How Ancient Greece Managed Serial Killers

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Media Should Treat Killers Like Ancient Greece Did
There was a death penalty law for anyone who mentions a mass killer’s name

For mass killers, no name, no fame — forever
‘…To keep him from profiting by his crime in the way he most ardently desired — and to discourage imitators — the Ephesians passed a law. It imposed the death penalty on anyone who ever mentioned that criminal by name again.

‘Although the millions of people who lived nearly 2,400 years ago lacked what we would call mass media or instant long-distance communication, they certainly communicated — and faster than you would think…’

Jackie Chan Bashes America in Interview
Calls it ‘most corrupt country in the world’
If Chan wants believers, he should also bash his own lunatic China
Excerpt from interview:

‘Jackie Chan: The New China. The real success has been made in the past dozen of years. Our country’s president also admits they have the corruption problem, and some other stuff, but we are making progress. What I can see is our country is continuously making progress and learning. If you talk about corruption, the entire world, the United State, has no corruption?

‘Host: America.

‘Chan: The most corrupt in the world…’

Conscious vs. Unconscious, Habit vs. Non-habit
‘Have you ever driven to work so deep in thought that you arrive safely yet can’t recall the drive itself? And if so, what part of “you” was detecting cars and pedestrians, making appropriate stops and turns? Although when you get to work you can’t remember the driving experience, you are likely to have exquisite memory about having planned your day.

‘How does one understand this common experience? This is the question posed by Professor of Biology, John Lisman and his former undergraduate student, Eliezer J. Sternberg, now in medical school, in a recent paper in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience…’


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