not isolated and often involves rapes, beatings and other violence, bestiality; abuse of sex workers’ children; and other illegal and morally abhorrent acts. Frankly, this is where many sex-business owners really make their money.” (Frankly, this is why the U.S. Constitution might have to be amended to salvage the moral destiny of our assumed morally great country.)

“We are kidding ourselves if we think that all strippers and other sex workers are consenting adults. The average age of entry into pornography and prostitution are 11 and 14, respectively. And when the stripper in front of you is of legal age, the road that brought her there likely started before she hit puberty, with systematic training, rapes and other physical violence and degradation by powerful adults. You’re just picking up where they left off.” (We are kidding ourselves if we think that an adult cannot change the biochemical structure and function of a child’s brain before they reach puberty. All behavioral choices are derived from a brain’s biochemical structure stimulated and formed by prior experiences, social interaction and environment.)

 “To customers whose personal experiences doesn’t seem to jibe with these statistics: No she’s not going to divulge her history while sitting on your lap. To moral/religious activists: she’s not going to put up with you putting her down, so don’t expect her to explain or apologize or even express a desire to get out. She will defend what she’s doing even if it’s killing her, because that’s what dignity and resistance look like when that’s the life you’re stuck in.” (Yes Laura, self-survival is the nature of humans. To customers whose personal experiences don’t seem to jibe with these statistics: Beware they may jibe in the not too distant future.)

“To those folks who think this human rights issue has nothing to do with you, ‘take the men for all they’ve got’ and every woman can be bought for a two-drink minimum’ lessons we learn from strip bars deeply damage male-female relations. We learn to distrust each other and treat every relationship as a financial reaction.” (Yes Laura the rapidly escalating rate of divorce is solid evidence of this unhealthy and undesirable interpretive growth.)

“And to those dancers who want to get out of the life, please seek counseling and other support. Nonprofit organizations such as SAGE in San Francisco (sageprojectinc.org) and You Are Priceless in Chicago (youarepriceless.org) have helped thousands of women and girls get free, as have many local rape crises centers and other counselors. Survivor-run organizations like Life Support (lifesupportcollective.org) are working to bring the voices of prostituted women and girls to bear at the national level. A movement is forming. Strip bar owners and members are angry because the city is making it harder to engage in and profit from human trafficking. The long-term solution is to teach humans that no woman or girl, or man or boy exists to serve others’ sexual needs.” (Why should strip club businesses have the legal right to stimulate people to grow into sexually perverted predators? The only viable long-term solution is to teach all U.S. citizens the scientifically proven governing laws of biological growth and behavior and how to implement them. Hopefully, a constitutional amendment will not be necessary to prevent that kind of harmful stimulation but barring a national catastrophe the probability is minute.)

 

Orlando, Florida editorial writer Kathleen Parker knows the common sense of civilization, which parallels the common sense of biological science’s definition of life and its irrefutable governing laws of biological growth and behavior. [135]

 “As a big fan of the First Amendment, I’m as reluctant as anyone to urge curbs on speech. But as even greater fan of civilization, I’m having a hard time mustering sympathy for shock jock Howard Stern, whose show has been suspended from several stations for obesity infractions.” (Civilization is an advanced stage of intellectual, cultural, moral and material development in human society, marked by progress in the arts and sciences, the extensive use of writing, and the appearance of complex political and social institutions. Kathleen is correct because without curbs on uncivilized speech humans cannot achieve or maintain an advanced stage of civilization. The rate that humans achieve optimal humaneness in civilizations is proportional to the extent to which they implement the governing laws of biological growth and behavior.)

“Or to find common cause with Comedian George Carlin, the ‘go-to get guy” these days when talk show hosts need someone to express righteous indignation about potential speech infringements.” (The interacting structural<->functional human brains stimulated by talk show hosts have been received. This is why talk show hosts who express righteous indignation about potential speech infringements are needed.)

“People like Stern and Carlin have built careers out of making obscenity ‘funny,’ that is, if you’re emotionally trapped in a 7-year old boy’s psych. Carlin is most famous for a comedy routine some 30 years ago in which he regaled audiences with the seven dirty words we’re not allowed to broadcast. His point then, as now, was that censorship of certain words is a function of ‘religious superstition.’” (Ignorance about what life is scientifically leads media people to believe that censorship of obscene words is a function of religious superstition. That belief is a scientifically proven myth in life.)

