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Originally posted by Faiol
Around 4% of the world population, based on studies all over the world by credible organizations, are psychopaths. (it may be bigger, but thats what we know for sure) One in each 22 in the western society .
Originally posted by WoundedByHonesty
Originally posted by Faiol
reply to post by mileysubet
The guy actually wrote a book, and he actually think psychopaths are a good thing to our society, and will help us evolve. He is not a loser whats so ever, the video is just informative on actually science applied on real life.
So, yeah, congrats, your 2 min analysis of the guy is what makes me not read this board anymore.
But whatever, there are always going to be someone hating.
Count me in amongst the haters. That guy really is a loser. Just because he wrote a book doesn't make him right. If you don't read the boards anymore why do you post?
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by CrastneyJPR
It all depends on how you define what makes a human being a human BEING. Sure we all share the same exterior physical morphology, but is not the human being as much or moreso the domain of personal experience or the interior of a person?
What the OP is saying is that there are people who walk among us who are not real people, just shells of people, who although they LOOK the same, are definitely not the same at all, and who's interior realm is alien to that which the rest of us experience.
It's probably a genetic or evolutionary quirk and a wiring issue in the emotional center of the brain. Problem is, their M.O. could make them very successful within a purely Darwinian framework..
Originally posted by teapot
reply to post by Faiol
Researchers in this field are looking at both genetics and bio-chemistry.
Genetics and biochem inbalances arising from the genetic = nature and bio-chem response to stimuli (life experience) = nurture.
We know already that continuous use of certain psychoactive substances can rewire the brain, sometimes permanently and in those people susceptible, bring about psychosis. So I think it highly unlikely that a similar pattern would not be present in the biochemical synapses of people who display psychotic tendencies.
In my opinion, monsters can be both born and made.
Originally posted by NocturnalPhantom
Demonizing others as sub- or non- human probably says more about your own lack of humanity than anyone else's.
Are you sure it is not a typo? It sure looks like 1 in 2 and not 1 in 22.
I am not sure how else anyone can explain George W Bush receiving 52% vote in the 2004 elections.
Probably they do know it is 1 in 2, but pretend it is 1 in 22 in order to increase their readership; after all, eliminating half the population from a potential interest in the book is bad for business.