CAN EVIL WITHIN BE MODIFIED OR CURED? riginal.
Discovery Science on television: Subject 'EVIL.' Not much into seriousness but a program hosted by Morgan Freeman on evil was compelling viewing. It dragged me away from watching V8 racing. Would have floored me had I not already been lying on it. Neuro-scientists indicated that a simple brain scan can show up an 'abnormality' which can ascertain whether a certain part of a person's brain will trigger a pathological killer episode, or turn someone into one.
FREEMAN INTRO: "We all have an 'animal' inside us. Evil exists in all of us. We control it by our reasoning and thoughts."
A happily married responsible man with no prior unstable mental issues shoots a group of people from a rooftop. An autopsy reveals a walnut size tumour pressing or attached to that pathogical region which set in motion the tragedy, according to the scientists.
A 60 year old NS related this story. "As a precaution i took brain scans of my immediate family (10) plus my own. A clear abnormality showed up in one. MINE! I laughed, thought it was a mistake. Double checked. My scan was abnormal. I checked way back in my family tree and found a murderer ancestor, I have no pathological thoughts." GO FIGURE!
Clip shows NS driving down the road in daylight to illustrate the difference between a pathological killer's reasoning and 'normality.' "I drive down the street within the parameters of normality. Stick to the speed limit, observe upcoming hazards, acknowledge people." Clip shows NS driving at night time as a backdrop for PK's mental state." I drive along at night...the people I pass are simply "objects." Pretty basic illustration I guess, but easily understood.
The program went into Hitler's reign, mob mentality, riot mentality etc. but I won't go there as it was fairly involved.
A cocaine addict killer is shown a picture of cocaine, a graph of his brain shows full on desire. It diminishes rapidly when a certain stimuli is applied.
Another experiment shows individuals in segregated cubicles with headgear attached to variable minor electrical stimulation. The subject is 'sharing.' At first the graph is full on. Mild stimulation is applied to the brain and a dramatic change for the better re: sharing is the result. The altered sharing pattern lasted 30 minutes.
A young NS explains that 'group mentality' in children occurs at a very early age, alluding that behavioural patterns go as far back as the womb. A non-invasive clip was shown how behaviour patterns in children can be simply modified.
The program ended on a bright note whereupon the 60 year old NS said the availability of nasal inhalation of certain chemicals to modify behaviour re: mental patients and prison patients is now possible. The way he explained it also meant to me that it wasn't a zombie effect. Or,a military "meltdown" process reducing the patient to a gibbering simile.
The above I suppose is a can of worms to be flung round like politics/religion I guess, depending on who believes what.
We all know evil exists within all of us and my opinion is that if prayer & religious belief is not quite enough to 'exorcise' or solve a problem then perhaps it could be helped by the implementation of proven facts about the brain and ensuing help from neuro-science. Maybe it could be a bonus mankind should embrace with caution.
The program dealt with evil but this may not have been the title. Maybe someone over yonder may be able to throw more light on the subject. Very thought provoking. Before anyone starts trumpeting, blaring, and verbally smashing me over the head with their interpretation: if your comments are too outrageous I'm afraid I may have to resort to mild stimulation to restore peace.
Some people go ape and get the wind up over farts for God sake and I notice it is one of the most read blogs? I believe that using advanced technology (a simple nose peg) can at least provide a stop gap measure until the gap stops gassing...? God blast...ummm bless!
Ignore these last comments as I don't wish to put the wind up anybody and hopefully your body will reciprocate as I can't afford a peg. cheers...let's close the communication gap...at least in close encounters of a reverberation kind....no evil doers were expended in this blog...no 'back up' required thanks...