Is There Treasure In The Woods?

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I must admit that I’m not the most social person in the world. I am not one to walk up and start a dialogue, especially with strangers. But, usually it is not a lengthy conversation. When I am walking around the’big city,’ I’m going somewhere to do something, and’sitting around on a park bench chatting with the locals’ is not my thing. Nor do I stand out in a crowd… other than my altitude. I do not dress to be seen. I don’t behave to get noticed. I don’t intentionally draw attention to myself. It’s not that I have anything against being observable. Call it leftovers from living a life of being in the shadows.

A lot of this comes out in me when I am working’in the field.’ I am out there for a purpose… generally, treasure hunting, metal detecting, or prospecting for gold. When I’m concentrating on my activities, I don’t wish to be approached, especially if I’m wearing headphones (listening to the nearly imperceptible changes in tone of my metal detector) or working around or under water for gold. I am not paranoid, but in my experience, not everyone is friendly and with good intentions. I’m leery of people I do not know who approach me in the middle of nowhere, particularly if I am looking for or digging up valuables and some stranger walks up needing to know what I’m doing. It’s not that I’m trying to hide either. If I were, I’d enter complete”stealth mode” (A whole other subject). So, when I’m”out and about,” I dress for success… my kind of success.

I cannot tell you how often I go out in the woods only to find streams of people walking the paths dressed like they were trying to be seen from space. Now, I’m not saying there is anything wrong in wearing neon colours, if that’s your thing. If communicating [some kind of] a fashion statement a part of your enjoyment in getting out to the wilderness, by all means do it. As a treasure hunter, doing so has some inherent dangers… particularly if you’re successful or perceived to be prosperous in your hunt.

When I look for clothes and gear for my treasure hunting (in all its forms) actions, I have a couple of basic criteria. First, it must be functional for what’s needed. I decide to blend in. Camouflage is great. I have a good deal of camouflage”stuff.” But, camo is not mandatory. Dark blue… OK. Dark orange (like a fall”burnt orange”) – OK. If I’m going to wear it, take it, or use it, I want it to NOT draw attention… to me or it.

Among the easiest things to spot is a bright non-natural color against a naturally coloured backdrop. Fortunately, there is a large selection of excellent quality clothes and equipment that manufacturers make in earth-tones… many of which also come in vivid colors (if you choose to do so). Fleece for warmth, Gortex for rain evidence, Instructions Ive Written For Other Wildlife Ops, 400 Denier nylon for durability. All of them come in”subdued” colors. There are other technologies for contemporary fabrics besides these three, many of which are great. But, whatever it is, I select’subdued.”

Now for one piece of contrary advice. Always… and I mean always… carry something which is blaze orange, signal red, or “very bright.” Why? If you get hurt. If you get lost. If you are marking a location for aircraft or rescue parties, you need to have something that they can easily place. Keep it handy in the bottom of your rucksack, or carry a cut down version on your cargo pocket or a pouch in your canteen belt/knapsack. But, carry one.

The primary intent of getting out’from the woods” while treasure hunting is to have a great time. If part of that’good time’ is bringing people so you can interact and do some public education while working, by all means”Dress for Success.” If, however, you’d rather not have audiences around watching you discover, dig, sluice, and find jewelry, coins, and gold, then I urge my type of”Dressing for Success.” So, here’s to seeing you (or not) outside on your next treasure hunting adventure!

Violence and Other Human Predations

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Human sexuality appears to frighten most people, with a few exceptions among the more prone to creatively inquisitive discoveries. From the individuation of personal freedom and liberation, bio-sexual evolution to get more profound levels of understanding provide the basis for a more uninhibited frame of transformation. For the bolder inquiry, on the trek of human sexual behaviour research, as related to this plot of anti-social behaviors, another philosophical perspective diverts from mainstream beliefs. Here, the”philosophical perspective” infers that beyond the world of the”hard sciences”, many other perspectives are exactly that, a matter of opinion based on doctrine.

From a particular”school of thought” or philosophical premise, this sphere of conjecture includes criminology, sociology and psychology. Unlike hard sciences such as chemistry, biology, physics, or astronomy, the”pseudosciences” as mentioned previously, focus around philosophies of varied perceptions. With respect to criminological applications, such is a matter of one opinion versus another, since the crime laboratory, or the forensic sciences employ scientific validation to credible proof.

