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Scientists discover a 'violence gene' that turns some children into video game addicts - and say it
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13:12 EST, 20 February 2014 | Anna Hodgekiss

Posted on 02/20/2014 6:31:32 PM PST by BenLurkin

Parents recorded how much violent media children were exposed to and researchers took DNA samples of children at birth.

They found that children with the particular gene variant were far more likely to watch violent TV shows and play games such as Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty.

Previous studies have shown that children are in part influenced by what their parents watch.

However, this is the first study to look at the possible genetic influence of what children choose to watch.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: crime

1 posted on 02/20/2014 6:31:32 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

well this may be true

i have two genes that have great effect on me

the “i want a beer” gene

and the

“i want to see sometin’ nekked” gene


2 posted on 02/20/2014 6:35:08 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: BenLurkin

Hmmm, any progress on finding that “violence gene” that causes the “knockout game”, or “youths” and “teens” to get into so much trouble?


3 posted on 02/20/2014 6:35:24 PM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: BenLurkin

Next the government will want this gene removed from the pool.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 6:44:37 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: BenLurkin

Scientist Smientist.


5 posted on 02/20/2014 6:46:05 PM PST by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: BenLurkin

Soory “scientisrs”
but TV wasn`t invented til 1920`-30`s but genes had been around thousands and thousands of years already-
long long time.

morons.


6 posted on 02/20/2014 6:50:42 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: BenLurkin

And what did they do before video games?? See the problem!!


7 posted on 02/20/2014 6:56:41 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: bunkerhill7
but TV wasn`t invented til 1920`-30`s but genes had been around thousands and thousands of years already- long long time.

People have been watching violent entertainment for millennia. It could very well be a gene that predisposes people towards liking violent entertainment. However, liking violent games does not mean a person is violent.

8 posted on 02/20/2014 6:57:12 PM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Nope...You’ll get special help at school. The school will get extra money. They will hire a physciatrist and analyst and two aids, pay them some ridiculous salary and everyone will be happy.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 6:58:46 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: BenLurkin

So all the other people who bought/watched violent video games DID NOT have this gene. That had to be the majority. So the study proves what?? Lotta cr**. Wonder how much someone got paid for this GENEous discovery.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 7:04:50 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Next the government will want this gene removed from the pool.

Ever read Ted Dekker? Moral series, government remove all emotions except fear genically from every citizen. Leaving fear allowed them to control people.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 7:06:12 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I meant mortal series

Next the government will want this gene removed from the pool.

Ever read Ted Dekker? Moral series, government remove all emotions except fear genically from every citizen. Leaving fear allowed them to control people.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 7:07:22 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Sacajaweau
 ”And what did they do before video games?? See the problem!!”

Go to the amphitheater and watch the Christians get eaten?

13 posted on 02/20/2014 7:10:59 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
You joke, but don't think they haven't looked down the road on genetics.

Just think in XX number of years: All mankind is "controlled and genetically mapped". You are a leader in this brave new world. You, or someone close to you, comes down with some rare disease or needs an organ transplant. Assuming we can't grow them, you turn to the Department of Genetics and have them look up one of the drones that is a genetic match for your needs. Next thing you know, you or your family member or crony is doing fine, and the drone is short a kidney (or lungs, or heart).

Don't think it can't happen? Ask a Holocaust survivor or a descendent of one...

14 posted on 02/20/2014 7:17:08 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

I don’t joke, actually. The government would love nothing more than to genetically manipulate the general public. There is nothing it fears more than a populace with both the will and the means to defy it. It sounds like conspiracy theory type stuff now, but I know very well what happened in Nazi Germany, that it might still be going on today had Hitler not been stupid and declared war on the entire planet. I know what happened in the Soviet Union. It is foolish to think it won’t happen again, especially with the better technology.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 7:30:20 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: cdcdawg

Related to having an IQ between 65 and 80?


16 posted on 02/20/2014 7:32:46 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: BenLurkin

Um, we have known this for some time, its called a “Y” chromosome!


17 posted on 02/20/2014 7:34:19 PM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

related to low I.Q. and poor impulse control. It also might strongly correlate with very high self-esteem.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 7:36:26 PM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
The Nazis would have loved this technology.
What better way to insure the purity of the Aryan Race.
But then.......
Imagine testing Hitler and finding out he was half woman or Jewish.

