Re: DIPLOMACY: Memetic Morphing

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 11:45:54 -0500

Scott Badger wrote:

> >>I regret that the human emotional system seems to be designed so that high
> >>levels of stress are needed to really grow up.
> >
> >Well you better get that level of stress just right: the recent Society for
> >Neuroscience meeting suggests that childhood abuse (emotional not physical)
> >may lead to permenant brain damage:
> >
> >
> >
> >ciao, patrick
> >
> >-------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >Patrick Wilken
> >Editor: PSYCHE: An International Journal of Research on Consciousness
> >Secretary: The Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
> >
> I have long suspected this to be true. It led me to wonder . . . If we can
> confirm this and it becomes accepted as fact, will verbal and emotional
> abuse be punishable by the same laws which deal with physical abuse?
> I used to work in a domestic violence shelter and it seemed odd to me
> that someone could be arrested and jailed for beating someone but
> there was no penalty whatsoever for verbal/emotional abuse. Would
> you have to have a way to verify that neural damage had been inflicted?

Did you know that sneezing causes permanent brain damage? If this is so, why are there no laws punishing people who give other people their colds, flus, and pneumonias? How about holding parents responsible for giving their children predispositions for allergies? C'mon, people pull your heads out.....

Mike Lorrey