‘“The whole problem with this idea of obscenity and indecency, and all of these things – bad language and whatever – it’s all caused by one basic thing, and that is religious superstition,’ he explained recently when asked to comment on the Federal Communication’s and Congress’ recent move to tighten restrictions on broadcast speech.” (The whole problem with obscenity and indecency, and all these things about bad language, bad behavior, whatever is all caused by one basic thing, and that is failure of people, especially its leaders who have power, to learn the scientific definition of life and implement its governing laws of biological growth and behavior.)

“This sudden interest in obscenity standards is partly in response to the infamous Super Bowl half-time show as well as Stern’s abusive potty mouth. The House recently passed legislation to increase fines to $500,000 for offenders, while the FCC is investigating ways to stanch the flow of broadcast effluvia.” (The only viable way to stanch the flow of broadcast decay is to make the media comply with biological laws that govern growth. That means offenders must be completely banned from the broadcasting or other media programs when they violate any passed legislation, even if it requires a Constitutional Amendment.)

“Monitoring reaction to these moves is something like listening outside a 7-year-old’s door after he’s been sent to his room for saying bad words. Lots of whining, complaining and kicking the door Meanies! Meanwhile, anyone opposed to ‘anything goes’ is supposed to feel ridiculous.” (Anyone not opposed to “anything goes” should feel ridiculous because accepting ‘anything goes’ is unstructured freedom that destroys freedom. Yes Kathleen, it’s very much like that. The only difference is the adult’s negative growth stage, which requires higher consequences to prevent escalating behavior.)

“Carlin’s invoking of ‘religious superstition’ as the reason people object to certain words is a clever way of making any objection seem like the silly protestations of unsophisticated, sexually oppressed people. ‘There’s an idea,’ he says, ‘that the human body is somehow evil and bad and there are parts of it that are especially evil and bad, and we should be ashamed. Fear, guilt and shame are built into the attitude toward the sex and the body.’” (Are you ready Mr. Carlin? Biological science knows and says that the human body is somehow evil and bad and the part of the body that is especially bad is the human brain.)

Kathleen later says: “I can’t speak for religious superstitionists. What we’re really talking about is manners civility and respect for others at a certain level of generally acceptable conduct. But aren’t manners just the old-fashioned trappings of fogies? Well Yes and no. They’re old-fashioned by today’s vulgar standards, but they were once revolutionary in a sort of way. It took a few thousand years for humans to elevate themselves above the rest of the animal kingdom.” (Biological and religious super-stimulation, not religious superstition, is the only way to optimally civilize mankind because human life is a reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)                   

    

Medical PNI researchers prove that mind<->body<->spirit is a biological unity across its total spectrum of molecules, cells, organs, systems, and groups of human in life’s reciprocating structure<->function energy exchange process. [136]

 

“Oakley Ray, a psychologist and researcher at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., says there is a strong correlation among the mind, the body and health. ‘It’s not magical thinking,’ he says. “It’s science. Changes in our mind change our biology.’”  (It can’t be anything else because mind<->body<->spirit biological unity governed by five laws of growth and behavior that regulate all human functions and behaviors.)

“The mind, as the functioning of the brain, communicates with the body. And it happens on a cellular and molecular level. In fact, the nervous system, immune system, and endocrine (hormonal) system are all intimately connected, says Robert Ader, a psychiatrist and director for Psychoneuroimmunology Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.” (That’s because life is a reciprocating structure->function energy exchange process governed by five laws of biological growth and behavior says Jesse C. Mac Leay, Ph.D., health and physical education professor emeritus Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. In the 1950s Dr. Mac Leay proved his hypothesis that “all education is physical education” in the middle 1950’s, which culminated in finding the scientific definition of life and its governing law of growth and behavior.)

