John Benjamin Haygood: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
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John Benjamin Haygood: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

When Luanne Haygood saw that her autistic 10-year-old son John Benjamin Haygood was being arrested at his school, Okeechobee Alternative Academy in Florida on April 12, she began filming the scene. The video, which shows John Benjamin saying, “I don’t like to be touched,” has gone viral.

In the video, two Okeechobee County School Resource Officers are seen trying to arrest John Benjamin for allegedly attacking a paraprofessional educator in October 2016. John Benjamin had been expelled from the school and forced to complete the rest of his education at home, but Haygood didn’t now about the outstanding warrant for her son’s arrest, The Washington Post reports. John Benjamin was back at the school on April 12 to take Florida’s standardized testing.

The Autism Society of America told the Post that they have contacted Haygood and will provide services and legal counsel. They will also consider asking the U.S. Justice and Education Departments to investigate John Benjamin’s case.

Here’s what you need to know about John Benjamin and his arrest.


1. In the Video, John Benjamin Tells the Officers ‘I Don’t Like to Be Touched’

in the video, seen above, John Benjamin repeatedly tells the officers that he does not like to be touched. His mother can be heard asking if he has the same rights as an adult.

“This is so f***ng dumb, mama,” John Benjamin can be heard telling his mother as the offers put cuffs around him.

Haygood continued filming until her son was taken to a police cruiser outside the school. She asks the officers if she can get in the car with her son, but isn’t allowed to. He was then taken to a juvenile detention center.

“I asked, ‘Are you going to arrest him right now?’ She said, ‘Yes ma’am, we have to,’” Haygood told CB12.

“It was horrible,” John Benjamin told CBS12. “People kept cussing at me.”

John Benjamin had a hearing on April 13 and was released under house arrest.


2. John Benjamin Was Arrested for Allegedly Attacking a Paraprofessional in October 2016

John Benjamin was arrested for an alleged incident on October 27, 2016. According to the Washington Post, a probably cause affidavit says that John Benjamin was disruptive in class that day.

According to Court documents, obtained by the Post, John Benjamin refused to go to a “timeout place.” When the paraprofessional educator attempted to take him there, John Benjamin “started kicking and scratching and punching” the educator. The documents state that he then “wrapped his arms around the upper chest as to not restrict [John Benjamin’s] breathing.”

John Benjamin has been charged with battery on a school employee, which is considered a third-degree felony. For an adult, a third-degree felony can result in up to five years in prison, five years probation and a $5,000 fine if convicted.

Haygood told CBS Miami that John Benjamin was expelled in October, forcing him to be home-schooled for the rest of the school year. He went back to the school on April 12 to take standardized tests.

“To go and have him arrested on school grounds in front of other students, in front of personnel, during school hours, they could’ve come to my house at any time to tell me what was going on,” Haygood told CBS Miami.


3. The Sheriff’s Office Says No One Knew About John Benjamin’s Autism

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office told WPTV that they were not aware that John Benjamin was autistic, even though the arrest warrant came from a teacher’s complaint. The State Attorney’s Office also told WPTV that they weren’t aware of John Benjamin’s autism, but will take it into consideration while handling the case.

As for the school district, they sent a statement to CBS12. Although they didn’t address the case specifically, the district said it “would not invite someone to one of our campuses for the sole purpose to arrest.”

Haygood believes that this shows that the county is not prepared for students with disabilities.

“It was because of his autism that spurred” the October incident, she told WPTV. “And he was arrested for that.”


4. Not Wanting to Be Touched by Others Can Be a Symptom of Autism

Being sensitive to touch or not wanting to be touched can be a symptom of autism. Haygood told the Post that her son was diagnosed with autism two years ago and was on an individualized education plan (IEP). He was assigned his own paraprofessional educator, but his mother said John Benjamin had frequent problems with him.

According to the National Autistic Society in the U.K., many people on the autism spectrum struggle with sensory information those without autism deal with every day. When it comes to the sense of touch, those who are over-sensitive could feel pain when touched. Others might only be able to handle certain fabrics.

Haygood also told WWLP that her son has had behavioral issues in the past that she believes are linked to his autism. “Unfortunately, instead of treating or accommodating, we arrest. Because we don’t know what else to do,” she told WWLP.


5. John Benjamin Will Be Arraigned on May 11

John Benjamin will be back in court on May 11, the Post reported. But his mother is not sitting by.

