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February 8, 2013

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Lachie

"If you are a carrier of a particular set of genes, the probability that you will commit a violent crime is four times as high as it would be if you lacked those genes...The overwhelming majority of prisoners carry these genes; 98.1 percent of death-row inmates do."
This was a disappointing misquote by Al gore. The gene that Dr. Eaglemen is referring to is the Y chromosone, Males. 98.1 percent of death-row inmates are males. As he explains in his book, Al Gore decided to omit this.

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