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Virginia Tech Victims Of Cho Seung-Hui’s Innate Evil, Not Guns

by | 19th, April 2007

IN looking into the reason why Cho SEung-Hui killed at Virginia Tech, Barbara Oakley, a professor of engineering at Oakland University, tells the New York Times :

“It’s long been in fashion to believe that people are innately good, and that upbringing and environment are responsible for nasty personalities. But research is beginning to show that mean, sometimes outright evil behavior has a strong genetic component. Some of us, in other words, are truly born bad.

Researchers at King’s College London have recently determined that if one identical twin shows psychopathic traits, the other twin, who coincidentally shares precisely the same set of genes, has a very high probability of having the same psychopathic traits. But among fraternal twins, who share only half their genes, the chance that both twins will show psychopathic traits is far smaller. In other words, there is something suspiciously psychopath-inducing in some people’s genes.

What could it be? Medical

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