In addition to doing media interviews to spread her story, Haygood has been keeping her Facebook friends up to date and continues to seek answers from Okeechobee officials. On April 16, she wrote that the next school board meeting won’t be until May 9 and fears that her son’s education will go “down the toilet.”

“This child probably needs an advocate. There goes his education down the toilet,” Haygood wrote. “Will he ever catch up losing that much time? Now his parents are responsible for providing his education. and for what? I can only guess, so I won’t, I’ll just show up and find out.”

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Alan Falleur

It’s funny how the school is acting like they had nothing to do with it and is apparently scapegoating the officers, considering that the arrest warrant was obviously issued based on a complaint from a teacher or staff at the school. The cops can’t get an arrest warrant based on an incident they didn’t witness, somebody had to file a criminal complaint and convince the DA to pursue it. No doubt the charges will be dropped when that person doesn’t show up for court. But it looks like the mom is doing a good job of trying to hold the school administrators accountable for this fiasco.

JOHN MAYOR

Interesting points! As I’ve already offered up, we need a new “Pedagogic paradigm”!… and, inasmuch, as the “3 Rs” are NOT as important, as BEHAVIOR!… and HEALTH, generally! And, incidentally!… it’s Writing (with a W!), Arithmetic (with an A!), and Reading (with an R!)!… and so, how our respective pedagogies’ elementary prequalifications equate to the “3 Rs”, is anyone’s guess! Although!… it probably explains– in part!– how the manifestation of what these elementary “symbolic abbreviations” spell out, is directly and indirectly realized! That is to say!… giving deference to writing, arithmetic and reading, over WHAT one writes, calculates and reads!… and WHY!… is to emphasize the “mechanics” of elementary learning, over its ESSENCE! And so… simply asserting that such scholastic mechanics, will… through pedagogic pseudodidactic circumlocutory obfuscation!… magically arrive at the UNINTENDED GOAL of “MORAL INTELLIGENCE”, is D-E-L-U-S-I-O-N-A-L! The mechanics, are… well… the mechanics! And if any level of learning is to include an efficient and effective correlation of the WHAT and WHY with such mechanics, it’s the level of “elementary learning”! Otherwise!… the “psychological connections” missed, may… thereafter!… never take root!
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Please!… no emails!

