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·Anonymous B — 10 months ago, 13 minutes later, 13 hours after the original post[^][v]#183,650
you can't expect me to understand these rape threads....as the idea of wanting to rape someone is as foreign to me as say...someone asking me in some kind of outer space language about inter-gallactic electromagnetic fields in another galaxy..
+Anonymous D — 10 months ago, 2 hours later, 16 hours after the original post[^][v]#183,670
You do realize that straight men are responsible for the most rapes and murders, right? More adult women get raped than children. Do we instantly say "What is wrong with you straight men?", of course not, because there are literally billions of heterosexual men, and it would be retarded to stereotype all of them due to the actions of a handful. Equally, it is retarded to stereotype all pedophiles as rapist/molesters just because a handful hurt children. Most pedophiles do not rape kids or hurt them in any way. Please think about this, thanks.
Sorry, bud, but the error is yours. The error is precisely why you fail to understand.
Psychopaths rape and kill, not pedophiles. It's the lack of empathy that causes these tragedies.
Moreover, the proportion of psychopaths among pedophiles is at most the same if not smaller than in the general population. If anything, pedophiles have heightened empathy compared to "regular" people.
+Anonymous F — 10 months ago, 9 minutes later, 18 hours after the original post[^][v]#183,689
@previous(E) > Moreover, the proportion of psychopaths among pedophiles is at most the same if not smaller than in the general population. If anything, pedophiles have heightened empathy compared to "regular" people.
You have no evidence of that.
+Anonymous H — 10 months ago, 1 hour later, 20 hours after the original post[^][v]#183,704
In psychological terms, true pedophiles - also classified as Exclusive Extrafamilial Pedophiles - are clinical psychopaths (which is, incidentally, the main reason why they cannot be rehabilitated). They often have no preference between male and female, as long as their victims are prepubescent and easy targets. Although not all true pedophiles molest children, they are far more likely to act upon their fantasies than the average male, and very likely to kill if there is the possibility of being caught. In addition, they feel no empathy for their victims and no guilt over their actions (convicted pedophillic child-molesters often freely admit that they will offend once again once they have served their sentences).
Numerous studies have noted the following amongst true pedophiles:
1. A higher incidence of left-handedness.
2. Lower IQ, poor academic performance, and difficulty in memory retention.
3. Significantly smaller physical height than the average male.
4. Greater incidence of childhood head trauma resulting in unconsciousness.
5. Lower volumes of white matter in the various brain centers.
6. Documented indifference to adult sexual imagery, confirmed by fMRI studies.
7. A strong (but so far unconfirmed) possibility of genetic causes.
Impossible to tell via the internet, but nobody on this board seems to meet these criteria.
·Anonymous H — 10 months ago, 1 minute later, 1 day after the original post[^][v]#183,748
"A person with an antisocial personality disorder, manifested in aggressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior without empathy or remorse."
True pedophiles exhibit most of those characteristics (or all of them if they act on their fantasies). The various psychological researchers who linked pedophilia with psychopathy in their studies understood the definition perfectly well.
Thank you for proving that neither you nor your source understand psychopathy, yet throw the term around to your hearts' content. This is proof of ad hoc "reasoning", so your conclusions (and your sources) are fallacious.
·Anonymous H — 10 months ago, 16 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^][v]#183,848
Psychopaths and sociopaths are capable of mimicking emotions, often giving the impression of great empathy. However, this is almost always done to their own benefit and is totally egocentric in its execution. True pedophiles are capable of developing elaborate strategies to gain access to children; eg gaining parental trust, undertaking volunteer work, promoting humanitarian causes etc. However, their goals are entirely narcissistic and they are incapable of feeling remorse when their actions cause suffering in others.
·Anonymous D — 10 months ago, 4 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^][v]#183,873
Why would a pedophile, someone that by definition loves kids want to murder one and then dump their dead, naked body in a public place? No-one does that to someone they love, not even pedos. Please stop dragging our name in the mud by incorrectly labeling psychopathic child murderers as pedophiles, it's not fair.
Yeah, and law-enforcement agancies (at least in the USA) also take psychics seriously. Some angents in major law enforcement also believe and "have proof" that sexual abuse of minors is part of a Satanic conspiracy.
Law enforcement agents are in their owerwhelming majority not scientists, so their use of pseudoscience does not in any way turn it into science.
Your logical reasoning is substandard. Do you realize that every one of your replies has been an appeal to authority? This is a logical fallacy in which your argument depends only on the source(s).
Regardless of whether I read something in tabloids, the fact that police use some knowledge to solve crimes does not in any way make that knowledge true or valid in any sense of the words. All it says is that they try to use it to solve crimes. Even if it turned out to be useful in solving them—which remains to be seen—you cannot extrapolate this useflness into scientific validity of any kind, much less apply this erroneous "conclusion" to an entirely different matter: namely judging and condemning a large swath of the general population.
>@184,029(H) > > Your logical reasoning is substandard. Do you realize that every one of your replies has been an appeal to authority? This is a logical fallacy in which your argument depends only on the source(s).
·Anonymous H — 10 months ago, 18 minutes later, 4 days after the original post[^][v]#184,375
The studies conducted by researchers such as Mihailides et al, Louanne Lawson, Cohen et al, Wilson & Cox etc can also stand on their own merit. It should also be noted that nothing in Hare's criteria contradicts their conclusions regarding pedophile psychopathology.