I also see perfect beautiful mulatto people in the future.
Has anyone noticed the beauty product commercials of late.
They seem to avoid anyone who is “ too white or black”.
They definitely really seem to avoid really dark people. Why?

19 posted on 02/20/2014 7:46:27 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: BenLurkin

What’s wrong with a violence gene? Either you have to have the capacity to commit violence, or somebody else has to have the capacity to do it on your behalf. Otherwise, you will probably not survive. Even Christ displayed violence on at least one occasion, and allowed some limited violence on another.


20 posted on 02/20/2014 7:52:13 PM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: cdcdawg

I’ll remember not to cut you off in the buffet line 8^)


21 posted on 02/20/2014 7:54:11 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: right way right

There’s no such thing as an “Aryan race” actually. Hitler was incorrectly referring to Indo-European speaking people, but language does not a race make. The Nazis held all sorts of false beliefs, including Social Darwinism. And they were constantly lying to the people. Socialists dream about a population of sheep that can be effectively manipulated, with themselves as the sole moral authority; which is why they’re also always trying to do away with God, like the Democrats today.


22 posted on 02/20/2014 7:54:39 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: BenLurkin

Well, just don’t get between me and the banana pudding, or it’s go time! LOL


23 posted on 02/20/2014 8:02:18 PM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Thanks, well there we have it, just one more similarity between democrats and Nazis
to educate people about.
24 posted on 02/20/2014 8:19:14 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: right way right

Of course, any comparison to Nazis is considered unfair by the nice librerals, and instead we’re supposed to forget everything that happened in 1930’s Germany. It’s over-the-top to suggest history might repeat itself.


25 posted on 02/20/2014 8:26:18 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: exDemMom

I doubt it. Otherwise it would be a “BAD SEED “ WORLD [cf movie] which is illogical wherein all mankind is predisposed to evil by genetics.
It`s a non-sequitur.

It also is contrary to the FREE WILL of man.

Devil`s Advocate: it is in the genes. No one is responsible for his or her actions since it is controlled by genetic structure.

DETERMINISM has been disproven hundreds of years ago.

Sorry the argument for genetic predisposition to violence is false.

If everyone has the gene, mankind has no free will and is a unaccountable and not responsible for all his/her actions.

The argument has no legs to stand on.

Carried to its logical conclusion, the argument states that:
viz All criminals in prisons must be set free because their violent behavior was caused by watching violent scenes in movies tv etc.- It is a genetic abnormality and therefore they are innocent victims of their own DNA - This way they can blame their parents for the violent actions their offspring committed.

Gimme a break- even a 3rd grader knows he is responsible for his own actions, good or bad.

The knowledge of good and evil, remember?

The genetic argument for video-induced violence does not hold water.

“children reach the “age of reason” by the tender age of 7”
-University of NY Child Psychology Dept


26 posted on 02/20/2014 8:37:18 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: BenLurkin

Wow. This explains my predisposition to eating pills and ghosts, smashing barrels thrown by apes with a hammer, jumping on pyramids and changing cubes different colors, blowing up Death Stars, shooting landers that turn humanoids into mutants, destroying Robotrons in the year 2084, blowing up vector tanks, shooting asteroids, serving lots of beer to customers for measly tips, killing Zaxxons, shooting who knows what kind of beasts that crawl from vector tubes, hatred of Vaxxians, and whole lots of other issues I had back in the 80s ... And don’t even get me started on various pinball machines that corrupted me ... Hopefully welfare will cure my problem.


27 posted on 02/20/2014 9:02:50 PM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: bunkerhill7

>> DETERMINISM has been disproven hundreds of years ago.

I’m thinking at least 20 hundreds of years ago...


28 posted on 02/21/2014 2:02:53 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Glad to see someone else looking further down the road than the next zero scandal. You’re observations on Hitler and crew are right. Their arrogance lost them the war, and don’t think that point was lost on the current crop of totalitarians. They have taken their time to farrow the ground so that moral compass that stopped the Nazis is negated now. We are in deep doodoo...


29 posted on 02/21/2014 3:06:19 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: BenLurkin

As a young boy, we had toy guns and would pretend blast our friends until dark....then we would stand guard duty and patrols
Back then there was a outlet for boy to be boys.


30 posted on 02/21/2014 7:23:57 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

My boys had them, none of the 3 every used a real gun to harm anything but a practice target paper or a deer when they got old enough to hunt.

