Monthly Archives: December 2014

Protecting Children

Theresa May, the British Home Secretary, is trying once again to set up a politico-legal committee to investigate childhood abuse. This appears to be directed at activities of half a century ago; those subjected to investigation and convictions include many … Continue reading

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Profiling

Profiling is an inherent part of human psycho-behavioural function. The psycho-mechanics are well recognized and a variation of this is the concept of a “heuristic”. Commonly used (and benign) terms such as “typically” “as expected”, ” predictably”, “as anticipated” or … Continue reading

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Critical Mass and Minimal Effective Number

Humans, like all social animals, need to aggregate. This is subliminal and intuitive. As with all behavioural biology the benefits are multiple, but the most obvious are protection and procreation. Genetic evolutionary benefit follows the latter as are protection of … Continue reading

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