JOHN MAYOR

JOHN BENJAMIN, GAGA, WILLIAM, CONSCIENCE, AND MENTAL HEALTH
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Diaprotonoesis
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The most advantageous area in brain research today (and pertaining, specifically, to investigations into the brain’s PRIMARY CONTROL MECHANISMS, AND FUNCTION!), is the research juncture between the investigation of the Lateral Frontal Pole Prefrontal Cortex of the Ventrolateral Frontal Cortex (see doctors Franz-Xaver Neubert, Matthew Rushworth, and Rogier B. Mars, of Oxford University… and the search engine search result, titled, “Scientists Appear To Have Located the Conscience”, at,
h-t-t-p://timesofindia(dot)indiatimes(dot)com/home/science/Scientists-appear-to-have-located-the-conscience/articleshow/29632772.cms), and the work of the late Dr. John Lorber, of Sheffield University, involving what I’ve labeled, “Cognitively Mature Hydrocephalic Subjects (the latter subjects, reported in Lorber’s paper, ‘Is Your Brain Really Necessary?’)”! And inasmuch, as, I-T M-U-S-T B-E R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D how “Cognitively Mature” hydrocephalic subjects are capable of exhibiting NORMAL COGNITIVE CONTROL, W-I-T-H-O-U-T T-H-E P-R-E-S-E-N-C-E of what doctors Franz-Xaver Neubert, Matthew Rushworth and Rogier B. Mars have identified, as the “Throne of Conscienceness”: the Lateral Frontal Pole Prefrontal Cortex, of the Ventrolateral Frontal Cortex! In other words, if the Lateral Frontal Pole Prefrontal Cortex is, indeed, the “Throne of Conscienceness” in the view of the aforementioned researchers at Oxford University, then IT MUST BE REVEALED how Lorber’s Cognitively Mature Hydrocephalic Subjects (yea!… any such subjects extant today!)… AND, THAT/ WHICH DO NOT POSSESS EVIDENCE OF HAVING A LATERAL FRONTAL POLE PREFRONTAL CORTEX!… have been able to demonstrate– and are, today, able to demonstrate!– N-O-R-M-A-L C-O-G-N-I-T-I-V-E C-O-N-T-R-O-L! And… the only T-R-U-L-Y N-O-N-I-N-V-A-S-I-V-E technoma that/ which can provide sufficient “quantum specificity” associated with this yet to be elaborated COGNITIVE CONTROL MECHANISM within “Cognitively Mature” hydrocephalic subjects– specifically!– is a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (or S.Q.U.I.D.!… and due– primarily!– to the requirement to adhere to the Uncertainty Principle in Quantum Mechanics, in one’s measurement of Quantum Phenomena associated with the “Quantum Epiphenomenon” linked to Cognition!)!… and applied, to what is known as the P300 Complex (the P300 Complex… and coupled, with approximately a millimeter of neural tissue lining the inside of the skulls of Lorber’s (and similar) hydrocephalic subjects!… the only available cognitive substrates within Cognitively Mature Hydrocephalic subjects! The S.Q.U.I.D.-measured bioelectromagnetic phenomena of the P300 Complex, having been examined in NORMAL SUBJECTS, by researchers L. KAUFMAN, Y. OKADA, J. TRIPP and H. WEINBERG, at NYU!)!
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(In the study by the late Dr. Wilder Penfield, titled, Mystery of the Mind, Dr. Penfield reveals… through his investigations into the mechanisms, and dysfunction underlying Psychic Epilepsy, and how the “Centrencephalic region” of the brain’s Cognitive Psychophysiology is impacted by these mechanisms and dysfunction… that any “invasive mechanical compromise” of the Centrencephalic region of the brain (e.g., by way of the errant use of a scalpel!) can effect “paranoid-like” symptoms, and– worse!– a coma, or death! Likewise, “Environmental compromises” of this region (e.g., through toxins, and the use of psychotropic products!) can also invoke similar “paranoid-like” effects!… as can gene abnormalities! And so… to understand the mechanisms underlying Autism!… and how “paranoid-like” symptoms become manifest through the Diencephalonic region of our respective Cognitive Psychophysiologies!… we must first understand how this region is “hard-wired”… and which mechanisms are at play in its Cognitive dysfunctional expressivity! Psychic Epilepsy research is one key to an understanding of Autism!… and how “Hyper Cognitive Sensitivity”, is made manifest!)
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The Three I_s, And The Four Pillars of Health
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In a book titled, The Death of psychiatry, by Psychiatrist Dr. Edwin Fuller Torrey, a new model for education is put forward, that would see the integration of what I’ve termed, “Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Intelligence (or the three I_s!)”, into the bailiwick of our respective Pedagogic Faculties of Education!… and, that would provide–as a consequence– the means for the behavioral assessment and treatment of the manifest behavioral problems within our students, and the measurement and management of the manifest BEHAVIORAL MATURITY, within yet other students! And the reasons for this new model, are clear!… our social institutions are failing our students (and specifically, our most vulnerable students!) on a behavioral front!… whether on a pathic front, or with regard to the measurement and management of the “behavioral exceptionalities” that our students may exhibit!
