I blame Hank Ketchum and Walt Disney for this
Fri Oct 6, 2017 11:22am

Obviously their spirits collaborated to bring us Donald the Menace.

Implementation of any neuroscience intervention, be is surgical, chemical or genetic therapy first requires identification of proclivity or tendency from some action already committed and observed. Otherwise even the best science has no more than a 50/50 chance of success. Society demands near 20/20 vision, which in foresight just isn't possible. Especially with the number of individual variables unique to each and every living person, with no two alike. What separates the one who murders from the other who only thinks about it isn't a little thing. Furthermore from time to time we all think about somebody we want to kill. Might be just a fraction of a second of thought- but it's there. Does a chemical suppress it? A chemical behavior? A behavioral chemical? Hell, it might function in the subquark level for all we know.

Guess it returns to the only thing we really can do, and that is be smart and defensive, each of us taking care of ourselves.

  • I'm at a bit of a loss on this one, I fear.Poppet, Fri Oct 6 10:42am
    Perhaps the answer will indeed be in a scientific approach, based on brain chemistry modification. Obviously identifying candidates for such treatment is at least as challenging as developing the... more
    • And what would be the vector?PH🔎🔎EY, Fri Oct 6 6:27pm
      Our atmosphere. The air we breathe. I think a candidate for changing thebrain chemtrailistry has to be nano-top dog American Element Corporation. What a company!
    • I blame Hank Ketchum and Walt Disney for this — Pikes, Fri Oct 6 11:22am
      • For years I have blamed these ills PH👁🔎👁EY, Fri Oct 6 12:46pm
        on the Mickey Mouse Club. Howdy Doody was just the icing on the many layered concoction. The shock was when they all were "killed" in a bus or train wreck. Where was Spock and Seuss when I needed... more
      • And what is 'normal'? Sprout, Fri Oct 6 12:39pm
        Even if we could both define and quantify the brain down to the level that we could analyze and predict behaviors of that organ, AND we develop the tools to modify it to alter the desired outcome, to ... more
    • Especially since most of us really don't careSprout, Fri Oct 6 10:48am
      about the opinions of those OUTSIDE of our social groups. And our social groups GENERALLY match our ideology on issues like firearms. If some random stranger tells me to get rid of my guns, he can... more
      • Excellent observation.Poppet, Fri Oct 6 3:28pm
        There are certainly exceptions, though, although I'd say they only go so far. I am, as you know, quite liberal in my politics...a socialist, in fact. In the overall scheme of things on the left, my... more