“The mind can’t cure cancer in Jane Thomas or anyone else. It can’t cure heart disease. But in ‘How the mind works and heals the body,’ an article in the January issue of the journal American Psychologist, Ray concludes the impact of psychosocial factors on health and the course of disease is enormous. His review of 100 years of research concludes that more than 50 percent of the deaths in this country can be attributed to behavioral and social factors. When it comes to staying healthy or fighting disease, not just events and stressors, but thoughts, emotions, attitudes, belief systems, copying skills and support systems can hurt or help us.” (Biological science concludes the impact of psychosocial factors is stimulating for over-adaptive growth in the brain that creates criminals, and that’s equally enormous. When it comes to staying healthy or preventing crime, support systems can hurt or help us, but thoughts, emotions, attitudes, belief systems, copying skills, etc. can cause or prevent behavior, good or bad, which means thy also can hurt or help us. In fact, humans can stimulate for growth in children’s brains that raises the level of resistance against them choosing a lifestyle of crime.)

“Recognizing the role of the mind body link in medicine, the National Institutes of Health in 1999 awarded $10 million to set up five centers around the country to focus on mind-body interactions and health. The centers study how beliefs, attitudes and stress affect physical health. Some people call this alternative medicine, says Bruce S. Rabin, a stress and immune-system researcher at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine, one of the NIH mind-body centers. ‘This is not alternative medicine. It’s not complementary medicine. It’s not integrative medicine. This is medicine.” (Recognizing, the mind<->body<->spirit link in life, and the role of the governing laws of biological growth and behavior on the health of victims and victimizers of society alike, the National Institutes should set-up untold numbers of health centers to focus on the effects of experiences, social interactions and environment. This cannot be adequately accomplished in alternative schools. There’s a significant correlation between medicine and the control of human behavior. The role of the medical profession should have an interacting structure<->function relationship with our presently flawed judiciary system.)

“Thoughts attitudes and beliefs affect biology as well, and in his journal article Ray mentions several studies, starting with the work of Nobel Laureate Eric Kendal. Kendal says our thoughts, which are nothing more than electrical activity in the brain, have an impact on the expression of genes – whether a gene has an action or doesn’t. That means thoughts are having a major effect on long term changes in the body.’ Thoughts impact genes.’” (Thoughts are bio-electrical functions of the brain, which have an impact on the expression of genes. They are derived from nurture<->nature interaction, one impacts the other.)

“The health implications of power and faith in religion are also being studied. But Ray scoffs at on study that claimed when people prayed remotely (from a distance) for patients, those patients had better outcomes than patients who were not prayed for. ‘That study is being used all around the country as an example of how not to do research. What Ray thinks may have an effect on the course of illness is doing what Thomas did. She specifically asked people to pray for her, and many let her know they wee praying. Knowing some one praying is the important thing.” (Recognizing, the mind<->body<->spirit link in life, and the role of the governing laws of biological growth and behavior on the health of victims and victimizers of society alike, the National Institutes should set-up untold numbers of health centers to focus on the effects of experiences, social interactions and environment. This cannot be adequately accomplished in alternative schools. There’s a significant correlation between medicine and the control of human behavior. The role of the medical profession should have an interacting structure<->function relationship with our presently flawed judiciary system.)

  

 Mental health expert’s research on the effects of abuse on brain functioning and growth is in compliance with the scientific definition of human life and its governing laws of biological growth and behavior. [137]

 “Experts studying the effects of abuse and neglect on children say it can be enormously disruptive to a child’s cognitive, emotional and social development, depending on the child’s age and the severity and type of abuse. The operative word is can.” (Yes, the frequency, duration and intensity of specific types of experiences, social interaction and environment stimulate for developmental growth throughout life. “Can” is the operative word because life is an interacting structure<->function and behavioral continuum.)

“The resiliency of a particular child and whether there is early intervention can make a difference in the outcome. Still, while some youngsters do better than others, scientists have found significant effects of abuse starting in the brain.” (Some youngsters do better than others because children are born and bred unequal, nurture<->nature being interacting structure<->function entities that regulate human behavior.)

“A publication on the effects of maltreatment by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, published in 2001, says scientific ‘evidence’ is emerging of altered brain functioning as a result of abuse and neglect.” (Yes, brain functioning can be altered by abuse and neglect [nurture] that produces specific types of mental growth.)

