• Question: Is there something in genetics that makes people eligible to be evil?

    Asked by Ellie :) to Ben, Sam, Rose on 22 Jun 2017.
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      Ben Kenward answered on 22 Jun 2017:

      Yes! Human DNA gives you the potential to be evil! What I mean by that flippant answer is that almost anyone has the potential to be evil, given the right unfortunate circumstances like being brought up by terribly abusive parents, or somewhere like Nazi Germany. Having said that, there are also genetic effects on personality and that means that some people are probably more predisposed to becoming evil than others. But genes can’t fully determine that (or anything else).