So, sociopaths, what do you want? Widespread knowledge of true human diversity or to kill us all? / Psychopathic Science

So do you want to come in from the cold with your own ‘we’re here and we’re queer’ type declaration, maybe ‘we’re here and we’re non-empathic sociopathic’?  Or do you want to loose a fatal flu bug?

As background for this post, please see “It [sociopathy] is human biodiversity like homosexuality”.  A commenter both declared him/herself a dissocial and also said “we’d do fine without you [empathic normals].”  His/her desires seem split.

Robert Hare, PhD, was invited to cover sociopathy on several TV shows.  However he turned it down, saying it would have been a circus.  His own comments are no longer online, however Robert Herzc (on Hare’s site) had this to say:

He’s been asked to be a guest on Oprah (twice), 60 Minutes, and Larry King Live. Oprah wanted him alongside a psychopath and his victim. “I said, ‘This is a circus,’ ” Hare says. “I couldn’t do that.” 60 Minutes also wanted to “make it sexy” by throwing real live psychopaths into the mix.

http://www.hare.org/links/saturday.html

It’s a pity that he didn’t take them up on this.  It would seem that the producers sought to feature the seeming normalness of the psychopaths.  (I should note that Herzc’s entire article is well worth reading.)

Meanwhile over in Holland.

A virus with the potential to kill up to half the world’s population has been made in a lab. Now academics and bioterrorism experts are arguing over whether to publish the recipe, and whether the research should have been done in the first place.

­The virus is an H5N1 bird flu strain which was genetically altered to become much more contagious. It was created by Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, who first presented his work to the public at an influenza conference in Malta in September.  http://rt.com/news/bird-flu-killer-strain-119/

“It [sociopathy] is human biodiversity like homosexuality”

Exactly.  The above quote is from commenter faintsmile1992.

Some people are born with Devonian polydactyly or a tapeta lucida, others are born with empathy deficits and it does not make us monsters,it is human biodiversity like homosexualityhttps://pathwhisperer.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/the-psychopathic-personality-and-human-evolution-and-why-cant-women-recognize-psychopaths/#comment-65086

She also wrote,

And of course we (I am diagnosed Dissocial) do not want to ‘go the way of Downs Syndrome babies’. Would you like to see people with empathy go extinct? Most vertebrates lack empathy, we’d do just fine without you.https://pathwhisperer.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/pws-1st-subterranean-sociopathy-problem-of-vast-social-impact-sociopaths-as-a-pillar-of-the-anti-abortion-movement/#comment-65082

I believe every reader of this currently knows individuals who are sociopathic.  Most would have one or two in their extended families (out to the first cousin level).  This would support a percentage of a 5% sociopathic population (1 in 20, though much higher among stock traders).  People just don’t realize that this kind of human diversity exists.