So called”schools of thought”, which may not be legal in an adversarial legal context, and fail to achieve courtroom admissibility as clinically accepted, potentially bias or otherwise prejudice the investigative procedure. Nonetheless, with relevance to classical criminology, some take the view that violence, translated from a psychosexual personal basis, transcends individual liberation into a mortal free will expression of horrific inflictions. Within this psychodynamic collusion from multidimensional thought, the perpetrator willingly crosses societal boundaries where most draw defensive lines.

Psychosexual instigation, at the basis of human essence, as the proposition goes, in respect to counterproductive behaviors, are likely to be within the perceptual frame of every action a person commits on the planet. Where some are prepared to experiment by crossing the civil social demarcation, many aren’t for an assortment of self-serving reasons. Investigative viewpoints about people killing people span a diverse philosophical spectrum which encompasses diverse philosophies. Again, these opinions are based on theoretical points of view for scientific approval or validity require continuous skeptical inquiry. The generalization is that killing a part of sexuality.

Killing, whether or not a metaphorical expression or actual infliction, humans are very interested in killing someone or something. Self-destructive and deceptive, the human species can be very cunning when it comes to the damage of another human, or animals and the environment. Why not , take a wider viewpoint of inflicting death or destruction? Make the idea apply to the complete range of humankind’s malicious treatment of others, in addition to all life forms on the planet.

As a symbolic exhibition, various kinds of”killings” occur every day. In real portrayal, as in murder for instance, all manner of human destruction occurs throughout the world. In this writing, the symbolic and real character of killing takes on a huge variety of human actions. To use one’s creativity with an”open minded” perspective, a wide range of activities can be applied to the extent and depth of murderous behavior.

From a narrower historic viewpoint, some may argue that a nation-state sanctions homicide as justifiable for numerous reasons. From those illegal degradations against fellow persons, there are many philosophical mitigations in the complexity of nature-nurture explanations. Of the several schools of thought that reflect more than a century of debate, the argumentation as to the cause-effect dynamics remains complicated. Often ignored is the related intricacy of human sexuality.

While some gambits of attempted explanation are quite adamant, opposing speculations are quite compelling. In an adversarial multisystem of jurisprudence, as the U.S., behavioral problems are constantly arguable, as competing perspectives can provide opposing view. Irrespective of the perspective, persuasive scientific investigation remains elusive. Diverse and contentious, sometimes serious and often foolish, there are a lot of”expert” opinions relative to the amative nature of causation.

For those from the pseudosciences, as criminology, sociology and psychology, egoistic intentions prevent serious diagnosis. From the simplistic to the complex, probable explanations concerning human species”sexualization” for murder array from the biblical to the medical. Yet nothing is exceptionally definitive or certain, as to any stretch of reasonable scientific substantiation. For more than a hundred years to the present, the discussions rage on, and keep one of a multifaceted diversity of perspectives.

The inability of alleged”social scientists” to discover the one and only definitive causal link between mental activity and criminal atrocity remains mysterious. At any rate, nothing suggested herein should be accepted without a healthy mature sense of rational skepticism. The presence of such widespread interpretations testifies to the fact that there is no simple answer. Concerning classical criminology, there is no trouble free easy to understand elucidation that adequately explains the salacious seduction toward murderous behaviors. Human thinking is extremely intricate. Yet, that hasn’t prevented the self-promotion of one school of thought over another, as some assert a specious and frequently nebulous conjecture in the hallowed halls of academia.

Primarily, two significant schools of thought present competing interpretations. These can be called the classical and positivistic viewpoints. One of the latter, there are numerous variations on the exact same theme. Some of these views are more intriguing than others are. For the classicists, there are no explanations or mitigations, such as poverty, being poor, bad parenting, or other contrivances of socio-economic and political intrigue. Succinctly stated, people commit crimes, and particularly heinous crimes, to achieve gain over danger, with the goal of maximizing personal pleasure at the expense of others.

