2/3/14 BRAIN Behind Seahawks

Seahawks owner Paul Allen NFL's richest owner, net worth estimated by Forbes at $15.8 billion
profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/ 2014/ 01/ 31/ paul-allen-sings-the-praises-of-russell-wilson-richard-sherman/

The Microsoft co-founder could conceivably own about a third of the NFL if he chose to
www.forbes.com/ sites/ monteburke/ 2014/ 01/ 31/ an-interview-with-seattle-seahawks-owner-paul-allen

The Rise of Severe Brain Injuries
...In 2012 players suffered 1,496 severe injuries...the highest total in the study which goes back to 2004, and the frequency of severe injuries continues to rise. The NFL would like to believe the game has been made safer through changes to equipment and rules and that the increase in severe injuries is the result of better treatment. So far, data analysis does not support that, but more changes are coming to the league.From the Saints’ Bountygate scandal to the suicide of retired star Junior Seau...

NFL Doctor Says Disease Is Overstated

Junior Seau, who committed suicide in May, two years after retiring after 20 years as one of the premier linebackers in NFL history, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) neurodegenerative disease found in dozens of deceased former players, five brain specialists concluded, that can lead to dementia, memory loss and depression..CTE is a progressive disease associated with repeated head trauma ...Seau who also played for Miami and New England, was never listed as having had a concussion...More than 4,000 former players are suing the NFL in federal court, alleging the NFL ignored and denied the link between football and brain damage, even after CTE was discovered in former players

Finance capital iconizes its brainy Paul Allen

Allen's Seattle Brain Institute preceded, and advances, the new US BRAIN genomic neuroscience project, descendant of US eugenics/Human Genome Project. Its justification, based on public diplomacy/strategic communications media hysteria about an alleged connection between "shooting massacres, gun violence and mental illness" . The ACA "healthcare reform bill funds mental evaluation and treatment for all massively expanded Medicaid patients (Robert Edwin Hatton, Jr., "Is Compulsory Human Sterilization the Long Sought Solution for the Problem of Our Mental Incompetents?" 23 Kentucky L. J. 517]

Allen Institute for Brain Science
Allen’s Plan to Reverse-Engineer the Human Brain
In 2003 Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen built the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. With laser-equipped microscopes and custom brain-slicers, the institute has mapped the brains of mice, monkeys, and humans, showing which genes are turned on—and where—to better understand neural phenomena....in 2012 Allen ponied up... more to aim the institute at a narrower more ambitious goal: complete understanding of how the mouse brain interprets visual information...they’ll have to go beyond static gene maps to watch a living brain in action... track electrical activity in neurons—not just in one mouse but many... high-throughput electrophysiology, it’s the sort of big-science approach the federal government is pushing with the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies initiative (BRAIN),which the Allen Institute has been instrumental in planning..."...I basically polled a bunch of scientists about how to move the whole field ahead...consensus formed around doing a complete genetic assay of the mouse brain...industrial-scale science where you bring together a team focused on producing a database just like the Human Genome Project did... to instrument the brain at a very fine level of detail, measure all parameters—from cell type diversity to the electrophysiology—in the mouse visual system, and from that, reverse-engineer how it works...for breakthroughs in understanding cell communication and information flow in the visual system... We’re not focused on disease pathologies we’re trying to focus on basic science. If we understand the basic science, that will help bring treatments forward" Allen said...

  “There is today one state in which at least weak beginnings toward a better conception [of immigration] are noticeable. Of course, it is not our model German Republic, but the United States. I have studied with great interest the laws concerning prevention of reproduction by people whose progeny would, in all probability, be of no value or be injurious to the racial stock.”
1924, Hitler, Mein Kampf

The US Eugenics - Nazi eugenic connection in Nuremburg Nazi war crimes trials: Nazi defense quoted Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in the 1927 Buck v. Bell trial: “It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind...Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” [Holmes-Laski Letters 249 (M. Howe ed. 1953), p. 658, cited in Mary L. Dudziak, "Oliver Wendell Holmes as Eugenic Reformer: Rhetoric in the Writing of Constitutional Law," 71 Iowa L. R. 833

