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Old 04-10-2003, 10:16 AM   #75
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Opher-good points. We are all driven to aggression by the same areas of the brain. Stimulation of the ventromedial hypothalmic nuclei can cause rage and aggression. I know it's tough to compare humans and animals since we do not really know if they think-especially given the experiments with apes and sign language. I guess my point was more that humans are capable of killing for pleasure. Some of our basic instincts are basically the same as the animals. Genetics I'm sure plays a role in the mouse killing by the cat on a full stomach.
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