History of violence - Which is you?
Posted 10/25/10 , edited 10/25/10
I was doing some research on impulses and the brains power of genetic memory, and I learned that in studies, if you had 2 smart rats do a maze, they would run it pretty well... Then the offspring of those rats would run that maze faster, and if you had 2 stupid rats run a maze they would do poor, but their offspring would also do better at running the maze.

It is said that genetic history of events imprinted into the psychological process, can effect the future generations. So say you are form a lineage of people who advocate peace and never did violence you would be more inclined to be a peaceful person, even if you were put through tough times. but if you had a lineage of violence and war, and brutality, you would be more inclined to follow your bloodlines footsteps if you went through tough times. Now that has no absolute affect on whether you as a person would adopt violence, but the odds of it happening through bad times is more likely overall then someone without a violent lineage.

Also it has been shown that people who have lineages in countries that have had terrible histories of violence, brutality, and war, were more inclined to become serial killers due to situations that drive a person to adopt violence. The brain remembers the adrenaline and anger that builds up through psychological processing and is heavier than in someone with a peaceful lineage, so the fight or flight response is heavier tilted towards reacting in a forceful manner. It could be said that the brain actually remembers violence through generation to generation. Similar to how some people who have a family member in the family history who was afraid of spiders because they scared or bit them, then the offspring would probably be more afraid of spiders then somebody who didn't have this in the family history...

In a sense, it is probably a process to adapt to ones surroundings, like how certain species evolve to handle certain climates, where in another climate it will look very different then in another area because it may not need the same traits that protect the species in a different location. It can be seen as evolution of adaptability to bring the odds of survival higher. When the evolution continues and become so radical that you see almost no similarities, in the animal kingdom, it becomes classified as a different species altogether.

This can all be related to things like how families with strong histories of cancer are more likely to have children who will have cancer, and other similar genes that are passed down.

So if you had.

Subject A - This person has a lineage of pacifism...

Subject B This person has a lineage of war and violence...

If subject A and B were raised in identical and terrible manners developing their thought process the same harsh ways and learning the same morals, subject B would be more inclined to have fits, bursts of anger, and possible homicidal tendencies than subject A.

It has also been shown that if you raise a half a litter of puppies to be attack dogs, and then the other half of the litter to be assist dogs, the attack dogs offspring would be easier to train into the new attack dogs then if you tried to drain the offspring of the assist dogs into attack dogs.

This study doesn't effect will power so even if you are more violently inclined, you can still 'choose' to be non violent.




Posted 10/25/10
:L ^^ haha~ this sounds cool but can you plz simplify it ><
Posted 10/25/10 , edited 10/25/10

CandyPopShop wrote:

:L ^^ haha~ this sounds cool but can you plz simplify it ><


Humans evolve to become more violent, or more peaceful, depending on whether their history/conditions deem it necessary to be violent in order to survive. If you have a bloodline history of much war, and brutality, you may be more inclined to violence because your brain believes you need to be able to react to hostile situations in a violent manner in order to survive.

In a sense, you are bred to be more aggressive to survive, because your genetic history remembers that down the bloodline, it was crucial to be quick to act, and violent in order to survive harsh conditions.

Moral teachings, and upbringings effect what kind of person you are... But even without being brought up by your parents in a certain way, certain traits are innate that determine how you act to certain situations... This creates grave moral dilemmas if say you were brought up by stern parents who said always turn the cheek no matter what, but at the same time, you had a genetic history of violence... You may lose control and fight despite your upbringing.

However with willpower, that is not 'certain'. Remember regardless of you lineage, you are you, and you make decisions for yourself, even if you get tempered, upset, or pushed over the edge easier than others.

I was always taught to turn the other cheek, but in the end, I ended up getting in a ton of fights during school from people blowing my fuse. As I grew up, through experience, I gained better control of my anger. Possibly because my willpower taught my mind to not be so quick to act in certain situations. I also learned that I have a strong bloodline that goes into Ukraine, which has a very blood torn history of violence.
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Posted 10/25/10
So your question is if we have a tendency to be violent in certain situations and if that violent nature is due to our lineage or the environment that we were brought up in?

For me, I'm never violent and neither of my parents are but we have a short temper in our family (me, my parents and my siblings... even my grandma I think O.O) so our fuse is very short but our anger only takes a verbal form and never physical. Say NO to violence!
Posted 11/7/10

varnlestoff wrote:


CandyPopShop wrote:

:L ^^ haha~ this sounds cool but can you plz simplify it ><


Humans evolve to become more violent, or more peaceful, depending on whether their history/conditions deem it necessary to be violent in order to survive. If you have a bloodline history of much war, and brutality, you may be more inclined to violence because your brain believes you need to be able to react to hostile situations in a violent manner in order to survive.

In a sense, you are bred to be more aggressive to survive, because your genetic history remembers that down the bloodline, it was crucial to be quick to act, and violent in order to survive harsh conditions.

Moral teachings, and upbringings effect what kind of person you are... But even without being brought up by your parents in a certain way, certain traits are innate that determine how you act to certain situations... This creates grave moral dilemmas if say you were brought up by stern parents who said always turn the cheek no matter what, but at the same time, you had a genetic history of violence... You may lose control and fight despite your upbringing.

However with willpower, that is not 'certain'. Remember regardless of you lineage, you are you, and you make decisions for yourself, even if you get tempered, upset, or pushed over the edge easier than others.

I was always taught to turn the other cheek, but in the end, I ended up getting in a ton of fights during school from people blowing my fuse. As I grew up, through experience, I gained better control of my anger. Possibly because my willpower taught my mind to not be so quick to act in certain situations. I also learned that I have a strong bloodline that goes into Ukraine, which has a very blood torn history of violence.


for me, i;m kinda in B
i can only ever think of violence ever though i'm a girl.
i'm cool tempered depending on how i feel when i wake up in the morning.
but when someone asks for a fight,
i will hurt that person.
to prove i abide by my rules and nobody elses^^"
hate me all you want ppl.
at least i have dignity
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