posted on Jun, 19 2015 @ 07:30 PM
a reply to: Astrocyte
It is true that the emotional environment (and other factors including genetics, diet, pollution) are powerful inducers of physiology. If all parents
were as educated as you appear to be in this area, well it would be closer to a perfect world. Fundementally however, the general masses tend to be
self consumed with imediate needs and daily personal affairs in a mental microcosim of family and friends, rather then the intellectual development
which would drive the potential of all humanity.
The reason we have a death penalty, is that it exonerates the ethical and intellectual indolence of the average person. It is the final resolution to
unchecked human compulsion, which is implied and even encouraged in a free and "liberal" social framework. A fabric of mass neglect and abuse that
leads to irreversable ruin.
It is not a deterrent for those whose reasoning is overcome by extreme, unquenchable compulsions, but more of a tool to hedge against social chaos
among the insecure masses.
It wouldn't be logical to abolish it despite the popular ignorance, neither would it be feasable to expect a world full of selfish, short sighted
individuals to suddenly experience a psycho-spiritual awakening, as few apparently have, acting methodically and intentionally within the scientific
revelation you've described.
I will only say that its brilliant and that I am famliar with the general conclusion of the data. Nevertheless, people have the need to feel a sense
of security and justice in the cohesiveness of trust. In this case I am an advocate of the death penalty for its balancing social effect. But of
course I would prefer to live on a planet where most people held their consideration of life in a higher standard of knowledge.
I'm certain that there is such a planet somewhere in the galaxy.
edit on 19-6-2015 by Gianfar because: corrections