“Lead Researcher Jorge Ponseti from the University of Kiel in Germany says now it may be possible to diagnose pedophiles before they are able to offend.”
This is currently being referred to as an ‘abnormality’ and hopefully will remain to be seen as something outside the ‘norm.’
The study found that:
“The human brain contains networks that are tuned to face processing, and these networks appear to activate different processing streams of the reproductive domain selectively: nurturing processing in the case of child faces and sexual processing in the case of sexually preferred adult faces. This implies that the brain extracts age-related face cues of the preferred sex that inform appropriate response selection in the reproductive domains: nurturing in the case of child faces and mating in the case of adult faces.”
My only fear is that this kind of research could just as easily be used to support the claim that Pedophilia is somehow ‘natural’ or ‘okay.’
In a world without any kind of moral compass, where could this kind of research lead people?
I shutter to think…