Warrior Gene

Dr. Fallon and other scientists increasingly believe that violent offenders emerge when three factors are combined: several “violent” genes; damage to certain brain areas; and exposure to extreme trauma and poor parental bonding in childhood. In other words, nature and nurture.

via The Wall Street Journal

My oh my. The article is well worth reading, if for no other reason than learning about the Warrior Gene. As we make further progress understanding genetics, I suspect that most human behavior will have a similar story. What happens as we are ever less likely to assign blame or give credit?


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