“A child’s brain continues to grow in the first years of life. The brain in response to the environment, creates, strengthens and discards synapses that connect the neurons and the neuronal pathways formed by the synapses. The more a neural connection is used or activated, the stronger or more sensitized it becomes. This process can be adversely affected as the brain responds to an abusive, neglectful environment.” (Only in response to target-zone level stimulation does the brain create, strengthen and discard synapses.)

“The parts of the brain involved in the fear response can ‘wear out’ parts of the brain involved in cognition and memory. In a child exposed to chronic traumatic stress, the pathways for the fear response is so sensitized they are almost automatic. Faced with a threatened world, the child is in a state of hyper arousal and is hyper-vigilant for danger. A host of ills may result including hyperactivity, anxiety, sleep problems and aggressive behavior.” (The human brain’s structure and function [biochemistry] is derived from the total summated structural<->functional effect of stress over time – the law of general adaptation with summation of effects.)      

“Some abused children develop post traumatic stress disorder, and some may also have a more generalized anxiety disorder, intermittent explosive disorder or reactive attachment disorder. Episodes of abuse can trigger depression in children predisposed for the illness and not resilient to their hostile environment.” (These psychological [interpretive stress disorders] evidence the laws of specific and general adaptation with summation at variable levels.)

“Peter Fonagy, director of the Menninger Clinic’s Child and Family Program in Houston says his study of abused children reveals maltreatment undermines the child’s ability to think what others think and feel. Fonagy says the child doesn’t want to think about what the hostile adult in his world is thinking or feeling. Eventually, the child ignores thoughts and feelings generally. The upshot of the child’s inability to think about what others think and feel can be lifelong problems with intimate relationships or with any social relationship when exposed to stress.”” (Children’s ability to think what others think and feel are brain functions derived from the biochemical structure [biochemistry] of brains formed by prior attachments with adults.)

   ‘“We see a substantial minority of these children who have no attachment to anyone at all. Typically it occurs in the context of neglect, or in children who are (both) abused and neglected,’ says Charles Zeanah, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Tulane University, who directs an assessment and intervention program for abused and neglected infants and toddlers who have been placed in foster care. ‘Attachment is important because it is one of the central developmental processes that occur in the first several years of life.’ Zeanah says.” (Attachment to adults who truly love children is critical because specific interpretive adaptation is an undeniable governing law of life.)

“Zeanah has looked at longitudinal studies of abused children and found the single most characteristic of resilient children who overcome the effects of abuse is that they have had a positive relationship with an adult – a parent, teacher or relative. Ideally, that beneficial, formative relationship needs to come very early in life.” (Biological science agrees that the specific structure<->function process of children stimulated for by adults who they are attached to will be received according to the type, frequency, duration and intensity of external stimulation.)

‘“It’s not like everything’s over by the time a child is 3,’ says Zeanah. ‘On the other hand, those first three years appear to matter a lot. The more we can do to provide quality relationships to young children, the more we can do for their mental health and their ultimate social and emotional competence.’” (It all boils down to an irrefutable fact; the more we learn about and implement the governing laws of biological growth and behavior the more we can do for children’s mental health and their ultimate social and emotional competence.) 

 

Scientific studies on animal abuse cases evidence the escalating effects of specific interpretive over-adaptive growth in the behavioral continuum of life. [138]

 The Humane society of the United States says there are no national statistics on animal cruelty or on children hurting pets, strays and other animals. But its recently released 2003 Report of Animal Cruelty Cases is a snapshot of some instances reported around the country. Of the 1373 cases involving 1682 perpetrators, 57 percent were intentional cruelty and 43 percent were extreme neglect. Adult and teen males commit most animal cruelty, and pets are the most common victims, dogs more frequently than cats.” (Adult and teen males commit the most cruelty because interpretive over-adaptive behavioral growth causes violence to escalate over time.)

“Researcher Kathleen Heide calls such acts a ‘red flag,’ a possible sign of serious behavioral and mental health problems, that without intervention, can lead to adult violence against people.” (It certainly is a “red flag” warning. Any misbehavior will escalate unless intervention includes proper accountability measures.)

