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(h) TROM - 1.3 Environment

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    [ Environment ]
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    "Let's take a look at old Siggy; Sigmund Freud, okay, who has definitely had his run.
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    He says behavior is influenced by parents, dreams, jokes, and sex;
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    not necessarily in that order. Okay, but, what does that say?
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    This Is the environment camp once again, right?!"
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    Many scientific researches have shown an obvious fact,
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    that the behavior of a human being is created by the environment.
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    If genes predispose a certain behaviour but the environment doesn't support it,
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    then that behaviour won't manifest, so in this case, genes aren't important.
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    "We live in a remarkable time
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    the age of genomics
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    Your genome is the entire sequence of your DNA
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    Your sequence and mine are slightly different.
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    That's why we look different.
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    I've got brown eyes
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    you might have blue, or gray;
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    but it's not just skin-deep.
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    The headlines tell us
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    that genes can give us scary diseases,
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    maybe even shape our personality,
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    or give us mental disorders.
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    Our genes seem to have
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    awesome power over our destinies;
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    And yet, I would like to think that
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    I am more than my genes.
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    Likewise, every connectome
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    changes over time.
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    What kind of changes happen?
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    Well, neurons, like trees,
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    can grew new branches,
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    and the can lose old ones.
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    Synapses can be created,
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    and the can be eliminated;
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    And synapses can grow larger,
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    and they can grow smaller.
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    Second question:
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    What causes these changes?
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    Well, it's true;
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    to some extent, they are programmed by your genes.
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    But that's not the whole story,
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    because there are signals: electrical signals,
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    that travel along the branches of neurons,
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    and chemical signals,
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    that jump across from branch to branch.
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    These signals are called neural activity.
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    And there's a lot of evidence
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    that neural activity
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    is encoding our thoughts, feelings, and perceptions,
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    our mental experiences.
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    And there's a lot of evidence that neural activity
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    can cause your connections to change.
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    And if you put those two facts together,
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    it means that your experiences
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    can change your connectome.
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    And that's why every connectome is unique,
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    even those of genetically identical twins.
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    The connectome is where nature meets nurture.
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    And it might be true
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    that just the mere act of thinking
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    can change your connectome;
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    an idea that you may find Empowering."
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    "Did you all hear that question about,
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    the issue about gender being socially created, versus being biological and hormonal?
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    Of course, I come down a bit more on the biological side, obviously, but..
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    I now believe, having come full circle after studying biology for many years,
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    and really believing in the way, that the nature nurture debate, in a lot of ways, I think...is dead,
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    at this point, for the following reason:
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    The brain is very, very malleable;
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    We're all born with male or female predispositions,
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    and then we'll have hormones that increase that circuitry
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    for behavior, which is what a hormone is supposed to do.
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    A hormone's job is to make us predisposed to certain behaviors.
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    However, the way we're raised, for example, little boys:
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    Studies have shown that little boys who were told they're not supposed to touch something,
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    they often will grab it and touch it, whereas a little girl can be given a verbal demand not to touch it.
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    Little boys world-wide are punished more frequently, for, transgressions.
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    Little boys are told not to cry...that they're supposed to, 'Man-Up,' right?
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    Even at a young age, dads sometimes are very very scared if their little boy is...
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    any version of effeminate..behaviors.
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    For example, I remember flying coast to coast with a guy who sat next to me.
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    ..He said..his 18 year old son, when he saw his sister open a present, earlier that week;
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    It was a purse, she'd gotten a purse.
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    She was four years old. And he said, 'Oh, can I have a purse too?'
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    And he said he found himself, like someone had kicked him in the stomach,
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    and he just yelled at his eighteen month old son, 'No, boys don't have purses!'
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    And he was reporting to me this event..and he felt so ashamed and embarrassed afterwards;
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    because he realized that his little boy wasn't expressing anything..about being effeminate or not.
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    So, these things: the way we raise little boys, and we raise little girls,
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    Our brain circuits are so malleable. For example..we weren't born learning to play the piano, right?
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    You do practice, practice, practice.
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    You can retrain brain circuits, to do a variety of things.
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    And..all of our life, we are trained, gender trained, to be more one way or the other.
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    Males: facial expressions for example, when they measure them and put electrodes on them,
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    and show them a grizzly photograph that is supposed to make you cringe and emotional,