My middle child was a developmental delayed by 4 yrs, at 16 he was equal to a 12 yr old. No voice crack yet, no peach fuzz.

He was ambushed within site of our home with just the RR tracks blocking the site, and beaten to death with a 4x4 fence post, by a sociopath seeking the thrill to see what it felt like to kill. Drug all his friends to the site to brag, then stood on top of the RR track hill and watched the PD investigate. When some one pointed him out, he ran, got caught. I spent the next 2 yrs sitting in a court room 1 day per month until they plea bargained 1st degree down to 2nd, with a range of 10-30 yrs, he was given 20. Even threatened to kill any one who testified against him FROM JAIL I fought the first of 6 parole hearings just 10 months later. Eked out 14.5 yrs until he maxed out his ‘bad behavior’ time. He now walks the streets of TN a free man, my Jeremy lies in a cold grave.

Which is why my husband made me learn to shoot and get my permit.

PLEASE HELP GET THIS 8 YEAR OLD LITTLE GIRL THE JUSTICE THAT HAS BEEN DENIED HER FOR 20 YEARS, THE GOVERNOR’S EMAIL ADDY IS AT THE BOTTOM.

END THE SENSELESS APPEALS PROCESS!
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/dec/20/millington-death-row-inmate-loses-bid-to-reopen/?print=1
This is going on 20 years of appeals. DNA & confession proved he did it.

He raped, strangled to death with her OWN SHOE LACES Nicki Read and then threw her body in the river. Even helped hunt for what was thought to be a missing child. The INJUSTICE system does not give a flip how much money or grief it causes the victim’s family to have this crap delayed and delayed, and then finally some anti-death penalty justice will void the sentence and give life with parole, which means more grief to fight the suckers. And criminals have MORE rights that the victim or victim’s family!
Governor Bill Halsam has yet to set a date or sign the death warrant, ask him how long Nicki’s mom has to wait for justice.
bill.haslam@tn.gov


31 posted on 02/21/2014 8:03:18 AM PST by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: bunkerhill7

Genetics determines a lot about you—your basic personality traits, your intelligence, your aptitudes, etc. You have free will, but your choices are shaped by the genes you were born with.

I am, by genetics, a strong introvert. I have no control over this, I was born this way. Hence, it is unlikely that I will ever choose a career in telemarketing or door-to-door sales. By my free will, I chose a career that minimizes interactions with strangers—that is compatible with my genetic predispositions.

I will say that there is a predisposition to aggression. How that aggression is directed is a matter of how a child is raised. A kid who plays violent video games does not become violent as a result. A kid can become violent if he is raised in an abusive family.


32 posted on 02/22/2014 7:05:25 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

This is all BUllSHshIYT- I was introvert til age 25 then became a salesman by accidently forced to find a job and watched people making money just by TALKING, became totally extroverted, when I found out I could make lotsa money by just talking to people..

This gene scheme is pure BS crap.’

One should remember from biology that genes cannot be changed except by radiation and genetic manipulation. The rest is determined by ENVIRONMENT> BIOLOGY 101

Any 3rd grader knows this.

It`s called TRAINING and practice practice practice.

If you offer lotsa buck to any person who discovers they can sell and make lotsa moola just by talking to people- their personalities change overnight. Zomeboody evidently has no experience in the business world, and it ain`t me.

Like I reiterate this is pure BS because no one has quoted any studies on introverts that became extroverts- if no obverse, no converse-
It`s a very flawed supposition and has no legs on which to stand. PURE BS -
if there is no Control B, Control A is invalid.

I know of several introverts that started computer ,high tech & internet companies. Immediately after the smell of money came into their company their whole personalities changed and they became the greatest extroverts , etc.because they know they could sell their ideas and make LOTSA MONEY -
This is pure BS what you are advocating,.

I personally for 20 years know a founder of nVision, since he was a kid, totally introvert but became the greatest multimillionaire salesman for nVision once he saw the buck rolling in..

I personally know a girl who was totally introverted scientist, always studying, experimenting- but when she discovered she could raise millions of dollars by her discoveries- no problem -she`s right up there on the podium totally extroverted to speak to her SHAREHOLDERS>

BULSHT gene scheme is what somebody is preaching here
Zomebody is full of crap and it ain`t me.

been ther done that.