Ten years after Virginia passed 1924 sterilization act, Joseph DeJarnette, superintendent of Virginias Western State Hospital, wrote “The Germans are beating us at our own game”
Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1934

feeble attempt to exonerate the fascist science basis as just 'a dark episode in DNA based genetic science'
Ethical, Social and Legal Implications Research Program, Funded by a grant from the Human Genome Project
Eugenics Record Office, Cold Spring Harbor, the center of American eugenics research from 1910-1940 archive http://www.eugenicsarchive.org/eugenics/

Advance Magazine Publishers Inc., doing business as Conde Nast Publications, Inc., publishes consumer magazines, business-to-business magazines
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Allen Institute Chief Scientific Officer's cool "science"
A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious
t’s a question that’s perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from?...according to Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science... consciousness arises within any sufficiently complex, information-processing system. All animals, from humans down to earthworms, are conscious; even the internet could be...biologically all animals have complex physiology, not just humans, at the level of a grain of brain matter, there’s nothing exceptional about human brains...Integrated Information Theory...assigns to any brain, or any complex system, a number denoted by the Greek symbol Φ that tells how integrated a system is...an information-theoretical measure of consciousness of any system with integrated information different from zero has consciousness...
What Koch proposes is a scientific version of an ancient philosophical doctrine, panpsychism...psyche — consciousness — is everywhere...Ultimately, there’s a point beyond which there’s no further regress (ed: in philosophy, defining something in terms of itself). We live in a universe where, for reasons we don’t understand, quantum physics simply is the reigning explanation. With consciousness, it’s ultimately going to be like that. We live in a universe where organized bits of matter give rise to consciousness...with that, we can ultimately derive all sorts of interesting things: when a fetus or a baby first becomes conscious, if a brain-injured patient is conscious, pathologies of consciousness such as schizophrenia, consciousness in animals. And most people will say, that’s a good explanation. If I can predict the universe, predict things I see around me, and manipulate them with my explanation, is what it means to explain. Same thing with consciousness....

WIRED dramatizes Boston Bombing false flag fable...visualizing the Super Bowl
One of the Boston bombing legacies will be officially ushering the United States into the modern epoch of Betty Crocker explosives: Follow a recipe in Inspire, al Qaeda’s online magazine
American civilian bomb squads have long focused on coping with the single bomb, the truck bomb, the next Oklahoma City or 9/11. But events in Boston showed the limitations in this thinking. In a mass bombing, there is an added burden besides simply disarming the devices found by others... the bomb squad will be called to prevent further detonations in the very midst of the attack, slashing through chaos and terror by hand, while coping with the deluge of false alarms...A post-Boston final exam will soon look a lot different. Instead of a nuke at the Super Bowl, how about: Six small bombs already detonated, your job is to find seven more—among thousands of bags—while the bomber hides among a crowd of the fleeing, responding, wounded, and dead....

3 exciing books: Exploding the Gene Myth, Ruth Hubbard Not in Our Genes, by Richard Lewontin The Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould,

Biologists have known for a long time that gene expression is complex, that DNA does not determine biology, let alone other characteristics of physical and mental health, behavior and intelligence. Nevertheless, over the years, genetic deterministic dogma has become enshrined as the prevailing paradigm... manifested on a large scale in the pursuit of the Human Genome Project...The application of DNA ideology led to a problematic construction of race, sexuality, and intelligence seen through a lens of genetic determinism fostering the belief that our physical and mental well-being are pre-programmed, reflecting the composition of our individual DNA...that enhances a sense of inevitability and forecloses efforts at promoting social justice....

The Myth of the "Athlete" Gene , by David Epstein, Sports Illustrated, May 2010
Predictive Testing: A Pandora's Box by Sujatha Byravan, India Together, Dec. 200
The Gene Illusion: Genetic Research in Psychiatry and Psychology Under the Microscope by Jay Joseph, 2004
The DNA Era by Richard Lewontin, GeneWatch, Jul-Aug 2003