Worse Than Having No Teeth?

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Research has been done on animals of the type which naturally both parents are involved in the care of offspring.This reseaerh was to determine what happens when the father is removed. An interesting article was written by  Shirley S. Wang and is linked in the Quote below.

“Neurons have branches, known as dendrites, that conduct electrical signals received from other nerve cells to the body, or trunk, of the neuron. The leaves of the dendrites are protrusions called dendritic spines that receive messages and serve as the contact between neurons.

Dr. Braun’s group found that at 21 days, the fatherless animals had less dense dendritic spines compared to animals raised by both parents, though they “caught up” by day 90. However, the length of some types of dendrites was significantly shorter in some parts of the brain, even in adulthood, in fatherless animals.

“It just shows that parents are leaving footprints on the brain of their kids,” says Dr. Braun, 54 years old.

The neuronal differences were observed in a part of the brain called the amygdala, which is related to emotional responses and fear, and the orbitofrontal cortex, or OFC, the brain’s decision-making center.


Much attention has been given to the tragic case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, usually implicating  Zimmerman as the culprit, but as more details emerge it seems unlikely that this is true. When considering who or what should be implicated in this tragedy it is important to keep an open mind to discern what led this unfortunate young man to behave in a way that led to his death.  If  George Zimmermans’ account is true, even if his own poor judgement led to the attack, after being knocked to the ground, and while having his head pounded he just may have believed that he would be badly beaten, even to death. I don’t know what conditions were like in Zimmermans’ neighborhood but have heard first hand accounts from Jacksonville by a man I have known my entire life. His account of gang activity is startling. The most dramatic being that of laying between his bed and a wall while bullets passed through the front door! The police are no help, so I am Told.

At the time of the attack Trayvon was visiting the home of his Father and his fathers’ girlfriend. We are told that Trayvons’ father was involved with his son, but is the compromised involvement of parents living apart adequate for the proper development of a human child? 

Subsidies cause increases in subsidized behaviors while taxes are used to discourage others, and though I have no knowledge about the economic circumstance of  Trayvons’ families, I am quite certain that our social safety net is subsidizing a proliferation of Fatherless Homes. Housing projects display this and create ghettos where the unfortunate children are the norm and intact families are anomalous. Could our own government be creating monsters with its’ generosity? Do you remember when gun manufacturers being threatened with product liability lawsuits were prominent in the news cycle?  This insane violence seemed concentrated in these government run ghettos. My comunity is well armed and violence is rare.

It is entirely possible that Trayvons’ parents neglect left him unable to cope with his own species.

It is entirely possible that your generous donations, through taxation, are being used to create more such monsters.

The disability of children deprived of their birthright, An intact home with both parents present, is  Worse Than Having No Teeth!