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Deviant Minds: The Greatest Artists

The great visual artists that changed how we “read art are relatively few in number and unique in accomplishments. They were often self-taught, obsessed with their work and fought for their beliefs. Without them we would have no “art history” … 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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Violence May be Necessary

PUBLISHED BY AGAVE PUBLISHER LLC           Twenty-four years ago 20 prominent scholars came together in Seville, Spain, with UNESCO support to condemn notions that human violence and aggression are biologically driven behaviors, acknowledging, instead, that the major aspects of violence … Continue reading

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“I could have been somebody.” Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront

AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC Anniversary: One hundred weekly blogs. Happy Independence Day, Del             On June 11, 2007, a story in the Austin American Statesman about 46-year old Randall “Randy” Zandatra caught my eye. Zandatra was finally jailed in December, … Continue reading

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Psychopathy, The Genetic Lamp of Survival

       AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC 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 and scones at Starbuck’s. The strong and … 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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Garden of Eden: Temple of Göbekli Tepe

                        AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC Temple of Gobekli Tepe, Southern Turkey: Natl. Geo., June, 2013 Built 11,600 years ago. Photo: V.J. Musi Klaus Schmidt, a researcher at the German Archeological Institute has spent 17 years excavating an archeological site called the … 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 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: 4

        AGAVE PUBLISHERS LLC A MATTER OF DEFINITION Within the past few days the board of trustees for the American Psychiatric Association will publish the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. There … Continue reading

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