posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 08:00 AM
I do not like this at all. First of all, if they could do this, why now? Why not study Charles Manson or some famous serial killers over the years?
If they could figure this out and isolate genes, you would think they'd study many serial or mass killers over the years. Why not the Columbine
Second of all, and this is what I have a HUGE problem with, this could lead to MAJOR problems for people down the line. Just imagine, pregnant women
getting tested for this gene and recommending people abort their pregnancies because they've found the gene? Okay, maybe that's dramatic, but it
could happen! What if they "isolate" the gene and start testing us? Locking us up because they've found the gene? Again, dramatic, but hey, who
knows? Here's the thing. Any of us can have any sort of gene, but it doesn't mean we ARE our genes. Genes can be present, but unless they're
switched on, it's like not having them at all. At this point, we don't know why some mundane genes get "turned on", so what if someone has the
"murder" gene, how do we know it will be "turned on"?
Don't get me wrong. Research is a good, good thing. However, I'm suspect of what this could lead to. Are they really looking for the "killer"
gene? Or are they looking for the "mental illness" gene? If the latter, that could just get very wrong very quickly if in the wrong hands with the
wrong agenda. I'm studying to be a psychologist and although there are many great theories on mental illness when it comes to genetics, we can't
predict crap. We are still arguing how things like GID (gender identity disorder) start, so how do we think we can figure this one out? To me, it's