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Who (or what!) is to be “held to account” for any denoted lack in self-sufficiency, intrapersonal and interpersonal behavioral competency, and domestic skills, when our views at home, within our Educational Systems, and within the majority of our Social Institutions, would preclude any LEGISLATED ENTRENCHMENT of such behavioral prequalifications for our respective Pedagogies!… and behavioral assessment, treatment, and management for our would-be learners! And!… if one doesn’t view such behavioral teaching and learning to be F-U-N-D-A-M-E-N-T-A-L to the overall development of our learners (and beyond the initial MANDATED “three Rs”, “man in society classes”, and “occupational studies”!), then one isn’t anxious to be P-R-O-A-C-T-I-V-E in the dispensation of such skill sets to our would-be learners! And if these skill sets aren’t to be put within our schools… and despite the gaps (and yea, MADNESS!) in home settings and other would-be/ should-be “TRUSTED INSTITUTIONS”!… T-H-E-N W-H-E-R-E I-S S-U-C-H P-R-E-P-A-R-E-D-N-E-S-S T-O B-E F-O-U-N-D? And so, explaining– in part!– why our learners (but, et cetera.!) view themselves… and, the world!… in the manner that these do!
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A-L-L of our respective GLOBAL Pedagogies DEMAND unbiased, scientifically-based, mandated, intrapersonal and interpersonal assessment and treatment modalities to be placed within these systems!… and from “K”, to Graduate studies– AND, BEYOND! And moreover, our GLOBAL Pedagogies should be under the supervision of HEALTH CARE! And!… HEALTH CARE should incorporate a Macro Ecologic Paradigm, a Micro Ecologic Paradigm, a Macro Public Health Paradigm, and a Micro Public Health Paradigm! AND IN FACT!… ALL OF OUR “ANTHROPOSYSTEMAE (I.E., HUMAN SYSTEMS!)” SHOULD BE BROUGHT WITHIN THE COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE AFOREMENTIONED FOUR PILLARS OF HEALTH CARE!… OR, ABANDONED AS “PATHIC SOCIAL EPIPHENOMENA”! FOR… THERE CAN BE NO GREATER ONTOLOGY… YEA!… NO GREATER “UPPER ONTOLOGY”!… THAN HEALTH CARE! AND… THERE CAN BE N-O G-R-E-A-T-E-R C-O-N-C-E-R-N WITHIN HEALTH CARE, THAN TO ENSURE THAT THE SYSTEMS OF HEALTH CARE ARE F-R-E-E FROM UNSCIENTIFIC, BIASED, CAPRICIOUS, AND CORRUPT ELEMENTS! AND BECAUSE!… IF HEALTH CARE BE SUSPECT AND CAPRICIOUS!… YEA, CORRUPT!… THEN ALL OF OUR OTHER SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORKS, WILL BE ADVERSELY IMPACTED!
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And on a personal note… it is my speculation, that all non-capricious, and non-corrupt alien civilizations (in whatever galaxy, and in whatever dimension!… and, from the beginning of corporeal time, presently, and to the end of corporeal time!) have regarded, do regard, and will FOREVER regard HEALTH CARE (and… the “other worldly variants” of the aforecited FOUR PILLARS!) as the ESSENCE of their respective civilizations!… and, inasmuch, as there can be N-O G-R-E-A-T-E-R “ET good”!!
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And!… and incidentally!… a SOUND SPIRIT is as much a part of HEALTH, and HEALTH CARE… OF WHOLENESS!… as is having a SOUND MIND, and a SOUND BODY!
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Ends and Means
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Many years ago I happened upon a book titled, Ends and Means, written by the late author, Aldous Huxley! In it, Huxley explores a concept, that… at the time of my introduction to the work!… I had not personally realized before (at least, in the form, the book addressed!)! And that is, without GOALS (ENDS), we will have no FOCUS for our existence!… and!… without the TOOLS/ resources (MEANS… physical, and informational!) to effect our goals, our realization of our respective goals may be impossible! But!… what was most instructive in the work, was, that more important than simply setting goals, was our need to choose our goals wisely!… and!… having done so, to then choose ONLY those tools/ means, that would accomplish the realization, of our wisely chosen goals!
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And to paraphrase Aldous Huxley on the concept:… “Our ENDS do not justify our use of J-U-S-T A-N-Y MEANS; as the MEANS we use, will D-E-T-E-R-M-I-N-E T-H-E V-E-R-Y N-A-T-U-R-E of the ENDS produced!” In other words… and to borrow from, and to paraphrase another similar theme!… found in the New Testament of the Bible!… “One REAPS, what one SOWS!”! Or!… “One ENDS, with the MEANS one has sowed!”
