Letter to the Editor
Mr. Friedman, you recently wrote and posted an article, “Return to the Teenage Brain” on October 8th of 2016. Within the Article you seem to pose several “we might”, “potentially”, and “Possibilities” rather than actually facts or statistics. Many people may arguably wish that they could have a “rewind” button, but they may not think about what could change. The world is an “IF this…. Then that…” world, IF you go outside for an hour THEN you may not get to do your homework, Although the homework may not be done, you possibly made better use of your time by getting away and giving your brain a rest resulting in a better environment to do your homework. This is just a possibility the fact is that with every action there is a equal positive or negative reaction. Throughout the article you ask the wrong questions. you should not ask “how”, nor “what could happen”, but “SHOULD we”. The fact that you honestly ask us as an audience to think and ask ourselves “Do we really want to tamper with them (being our neuro brain cells) at the risk of altering who we really are”(22) is concerning in itself.
Statistics have proven, humans and animals are very similar. On September 1st 2003, LA Times Released an article By: Jeremy Rifkin; A Change of Heart about Animals Where Rifkin talks about similarities between Animals and Humans. As similar as we are; testing on animals can not give solid statistics. We do not understand animals enough to understand how much animals are truly effect. Rifkin Explains that animals and humans are similar as not only humans crave affection but so do animals, but this is not enough we can not first hand understand what and animal truly feels,or how they understand or take trauma. We can not take back our action that we pose now but we can prevent the reactions of the future.