From other assorted schools of speculation, the contrived postures of academic orientation, absent real-world practitioner based experience, ought to be approached with a healthy sense of suspicion. Human killing and other aggressive violence prone actions should encourage the necessity of critical inquiry. Therefore, hedonistic tendencies for pleasures derived from antisocial actions infer the adverse alteration of a person’s sexuality. Translated into dangerous behavior, as in assaultive aggressiveness, violence can be said to mirror a perpetrator’s purposeful dysfunction concerning his or her sexual intricacy.

Everyone is free to think whatever he or she so desires. That reinforces the tenets of the classical, rational or alternative models of criminality. By contrast, there will always be alternative views that would argue to the contrary. This writing on the web could care less what someone else chooses to consider human potential for violent behaviour. The focus stays within the frame of thinking processes as related to the freedom of choice. Of which, that comes from 40 years of study and analysis.

Nonetheless, in this philosophical adventure, criminality, and by collusion human behaviour in general, is the willful complicity within the thinking processes, devolves illicitly with purposeful aims toward the salacious gratification by perpetration of counterproductive acts. From 1 investigation perspective at the federal level, some researchers within a behavioral analysis unit have concluded similarly in one particular element of criminality with regard to murders. That is, in the case of”lust murder”.

In this aspect of a single perspective, that of”social psychology” as a theoretical construct,”lust murder” suggests what some consider an obviously apparent representation of sexual conflict, and indicates the aggressive action of strong sexual aspects. To narrow the definition to match a select set of homicidal inflictions, researchers provided that such criminal behavior reflected a serious”sexual element” in the sequence of actions leading to the murder. Other investigators after a similar pursuit point to the concept of”erotophonophilia”, or attaining sexual pleasure by murdering another.

To bring the diversity of perspective down to a basic reference point, why limit the definitional criteria to those incidents where the victim suffered bodily mutilation of genitalia, crime scene posing or other bodily cuttings? It would seem appropriate to extend a broader depth in the entire scheme of criminogenic factors. Seemingly, one might read into the narrower focus that human sexuality is such a strong element that is stays scary, taboo and disturbing to a lot of people, including investigators. This would be a fair concern in light of the fact that everybody brings biased self-interests, along with subjective validation, to each investigative endeavor.

By contrast provided here, the criminal event, in particular the homicidal actions, implies the extraordinary and diabolical nature of sexuality in varied devolving perpetrations. Maladaptive behaviour reflects in the infliction of violent acts, maybe what could be termed the”diabolis sexualis”, or sexuality weaponized. Yet, in the earlier view, a more restrictive framework narrowed the theoretical construct to suggest”lust murders” are limited by the indicators of”attacks on sex organs”. When that is observed, some would claim that the horrific commission reflects maladaptive sexuality. However, differing with that is an overall sense that every murder is”maladaptive sexuality’.

The dysfunctional aspects of someone’s bio-sexual nature transitions from dream to ideation, to contemplation and then to intentional fact, is potency for horrific inflictions upon other people. Therefore, murderous behaviors are committed in the simple to the complex and cover a range of bizarre expressions. For the perpetrator, as a matter of acting upon purposeful satiation, every chance is probable. From cannibalism to necrophilia, there are no limits concerning the variations a person can injure someone else. Self-gratification pursues diverse forms of behavior.

Nevertheless, the various assortment of theoretical formulations of a single school of thought or another, pervade the social landscape. From criminology to psychiatry, together with psychology, and throw in anthropology to sociology across the way, many have postulated a variety of so-called”specialist” explanations. Of which, all boils down to an opinion, absent the sufficiency of scientific validation beyond any doubt. In the process, the depth of investigation typically remains within a shallow context of philosophical opinion. So far, going deeper in the quest of cause-effect complexities devolves primarily to simplistic presumed answers.

But, undaunted the pseudosciences have been quite successful in promulgating many different hasty generalizations, usually prefaced by fallacies of inference, which potentially influence public policy. Politicians and pundits aren’t the most dependable repositories of such conjecture. As a result, such alleged”insights” are not always positive in character for the whole of the species in general. Regrettably, pretending the presumption of wisdom and understanding is dangerous.