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And to frame this concept in a simple manner!… if one is wanting to make a CHEESE CAKE, it would be best to use CHEESE, as opposed to using (for example) CHOCOLATE! Now… this isn’t to suggest that CHOCOLATE should never be used in conjunction with cheese in the creation of a CHEESE CAKE!… but, simply to convey the point, that having predetermined to reach the goal (i.e., SOUND GOAL!) of the creation of a CHEESE CAKE, the inclusion of any other ingredients than those that would be conducive to achieving that goal, would be to arrive at a goal, that is then “OTHER”, than the goal of one’s choosing (AND, P-R-O-V-E-N WISE CHOICE!)! And so!… although it is perfectly fine to create a CHOCOLATE CHEESE CAKE (IF SUCH IS YOUR PROVEN WISE CHOICE!), it is not– strickly speaking!– a CHEESE CAKE! In other words, can the use of CONFLICTING/ CONTRARY MEANS ever be justified, in the attainment of a given goal?… and, for example, the use of VIOLENCE, in the attempt to achieve PEACE!… or the use of a DRUG, to achieve ENLIGHTENMENT! Or!… is the use of CONFLICTING/ CONTRARY means, simply COUNTERINTUITIVE/ PARADOXICAL (the latter!… something that appears to be a contradiction, but– in reality!– is not!) in many instances?… and must, therefore, be examined more thoroughly, in our effort to P-R-O-V-E the CONSISTENCY of our MEANS, with the ENDS we’ve selected (and, for example, our use of– SEEMINGLY!– CONFLICTING/ CONTRARY glaze coloring when applying coloring to pottery, before firing in a kiln!… the pre-firing raw color of which, will be different than that manifest, after firing!)!
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But, here’s the rub!… how can we know with efficient, effective and sufficient certainty (and, compounded, by the reality of the Uncertainty Principle in Quantum Mechanics!) which goals we should strive to accomplish? And– likewise!– how can we know with efficient, effective and sufficient certainty, which tools we should strive to employ, in our effort to accomplish our respective goals?
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Well!… it turns out, that our inherent Autonomic Reflexive/ Adaptive Cognitive Psychophysical Pattern Recognizing Noetic Ontology, and ability (i.e., that/ which precedes, and underlies, our Thelanomic Reflexive/ Adaptive Cognitive Psychophysical Pattern Recognizing Noetic Ontology, and ability!… and, properly formed, and unadulterated!) is efficient, effective and sufficient to assess and to choose the parameters, of both our GOALS, and the TOOLS required to acomplish them! And the Autonomic/ Thelanomic Reflexive/ Adaptive Cognitive Psychophysical Pattern Recognizing Noetic Ontology, and ability that we utilize to measure, and to select these parameters, is called, CONSCIENCE (i.e., not the “philosophical meme” by that name!… but, the Cognitive Cortex by that name!… see, again, the aforecited search result, Scientists Appear to Have Located the Conscience!)!… a Cognitive Psychophysiology, formed from our genetic makeup and our prenatal and postnatal environs (the Lateral Frontal Pole Prefrontal Cortex postulation proffered by the just aforenoted scientists!… the more accurate CENTRENCEPHALIC MECHANISM detailed by the late neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield!… the cognitive evidence within the Mentally Mature hydrocephalic subjects of Dr. John Lorber that corroborates the work of Dr. Wilder Penfield!… and the S.Q.U.I.D.-based CENTRENCEPHALIC MECHANISM linked to the brain’s P300 complex!… NOTWITHSTANDING!) that can assess the most subtle aspect of any given GOALS, and/ or the TOOLS, to reach those GOALS!
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However!… if I place– for example!– a finger on the surface of a hot pan, and I hold it long enough on that surface, my finger’s ability to “sense texture”, will soon be diminished! And such diminishment/ incapacitation, can– likewise!– be made manifest for every cellular structure that we possess (internal and external!… thermally, or otherwise impacted/ affected!)! And… if we introduce substances that will “burn (in effect!)” the underlying Cognitive Psychophysiology of that which gives rise to CONSCIENCE, AND CONSCIENCENESS, we will lose the ability to “sense (perceive!)” the parameters of both our goals, and the needed tools to achieve those goals!… like the inability of one who is blind, to “optically sense” the colors of one’s surroundings!
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This… and unfortunately!… is the present dilemma confronting many lives!… and, for example, many who have used– and continue to use!– “C-O-N-S-C-I-E-N-C-E AND C-O-N-S-C-I-E-N-C-E-N-E-S-S ALTERING DRUGS”! And although “neural plasticity” is present within even aging adults (i.e., the brain’s ability to regenerate lost neural connectivity!), there’s a threshold beyond which, the brain’s ability to compensate for damaged/ lost Cognitive Psychophysical functionality is nigh irretrievable!… and so, requiring a COGNITIVE MODALITY to restore that which has been damaged, and/ or lost! And, such use of Conscience and Conscienceness altering drugs, is akin to a CHEMICALLY INDUCED/ PSYCHOTROPICALLY INDUCED, B-R-A-I-N C-O-N-C-U-S-S-I-O-N! And, let there be no mistake!… the use of such Conscience and Conscienceness altering drugs I-S N-O-T a N-A-T-U-R-A-L P-R-O-C-E-S-S!… and!… will R-I-P T-H-E F-A-B-R-I-C of our respective Cognitive Psychophysiologies, A-P-A-R-T! And therefore, their use I-S N-O-T T-O B-E V-I-E-W-E-D as a form of “INDUCED NATURAL EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOBIOLOGY”; but, rather, as an “INDUCED UNNATURAL ‘DEVOLUTIONARY’ PSYCHOBIOLOGY! And, although it is believed that “NONDESTRUCTIVE PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES” abound in nature (i.e., that/ which WILL NOT D-I-S-M-A-N-T-L-E Conscience and Conscienceness!… “T-H-E C-E-N-T-E-R O-F W-H-O A-N-D W-H-A-T W-E A-R-E”!), many NATURAL Psychotropic substances will act to “disrupt” the NATURAL ORDER of Conscience and Conscienceness (e.g., will disrupt “SHORT TERM MEMORY”!); and thereby, W-I-L-L L-O-S-E T-H-E P-E-R-S-O-N O-F T-H-E U-S-E-R, I-N T-H-E P-R-O-C-E-S-S (i.e., until– and if!–Cognitive restoration, is effected!)!