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    their facial expressions, versus females, actually showed More emotional response
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    in the time Before it becomes conscious. (Then) right After the one second level when it becomes conscious,
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    they start to freeze down, their facial muscles, for frowning or smiling;
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    in females, facial muscles actually Amplify, and the males' go down.
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    Scientists believe, the hypothesis is, that the males have been trained to suppress, an emotional feeling.
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    So, thanks for the question; it's..a moving target for a lot of our lives.
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    And the ways we're raised, and what we're allowed to do, what boys are (and are not) allowed to do,
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    has a lot to do with how they grow up to be men."
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    Think about the way you act, your facial expression,
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    the values accepted by you, the way you talk, everything,
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    and remember that they are a result of your environment.
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    The human brain has no mechanism to recognise what is relevant or not.
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    CHANTING starts to emanate from background, then intensifies.
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    CHANTING fades, and light ♪orchestral♫ MUSIC begins.
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    [ I’m painting myself,
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    because I want to win a girl. ]
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    ♪orchestral♫ MUSIC continues, no voices.
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    [ That guy’s really handsome. ]
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    [ When we drink blood, it makes us tough. ]
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    [ Tribe meets a white man for the first time... ]
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    ♪orchestral♫ MUSIC slightly fades.
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    There is no such thing as: bad, criminal, lazy,
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    brilliant people, thieves, or racists.
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    Only people predisposed to such behavior;
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    but if the environment doesn't trigger them,
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    the behaviour never manifests.
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    Remember:
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    the human brain has no mechanism to recognise what is relevant or not.
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    ♪orchestral♫ MUSIC resumes.
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    The most extreme case is represented by feral Children.
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    A feral child is a human child who has lived isolated
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    from human contact from a very young age,
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    and has no (or little) experience of human care,
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    loving or social behavior, and, crucially, of human language.
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    Feral children lack the basic social skills
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    which are normally learned in the process of enculturation.
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    For example, they may be unable to learn to use a toilet,
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    have trouble learning to walk upright
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    and display a complete lack of interest in human activity around them.
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    'Oxana Malaya began her life living with dogs,
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    rejected by her mother and father, she somehow survived for six years,
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    living wild, before being taken into care.
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    There are few cases of feral children who've been able to fully compensate
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    for the neglect they've suffered.
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    Oxana is now 22,
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    but her future still hangs in the balance.
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    Have scientists learned enough from previous cases to rehabilitate?
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    For six years, Oxana Malaya spent her life, living in a kennel, with dogs.
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    Totally abandoned by her mother and father,
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    she was discovered, behaving more like an animal,
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    than a human child.
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    For two centuries, wild children have been the object of fascinating study.
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    Raised without love, or social interaction,
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    wild (or feral) children pose the question:
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    What is it that makes us human?
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    Oxana was born in November, 1983.'
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    (female voice)
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    "When the baby girl was born, she weighed 5 lbs., 11 ounces, and didn't have Any abnormalities."
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    Genie had spent 13 years, isolated,
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    in a nearly empty room, devoid of any social contact.
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    Although, not suffering from any mental illness,
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    because of that environment, she behaved like a mentally ill person.
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    She could not create social connections,
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    she could not speak; even her walking was strange.
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    After a while, due to the insistence of others to rehabilitate her,
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    Genie began to express herself through sign language
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    and socialize with people.
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    'They also took responsibility for Genie's therapy,
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    attempts to help her grapple with the horror of her childhood.'
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    "Okay baby, open your mouth!"
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    'In this primitive role playing exercise,
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    Marilyn pretends to be Genie's mother.'
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    "Hurry up! Hurry up, because there isn't any time.
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    Father's going to be angry."
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    'Marilyn tries to ellicit memories of Genie's past.'
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    (Marilyn) "I wonder what you're thinking." (Genie) UNCLEAR RESPONSE.
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    Genie is the extreme evidence of environmental influence.
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    'Despite all she'd been through, Genie's troubles were not over.
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    In her first foster home, Genie was severely punished for vomiting.
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    The experience was so traumatizing, Genie ended up back in children's hospital,
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    where the Rigler's offered assistance.'
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    "You couldn't help it."
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    "So now you're keeping you're mouth closed so you won't vomit."
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    'Genie was afraid to open her mouth.
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    If you do not expose a human being to murder,
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    rape, pedophilia, zoophilia, necrophilia, weapons, racism,
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    then he will not know what they are.
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    It's like trying to imagine
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    a color you’ve never seen before.
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(h) TROM - 1.3 Environment
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TROM (The Reality of Me) represents the biggest documentary ever created, it is also the only one that tries to analyse everything : from science to the monetary system as well as real solutions to improve everyone's life.

A new and ´real´ way to see the world.

"Before the Big-Bang, till present, and beyond."
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