33 posted on 02/22/2014 8:03:41 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: bunkerhill7

Do you have children? If so, have you ever noticed that each one of them has a distinct personality—despite being raised by the same parents in the same environment? Personality is shaped by genetics.

The idea that human beings are born as identical blank slates waiting to have whatever written on them was discarded decades ago.

Introversion/extraversion are inborn traits. An introvert *can* speak in public—that does not mean that he or she is an extravert. What it means is that the person MUST have a period of alone-time to rest after being social. As I said before, I am a strong introvert, and that is not going to change. Despite that, I often give briefings, sometimes to audiences of hundreds. People tell me that I am very good at it. However, at the end of the day, I need time alone to recover.

I can guarantee you that I am not salesperson material. It doesn’t matter how much money can be earned like that—it won’t happen. Most people do not have the qualities that make good salespeople—which is why companies that depend on aggressive sales tactics are always trying to recruit salespeople. The question is, would I be able to take you, a high-powered salesman, and make a conscientious and careful laboratory technician out of you? Do you have the qualities needed to learn sterile technique, to run the same tests and assays hundreds of times and analyze the same results? Would you be as excited to see the results the thousandth time you ran the assay as you were the first time? If you do not already have the inborn qualities that make a good scientist, no amount of training will give them to you, period.

The genes that guide formation of the neural circuitry are as individual as the genes that control your eye color, hair color, blood type, height, body shape, etc. Whether you have an aptitude for mathematics or prefer squishy subjects like English or sociology, if you are athletic or a total klutz, whether your IQ is high or low—these are all genetically determined features of your brain. Where environment comes in is after recognizing that a child has certain aptitudes, and then training the child to make the best use of them.


34 posted on 02/22/2014 11:13:21 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

Some people never go out into the real world and try to do diverse things- they just read books.

I was salesman, a nuclear researcher at a national lab, A q/a q/c tech. a laser technician, a CEO, a manufacturing manager, a skin cancer research associate for 4 years working with 2 major universities, a post grad teacher of engineering studemts-

did EXPERIMENTS from ` 1980 to 1990`s on plant ionic fluidic electrochemistries- a marketing manager, a distribution saleman etc

One does not appear to not to have any real world experience in the real govt., business and corporate ladder world at all- and it ain`t me- Sorry but humanity cannot be pigeon holed.

My sister was a organic lab experimenter for 10 years, raised horses, became a head of govt agency enforcement- taught university- she conducted experiments but was never an introvert-
My other sister was water pollution control lab researcher and did experiments for 15 years= she ain`t no introvert lemme tellya
.What a bunch of BS s being proffered here...
.


35 posted on 02/22/2014 11:46:46 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: bunkerhill7

Nothing you have said in any way negates the influence of genetics on a person’s personality or preferences. In fact, you are providing a great example of just how different people are from each other—which would not be the case if genetics did not determine our basic personalities. Just the fact that you seem to think that the prospect of earning lots of money is enough to turn anyone into a salesperson, while I can’t imagine *any* incentive compelling enough to want to go into sales illustrates that concept quite clearly.

Isn’t it the case that people buy certain breeds of dogs because they want specific temperaments in their pets? How would that work, if temperament were not genetically determined?

BTW, just because my life experiences are different than yours does not mean that I have no experience in the real world. I have plenty of real-world experience, thank you very much.


36 posted on 02/22/2014 12:44:04 PM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

Evidently someone here has never been around opportunities to earn big bucks, and it ain`t me coz MONEY CHANGES PEOPLE- and U KNOW IT! One hears this all the time here-
“Oh as soon as she married that rich husband of hers, she completely changed” -”She`s not the girl I knew before!”

“Oh as soon as he won the lottery for millions of dollars, he changed-” Gimme a berreak!
MONEY CHANGES PEOPLE>
- n Gimme a break-

Sorry but people do CHANGE!
Webster defines an introversion as:

“1. directing one`s attention within oneself
2. Psych. Interest directed inward; a propensity for finding one`s satisfactions in the inner life of thought and fancy.”

All one has to do is google “Finally came out of his shell” to see how much BS crap this is.

Coz up here it happens all the time viz
“Oh did you hear about so and so? He finally came out of his shell.” “Really?- wow! I woulda never recognized him!”

Someone is living In lala land and it ain`t me/


37 posted on 02/22/2014 1:06:26 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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