The kettle calling the pot black…
In what may turn out to be one of the most perverse revelations pertaining to the mayhem at Aurora, Colorado is the fact that shortly before James Holmes dropped out of the University of Colorado‘s medical center is the fact that he had been planning on conducting a seminar on how the tiniest bits of genetic material could signal psychiatric and neurological disorders.
Thought widely now to be experiencing his own kind of neurological transgression the former neuroscience Phd student if anyone must have had an acute awareness of his deteriorating mental state or at least the agitation of it given that he specialized in such matters.
What immediately comes to mind is the former drug addict who now doubles as a counsellor to troubled addicts, yet in this case James Holmes never got to offer any guidance to anyone and quickly pulled out before he could. Perhaps it was a situation of releasing the absurdity of being in a position to document on such matters when he himself was acutely aware of his own mental demise.
dailybeast: The professor who ran his course on the biological basis of psychiatric and neurological disorders is a prominent member of the medical school’s department of psychiatry. The two student-led seminars scheduled immediately after Holmes’s seminar were on psychosis and paranoid delusions.
Amidst all this neuroscience, nobody seems to have imagined that Holmes might be plotting an added, extracurricular seminar in psychiatric disturbance for the whole world to behold. Part of the lesson is that not even the keenest students of the mind can predict that a colleague would soon be charged with dressing up in body armor.
In the aftermath of the tragedy students and teachers at the school’s Center for Neuroscience gathered to discuss what nobody could have foreseen. Offered one teacher off the record, ‘that James Holmes had been strangely quietly.’
One can only imagine what was going through Holmes’ mind as he clutched at the trigger yesterday over and over at the unsuspecting souls that lay randomly in front of him.
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