Re: Brain Changes seen in Gay Sheep, U.S. Study Finds

Posted by Pasti on Mar 15, 2004 at 22:06

Re: Brain Changes seen in Gay Sheep, U.S. Study Finds (peep)

Now,biology is not my field, and I am completely out of my environment,so I apologize beforehand for any imbecilities I might say.

Reading peep's posting, it reminded me of a theory in criminology.If anyone needs further details and names,I could dig out more.

In studying the evolution of crime and types of crimes,it seems that the following theory emerges (keep an open mind since there are loopholes in the theory, due to obvious lack of data):the type of crimes have evolved such that their object has always been the immediate necessities for survival, as percieved in every historical epoch.

That is, people have first killed for food,then, when food was not a problem anymore for clothes, and so on and so forth.And the type of crime changed with the "next" immediate necessity.
However, modernly, all the necessities of life (at least for most people) are withn easy reach, and the amount of time necessary to obtain them has decreased in historical perspective.
This process has left a lot of time to kill, so to speak, for the individuals in the society,and as a consequence,the types of crimes have evolved from "survival crimes" to "entertainment crimes", including, of course, sex crimes,rapes,the familiar friendly neighborhood sniper and serial killer, and so on and so forth.
However,no biological/anatomical correlation is done in regard to the evolution of the criminal behavior (of course, excluding Lombroso,phrenology and similar).

But this sounds very much like what peep was suggesting, the influence of habit and habitat in a certain sense.Which only seems to affect human behavior from more directions than one.

What it means for humans?What does it say about humans?I would say not something very encouraging.

To be malicious,I would say it means that some are behaving like a herd of sheep, but joke aside,this type of studies was long overdue.

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