Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Short People

Looks like pedophilia may have some genetic base, at least as mediated through chemicals in the womb prior to birth. The average pedophile tends to be shorter than average, part of a general theme associating abnormality with shortness. (I swear this isn’t coming from The Onion.) The importance of this research is, again, the possibility of finding TECHNOCORRECTIONS remedies to some corr sent issues, not to forgive pedophiles or to launch a new hysteria on short people.

A difference in average height is a trait found in other illnesses with biological links. The average difference in height was two centimeters, which is similar to the shorter height associated with schizophrenia or Alzheimer's disease.

Further research is necessary, but this finding re-enforces evidence that pedophilia has a biological cause, possibly related to brain development before birth.

"This research does not mean that pedophiles are not criminally responsible for their behavior," said Dr. James Cantor, CAMH Psychologist and lead researcher on the study, "but the discovery of biological markers for pedophilia has important implications for future study and possibly treatment."

This study adds to previous research from this team that found pedophiles have lower IQs, are three times more likely to be left-handed, failed school grades significantly more frequently, and suffered more head injuries as children.

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