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Study of Simplicity and Beauty

Cactus Flower, Night Blossom We move in wonder and contemplation, often far from the concept of usefulness. When we see natural beauty there may be truth and greater understanding. Art is the timeless effort to understand ourselves and the world … Continue reading

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The Grand Prix Circuit and Visions of Death

Sensation seeking is this world’s import and export commodity. If it weren’t so weird why do sensation seekers wear masks, tell lies, hide behind stories, and joust with other daredevils? PUBLISHED BY AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC  FRIDAY’S TAIL Let us have … Continue reading

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The Universal Message of Psychopathy

The Listening Wall PUBLISHED BY AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC     FRIDAY’S TAIL THE UNIVERSAL MESSAGE Again, I stress that we are an evolved species with traits that permitted life and reproduction among the string of ancestors leading us to coffee … Continue reading

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Psychopathy is Part of a Larger Developmental Matrix

            Published by Agave Publishers LLC   We often think of psychopathy as a distinct behavioral deviation that can be clearly measured and categorized. There are lists of known characteristics for psychopaths and specific tests … Continue reading

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Fingering the Criminal: A Handful of Evil

Common behaviors harbor common genes         PUBLISHED BY AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC   Psychopaths share clusters of interrelated traits. For example, among individuals lack of empathy, extreme narcissism, compulsive lying, and impulsive behaviors hang together like five fingers … Continue reading

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Does Violence Spread and Die Like a Disease?

Gary Slutkin, M.D., Epidemiologist PUBLISHED BY AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC My usual pessimism was punctured when I watched Gary Slutkin M.D. on TED (www.ted.com/speakers) discuss new strategies for stopping gun attacks on the streets of America.  Slutkin believes that we have … Continue reading

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Why Evolution Treats Peace Unkindly

EDITED FOR AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC Yukio Mishima: By day, writer on peace; By night, Samuari for war     War is hell, but it is also power in action. War is the base on which empires are built and how … Continue reading

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Testosterone, Emasculation and Vanishing Sperm

AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC    If you are male what can go wrong and how can we change that? Dopamine production may be lowered by long term marijuana use, thus decreasing male motivation and transforming males into Austin Slackers. The evidence is … Continue reading

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Casino Odds May Explain the Evolution of Psychopathy

AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC    Del Thiessen, Editor SOMETIMES THINGS ARE JUST NOT WHAT THEY SEEM Genetically adaptive, psychopathy is an extreme form of human behavior, neither warped nor disordered, just infrequent and enigmatic, looking like a possible throw-back to an earlier … Continue reading

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Neandertal Was a Psychopath and Sensation Seeker

  AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC          The behavioral differences between closely related human species may have been critical for the differential survival of the species. Neandertals were short and stocky and more mesomorphic (muscular) relative to other archaic human species and … Continue reading

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Psychopaths Rising: Unholy Links to Civilization and Destruction

                  Thomas Cole: Destruction: The end of the Apocalypse                                                                                                                                   AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC This forthcoming book is dedicated to the strivers and achievers for individual responsibility and a just life. A general … Continue reading

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The Sword & the Shield Describe Commanding Leaders

The Sword and the Shield                                                     AGAVE PUBLISHERS   THE POLITICS OF THE SWORD We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and define its finer values.                     Tony Benn                     British Labor Leader THE POLITICS OF … Continue reading

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The Deep Sea of Machiavellian Leaders

                Che and Fidel Riding High into History                                         AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC   Two distinct groups of political commanding leaders at the highest levels appear in the historical record, exemplified by Napoleon and other … Continue reading

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The Final Theory of Psychopathy

Illustration based on Robert Hare’s Psychopathic Checklist   AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC           There are many possibilities for understanding abnormal disorders – as with psychopaths and other folks we know, but the distinguishing features of conduct disorder, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), … Continue reading

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Be a Better Dyslexic: 3

Stroop Cognitive Test                                                                                                                             AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC   “Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.”    Oscar Wilde   Old wine in new bottles suggests that dyslexia and psychopathy may not be all that different. … Continue reading

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