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These substances!… and their consequences!… represent a significant health concern for all users!… as their effects are like the “damaged and/ or lost tracks”, on which trains must run! And without such tracks, the infusion of more trains, is but a “trifling matter (and, for example, merely increasing the supply of nutrient rich blood and glucose to damaged, and/ or nonexitent neuronal blood and glucose delivery systems!… which have been affected by the very microcirculatory transport of Psychotropic substances!)”!
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Fortunately, though!… and today!… there are both GENETIC (i.e., in the form of “genetically induced dedifferentiation of damaged cells”, and “genetically induced re-differentiation of induced dedifferentiated damaged cells”!… although, induced dedifferentiation and induced re-differentiation can be had through piezoelectric stimulation!) and DIETARY TOOLS (in the way of Dietary Neurotransmitter Precursors!… see, Dietary influences on the synthesis of neurotransmitters in the brain, by JH Growdon, and RJ Wurtman – Nutr Rev. 1979, May;37(5):129-36!), which can effect the restoration of damaged, and/ or lost Cognitive Psychophysical functionality!… and thereby, providing the means whereby the ends of Conscience and Conscienceness can be restored, and, “behavioral balance” regained!
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Now… this is not to suggest that having used Psychotropic substances, the user has, then, been forever banned to some kind of psychological “never never land”, and that normal day to day functioning is an impossibility!… but only, that normal functioning has been compromised, and that the user has been “re-wired”!… and that the “behavioral balance” of the person so compromised, is in need of “realignment”/ “re-wiring”!
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Such users need our prayers!… and, L-O-V-E! And beyond this, they need efficient and effective “COGNITIVE DIAGNOSTICS (e.g., ‘FUNCTIONAL S.Q.U.I.D. TECHNOMAE’!)”, and efficient and effective “COGNITIVE MODALITIES (such as those as aforementioned!)”!
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The foregoing notwithstanding… and in contrast!… if our behavioral outcomes were based merely upon “fateful genetics”, then we’d be nothing more than the simple manifestation of a set of “biologically predetermined events (i.e., ‘BIOLOGICAL FATE’!)”! Indeed!… we could then claim “Biological Fate” for all of our Behavioral manifestations! But!… this I-S N-O-T the DEFINITIVE ANSWER to our respective behavioral manifestations! We are more than just a fateful epiphenomenon of molecular arrangements! We have… to varying degrees!… CHOICE!… i.e., THELANOMIC PLASTICITY! And as the expression goes:… “We are more than the mere sum of our parts!” And so… we’re more, respectively, than a mere fateful genetic predetermination!
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Nonetheless!… both our genetics, and our physical and informational nurture, are elements in our individual developments!… i.e., BY DEGREE! That is to say, both are INDIVIDUALLY UNIQUE!… and weighted more so on the side of genetics for some!… and for others, more so on the side of our physical and informational nurture! BUT!… LET THERE BE NO MISTAKE!… BOTH OUR GENETICS, AND OUR NURTURE, PLAY IMPORTANT ROLES IN OUR RESPECTIVE DEVELOPMENTS, AND BEHAVIORAL MANIFESTATIONS!
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And so, in addition to our genes, our nurture is impacted by many environments!… both informational environments, and, physical environments! From natural physical perturbations (like the smoke released from a forest fire!), to man-made physical perturbations (like the lead in paint eaten from painted walls by hapless children, and, drunk from the water in the pipes in communities like Minnesota, and Michigan!… and like the BPA in the lining of cans used for storing food!)… from natural informational perturbations (like the sound of thunder from a storm cloud!), to man-made informational perturbations (like the metaphoric “advertising lead” eaten by hapless children from bedroom TVs, and, drunk from the “Internet cesspools” from the “internet pipes” of Cyberspace!… to the “BP newspaper stories” lining the cans used for discarded food!)!
