By Charles Don Keyes

Brain secret mild and Dark examines medical types of the way the mind turns into wide awake and argues that the non secular size of lifestyles is suitable with the most clinical theories. Keyes indicates us that the assumption within the solidarity of brain and mind doesn't inevitably undermine aesthetic, non secular, and moral ideals.

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Deceptive behavior This form of behavior is one of the most essential for the survival of reptiles. , a home base, food, mate)” but also to avoid “virtual elimination or death through the actions of others…it requires more guise and ruse to avoid failure than to achieve success” (MacLean 1990:148). The natural markings of certain species are sometimes deceptive apart from behavior. The term “automimicry” refers to superficial resemblances between parts of the same animal. One illustration of this is found in the type of snake that has a “marking on the tip of its tail that mimics the eye in the head” (MacLean 1990:149).

However, one could ask whether deception is ever ethically justified. For instance, is it wrong to lie to prevent murder? Is it wrong, as the ancient Chinese text by Sun Tzu (1971) suggests, to deceive the enemy general in war in order to prevent killing troops and destroying cities? Non-verbal communication Survival depends partly upon non-verbal communication, “prosematic behavior,” as MacLean calls it. Lizards communicate with one another by displays to differentiate between sexes, to recognize and communicate with other members of the same species, etc.

MacLean also cites Morris who “suggests that the breasts of women represent a form of automimicry, giving in face-on meetings the appearance of buttocks” (MacLean 1990:235). Some deception is more explicitly behavioral. MacLean describes female lizards that sometimes “perform enticement displays as though inviting courtship and mating by a male, but will then run away or fight the male off if he takes hold of her” (MacLean 1990:148). Reptilian stalking of prey sometimes includes deceptive behavior, as, for instance, in the way Komodo lizards stalk deer for days at a time or wait in ambush for hours (MacLean 1990:242).

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