‘“Healthy happy kids don’t torture little vulnerable animals,’ says Heide, a psychotherapist and professor of criminology at the University of South Florida at Tampa. ‘At minimum, this behavior tells us either the child has observed this and thinks it’s OK, or there’s something going on in the child – pain, rage or a need to demonstrate effectiveness and power.’” (Professor Heide’s conclusion is not surprising because biological science’s governing laws of biological growth and behavior are the roots of all behavioral disciplines, including sociology, criminology, psychology, theology and history. Mind<->body<->spirit is a biological unity.

“Law enforcement and mental health professionals long have linked animal cruelty and violent crime in clinical and anecdotal reports. But Heide looked at adult male Florida prison inmates, 45 violent offenders and a control group of 45 nonviolent offenders, and analyzed, quantitatively and qualitatively, their involvement in extreme animal cruelty as children and teens. Heide found violent offenders were significantly more likely to have abused pets and stray animals in childhood than nonviolent offenders. They showed a tendency to abuse farm and wild animals alike.” (Children who abused pets when they were young were likely genetically predisposed to violence at higher levels. Nurture<->nature are interacting structure<->function entities that regulate behavioral choices in life.)

 “The sample of violent men included serious chronic offenders. One third had committed murder, another third sexual assault. The acts of childhood animal cruelty included mutilating burning and killing animals or having sex with animals. One gruesome example cited a boy who glued a cat to the road and watched as it was run over by a car. ‘This wasn’t kids being kids’ Heide says. Why do they do this? Heide looked at three explanations and found examples of each in the violent sample. One is the rage-anger displacement theory. The person is angry about something that happened to him, abuse for example, and passes the abuse onto a pet, the most vulnerable member of the family, or onto other animals in aggressive and cruel acts. In a second type, the person takes sadistic pleasure in hurting others. Third Heide says, is the sexy polymorphous theory. For these individuals to experience sexual excitement and release, it has to be paired with acts of destruction or cruelty.”  (Why they do this is because experiences, social interactions and environment stimulate and produce specific interpretive over-adaptive growth in the brain. Heide’s three theories evidence this undeniable governing law of biological growth.)

“Frank R. Ascione, a leading expert on animal cruelty says the psychiatric community finally understands this is violence, not destruction of property. In fact animal abuse can be an early symptom of conduct disorder, a psychiatric diagnosis involving anti-social or delinquent behavior, such as bullying, stealing and forcing sex on someone.” (Bullying, stealing and forcing sex on someone are outcomes of specific interpretive over-adaptive growth.)

“A recent awareness campaign by the humane society focused on the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty. Heide’s study revealed a high incidence of physical and psychological abuse among both violent and nonviolent offenders’ Heide says. ‘But what seemed to make the difference among those who were abused as children but didn’t go on to hurt others was that, along the way they developed more empathy and a sense of reflection,’ she says.” (If the frequency, duration and intensity of positive external stimulation from the environment is great enough it can overcome negative stages of growth in life’s interacting structure<->function energy exchange process modulated by time within and across generations.)

“The violent offenders either showed no feelings of remorse or actually got a thrill out of it. In some cases, Heide says, the kind of violence they inflicted on people was similar to what they did to animals. Ascione says the link between hurting animals and school shootings can’t always be documented, but one study of 11 young shooters found about half had an alleged history of animal abuse. Research shows fire setting and animal abuse frequently co-occur and psychopaths and serial killers often have a history of abusing animals.” (Different types of violence combine to have a total interpretive over-adaptive growth effect – the law of general adaptation with summation.)

 

Frida Ghitis, expert world affairs writer, offers a solution to terrorism and war in the middle-east that is very close to complying with the scientific definition of life and its governing laws of biological growth and behavior. [139]

 

“A year ago I sat with a group of Muslim women in a beautiful Kuwait City mosque. We chatted about local culture, Arab customs and Muslim values over tea. Suddenly the topic of suicide bombings by Palestinians came up. My gracious hostages shifted a little nervously. The youngest, wearing a full length black abaya, explained with seeming conviction that suicide killing is the understandable result of Palestinians’ ‘desperation.’” (The youngster’s seeming conviction is understandable because specific interpretive over-adaptive growth is stimulated by a person’s experiences, social interactions and environment.)