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Originally posted by apacheman
reply to post by soficrow
Would you rather invest with a financial firm that certifies itself sociopath-free or one that doesn't?
Actually, there are clear markers for sociopathy.
From my reading, it's next to impossible to successfully treat a sociopath: they can't be "cured" in any normal sense of the word.
you could probably only assess potential for becoming either.
The complexity of psychiatric nosography and the “simplicity” of molecular genetics
…If the psychiatric field is to be related with the plasticity of the brain, and then to its ability to be reorganized relative to experiences, it seems to be more important to study the relation between genetics and brain plasticity. It therefore seems more significant today, to be raising questions rather than gathering data.
The Developing Brain and Neural Plasticity: Implications for Normality, Psychopathology, and Resilience
… THE BRAIN AS A DYNAMIC, SELF- ORGANIZING DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEM
In present-day neuroscience, information in the brain is viewed as being represented and processed by distributed groups of neurons that maintain a functional interconnection based on experiential demands rather than by a strictly predetermined scheme…
It has become increasingly clear that the investigation of developmental processes, typical and atypical, often necessitates the simultaneous examination of individuals utilizing a multiple-levels-of-analysis approach…
So far as a slippery slope...we already test people for drugs and all sorts of other things. This clearly falls under public safety.
It's a huge jump from a clear test for sociopathy to assigning people to castes at birth.
The test I have in mind is only invoked when someone aspires to a job that gives them power over other people. ...In this case, a capacity to care about others.
Originally posted by kwakakev
reply to post by hawkiye
I know the system is sick, but I am not convinced that writing it off is the best solution. Life is complex and there are many different specialist roles and organisational bodies required to help provide some standards, communication and capability. Sure some roles of the government, police, military, legal and banking have gone way too far with the power games and stresses of the job. When you do want that neighbour to come help out with a break in or other crime, the police do have a lot of good resources and experience. While they may lose it from time to time so would the neighbourhood if it was left to sort out its own mess.
Government and police etc. kill, harm, and ruin more peoples lives who have harmed no one than any other group.