Are serial killers born to kill?

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  1. Debi

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    Biggest brain study of murderers suggests people are born killers

    Are some people BORN killers? Biggest ever brain imaging study of mass murderers reveals they are wired differently

    • Scientists have found chromosome abnormalities in some serial killers
    • A gene known as the Warrior gene may also play a role in psychopathy
    • Kent Kiehl has created largest forensic neuroscience library in the world
    • Found psychopaths tend to have less gray matter and smaller amygdalas
    • Says 50% of brain abnormalities in murderers is caused by genetics
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    So, if the brain is wired differently, can they overcome this trait? Is the soul defective as well, or are these people born soulless as some have said? What say you?
     
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    Are serial killers born?-well, they would have to be born :confused::eek::D
    sorry, couldn't resist lol...
     
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    :rolleyes: Semantics....look for INTENT! lol
     
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    And just for THAT, I changed the title! lol
     
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    I read this yesterday, and serial killers also all have one thing in common, as young children, they suffered physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, or neglect or abandonment. Did this turn the gene on? I'm hinky about purely biological explainations for serial killers. This research could lead to a revival of eugenics. Just thinking holistically.;)
     
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    I do agree with you, Paint. The genetics may be there, but I also believe the soul plays a part in allowing one to overcome the simple genetic code...that free will thing, ya know.
     
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    The age old question , Nature or Nuture? Paintman I liked your comment
     
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    I believe that people are born / inherit certain traits or characteristics or tendencies; that their experiences influence whether these tendencies come to the surface.
     
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    Neuroplasticity suggests that perhaps this is the case.

    As for soullessness, you have heard my two cents on this matter.
     
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    I think we're up to a nickel now...;)
     
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