Regardless, many broadly interpreted deterministic misconceptions about criminal behaviour have become so ingrained in modern society, turning back a hundred years of socio-political influence by the pseudosciences is hopeless. Mainstream society considers what it wants to believe regards of proof. In several college criminal justice textbooks for example, chapters on rape and murder, as well as others acts of violence, including war, genocide, etc., at best present historic references of restricted subjective commentary. Any hint of anything closely connected to the prospect of a”seduction to crime”, or”malevolent sexuality”, is barely mentioned.

Moreover, in most research regarding the criminality of violence, subjectivity of the researchers tends to favor”typologies”, or”tagging” certain behaviours using a delineation toward a narrower specificity of specific behaviors. Influential of course, are previous works that support primarily anecdotal recitations. Additionally, there is often an effort to separate behaviors, or otherwise subdivide human activities into categories rather than pursue a broader perspective on the”sexuality of criminality”.

As a holistic sense, the integration of a totality of person, wherein the biological character is not different from the psychic intricacies supplies a universal conception of cause and effect. As an example, in a study conducted in 2003 and presented in a journal on human behaviour, the authors sought to compartmentalize the matter of”sexual homicide” as part of a specific scheme of behaviour within the context of a specific type of psychopathic offender. Instead of a portion of the whole, the act becomes separate.

Accordingly, in a more constricted or stricter pattern, whereby”lust and cruelty” become pleasurable extensions away from the offender, the intention seems to take homicidal dreams as some form of deterministic externality abnormal to the person.

For a more inclusive conceptualization of human violence, it appears applicable a generality could be assembled that includes all manner of criminality. In particular, the sexuality of homicide would be applicable to all forms of violence and express the primal reality of the person. As to murder, to say that all killing is an expression of sexuality, or the pleasurable expression of deliberate thinking processes, are a more feasible in the ongoing studies of human nature and associated criminality.

Much conjecture that permeates society with misleading claims about human criminality have a tendency to fall within the frame of a sociological perspective, or a form of psychological determinism contrived by external motivating factors. Externalities of cause-effect typically deflect to the superficiality of simplistic notions arguing excuses for criminal behavior. A”single concept”, or”singular notion” of what caused the violent inclinations often manifest in hasty generalization. Sometimes cleverly disguised these include the usual”demonic possession” speculations in a contemporary context. Sexuality remains scary, confusing and mysterious for most people.

For all the pretenses and fakery of transparency, openness and alleged higher educational statuses, discussing the sexual nature of humans is a sensitive subject for most people. In a collegiate setting for instance, were an expectation of open discussion and critical analysis may be anticipated, the most confusing, misunderstood and suppressed topic of question usually comes up around matters of sensuality. Nevertheless, the requirement of scientific inquiry concerning illicit behaviors, especially in instances of violence, necessitate the assessment of sexual motivations. Data is critical.

Within the area of criminology, where actual science crosses paths with”pseudoscience”, or the more comfortable term,”soft sciences”, philosophy attempts to assess the behavioral implications along with a scientific foundation for forensic analysis. Crime scene investigation requires scientific validity. By contrast, the philosophy is the particular school of thought of the criminal justice practitioner, like the various fields of criminology, psychology and sociology to name a few.

Oftentimes, problems arise when”soft core philosophy”, say in a subset of psychology for example, attempts to be”hardcore science” as in a real science. An opinion that cannot be proved by scientific investigation, say by a blood test, or an x-ray, is basically someone’s opinion. In a court, opinions are arguable. In addition, counter to the accepted mainstream philosophies pretending to be among the sciences, the key is at the foundational stages of the thinking processes. Such things of”brain” versus organic physiology stay elusive. Philosophical inquiry brings with it individual prejudice by means of subjective validation. Regrettably, specious conjecture is easily accepted.

From fruition to infliction, choices are made because of individualized prurient initiation of desired self-gratification, for gainful purposes in a variety of personal interests. While the”sexuality of violence” is found in several of criminal studies, the novelty of ideation in general isn’t a prolific stage of discourse. From dream to fruition, with purposed intention through ascertained attention, it is suggested herein that the sexuality within each person is the instigation in violence perpetration. For many, it’s too scary to have an open discussion about any aspect of human sexuality. Because of this Immaturity that reigns significant in society, in-depth discussion is challenging.