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And so… to be “genetically programmed” to be behaviorally predisposed (i.e., to manifest a behavioral predisposition due to our respective genetics!), is a R-E-A-L human epiphenomenon! However!… and as most– NO DOUBT!– have learned over the years!… BOTH natural and man-made physical perturbations, and natural and man-made informational perturbations, have added to our “genetic-wiring”, to further complicate our respective developments! And it is a composite arrangement of all of these features, that make up a YOU!… and, a ME!
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And!… SURELY!… we should want to know what the SUM FACTORS are, that/ which have made– and, are making!– who, and what we are, behaviorally! And!… if certain of those factors– e.g., child abuse (an example of a man-made “informational perturbation”!)!– have “laid the foundation” for our “behavioral orientation”, then we should want to effect the “informational treatment” of the factor, or factors, that/ which have “PREEMPTED (e.g., through ‘behavioral coercion’!)” our– otherwise!– NATURAL BEHAVIORAL CHOICE!… AND COURSE!
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To sum up, humanity has tagged numbers to ethos!… and to meaning! And not because the math has ethos, and meaning!… but, because humans desire to Q-U-A-N-T-I-F-Y “T-H-E Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y” O-F H-U-M-A-N B-E-H-A-V-I-O-R!
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And, why not? All subjects/ topics are “up for grabs” by humanity!… and so, the MECHANISM of the “QUALITY” of human behavior, can– and should!– be subject to the same rigours of mathematics, as any other field of endeavour!
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And!… just as a soul is more than just the sum of its mechanical parts, a soul is more than just the sum of its linear numbers! W-E… A-R-E C-O-N-T-E-X-T!
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For me, a human soul is more valuable and valued, than all of the gems on all of the planets!… circling all of the stars in all of the galaxies!… in the whole of God’s created universe! For!… how can any number of gems compare to the WONDER that is a human soul! Humanity, is God’s precious and gracious gift for us to share! And, is meant for inclusion, in His Kingdom to come! And!… for which, His Son paid an awesome price! And His LOVE for humanity shines brighter than all the beacons of His Holy Realm combined! And it was for Him!… and for our mutual blessings!… that mankind was born*!
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Please!… no emails!
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P.S.:*Two scientists believe that they have proven that God exists!
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Analyzing a theorem from the late Austrian mathematician, Kurt Gödel… with a Macbook!… scientists, Christoph Benzmüller, of Berlin’s Free University, and his colleague, Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo, of the Technical University in Vienna, say, that they have proven that God exists!
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According to researchers at Stanford University, Gödel’s theorem, is based on “modal logic”!… a type of “formal logic”!… that– narrowly defined!– involves the use of the expressions, “necessarily”, and “possibly”!
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The theorem provides, that God… or a supreme being!… is that for which, no greater can be conceived! God exists in the understanding! If God exists in the understanding, we could imagine Him to be greater, by existing in reality; therefore, God must exist!
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Paleo and Benzmüller say, that they have proven that the theorem is correct!… at least, on a mathematical level!
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In their initial submission on a research server, titled, “Formalization, Mechanization and Automation of Gödel’s Proof of God’s Existence”, the pair relay, that:… “Gödel’s ontological proof has been analysed for the first-time, with an unprecedent degree of detail, and formality, with the help of higher-order theorem provers.”
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They add: “The following has been done (and in this order): A detailed natural deduction proof; A formalization of the axioms, definitions, and theorems in the TPTP THF syntax; Automatic verification of the consistency of the axioms and definitions, with Nitpick; Automatic demonstration of the theorems with the provers, LEO-II, and Satallax; A step-by-step formalization using the Coq proof assistant; A formalization using the Isabelle proof assistant… where the theorems (and some additional lemmata) have been automated with Sledgehammer, and Metis.”
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Benzmüller told Der Spiegel, that:… “It’s fascinating how the theorem could be analyzed through mathematics.”
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“It’s totally amazing… that from this argument led by Gödel!… all this stuff can be proven automatically, in a few seconds… or even less!… on a standard Notebook.”

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