gene related to violence?

Alexander Berezin berezin at MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA
Tue Nov 7 17:14:23 EST 1995



On 7 Nov 1995, Michael Gregory Abel, University of Tennessee wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Nov 1995, Alexander Berezin wrote:
> > On 7 Nov 1995, Barbara Germon wrote:
> > 
> > > Does anyone know of research being done to identify a gene thought to
> > > cause a predisposition to violent behavior in humans who have it?  If so,
> > > where could I get more information?
> > 
> > For someone who is NOT in genetics the above question
> > (and thousands other loke it) gives some reason to 
> > question seriously the very fabric of modern science:
> > 
> > "Now it all in genes (DNA, or you name it): cancer,
> > violence, IQs, homosexuality, etc, etc"
> > 
> > 100 years ago it all was in a shape of your skull 
> > (phrenology).  DNA well may be a fad of today which
> > will be laughted at as an "omni-explanation" tomorrow.
> > 
> > Its time for some cold water om molecular genetics.
> > 
> > Alex Berezin  
> 
> Ramble......ramble.....ramble.....
> 
> What the hell are you trying to say with this diatribe?
> 

What I want to say is that when they identify
"violence gene" than next step they will find
that some [ specific groups ] have more of them .....
(need further references ?). In short, pseude-science.
Alex Berezin
 



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