labelee has to say, the latter because of fear of the consequences of being so labeled. When this occurs, labelers miss an opportunity to test their beliefs against contending ones; labelees miss opportunities to rethink their positions; and all remain more ignorant than they would otherwise have been. Science has never, and can never, make progress this way. 1
I wish to gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following scientists who read all or part of various drafts of my manuscript and offered many useful suggestions and much constructive criticism. These men and women are specialists in the fields indicated: Dr. Garvin Chastin (neurophysiology), Dr. Alfred Dufty (physiology and endocrinology), Dr. Laura Edles (theory), Dr. Lee Ellis (biocriminality), Dr. Russell Ott (molecular and behavioral genetics), Dr. Mark Snow (cognitive assessment and learning), Dr. Mary Stohr (sex-role sociology), and Professor A. Robert Corbin (evolution of family systems). I have endeavored to incorporate all criticisms and suggestions offered by these scientists into this work. Any errors or inconsistencies that remain are entirely mine.
Special thanks to my wife, Grace Jean, for her constant love and support. Gracie, this book is dedicated to you.