Did Adam Lanza’s Genes Make Him a Mass Murderer?

Why did Adam Lanza enter Sandy Hook Elementary School and murder 26 people? The parents of their dead children, educational officials, the police, and mental health experts are trying to find Lanza’s motive. What set him off?

Blame for Lanza’s grotesque criminal act is being shifted to some form of mental illness, easy access to guns, violent video games and even a dysfunctional family. The latest is that he feared that his mother would desert him to a mental health facility, so he killed her and showed his rage by killing 26 more people at an elementary school.

If we follow the trail of science, we will come to a very uncomplicated reason why anybody commits what we call “murder.” It’s no longer up for debate. Adam Lanza did what he did because of his DNA. There was no mental illness, because there is no mind, only electrical impulses flashing about in a glob of cranial gray matter.

If all the circumstances of the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School were taken to a socio-biologist, not one of them could ever say, given the operating assumptions of evolutionary science, that what Adam Lanza did was morally wrong. Atoms are not moral entities. Consider these comments by John Naisbitt in his book High Tech High Touch:

“Decoding the human genome and the philosophical underpinnings of that quest are forcing a deep reexamination of what it means to be human. Theories of genetic determinism—that our genes determine not only our physical makeup but also our sexual preferences, our levels of aggression, and possibly even our propensity to be religious—are causing theologians to examine their ideas of free will, the human need for religion, and the very existence of God.” (115–116)

Richard Dawkins, considered to be the most articulate of the New Atheists by those who believe that we are nothing more than matter in motion, makes it clear that “In the universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, and other people are going to get lucky; and you won’t find any rhyme or reason to it, nor any justice. . . . DNA neither knows nor cares. DNA just is, and we dance to its music.”

In Dawkins’ evolutionary world governed by morally ambivalent DNA, “thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear, others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. It must be so.”[1]

David Livingston Smith writes, “Our brains were shaped the same way as the organs of every organism that has existed in the four and a half billion years since life began on earth.” Smith goes on to argue that humans should not set themselves “apart from the rest of nature.”[2]

Socio-biologist E. O. Wilson assures us that genes “feel nothing, care for nothing, intend nothing.”

Let’s say that Adam Lanza did not kill himself in the aftermath of his bloody assault and John Naisbitt, Richard Dawkins, E. O. Wilson, and David Livingston Smith were called as witnesses for the defense. How would Adam Lanza’s attorney present his case? He would tell the jury that given the testimony of these eminent scientists whose views are taught in every school in the United States, there is neither moral wrong nor criminal liability in anybody’s actions. Lanza did what he did because he evolved that way. His genes determined his levels of aggression. He’s like thousands of animalsthat kill other animals every day.

I realize that most people don’t like to see the logic of these ideas, but they are there. The sooner we recognize that young people today are being fed the lie based on science that “unfeeling, uncaring, purposeless, selfish genes” can “generate beings capable of moral qualities such as feeling, caring, intention and selflessness,”[3] the sooner we’ll see our nation regain its moral sanity.


Notes:
  1. Richard Dawkins, “God’s Utility Function,” Scientific American, 273 (November 1995), 85. []
  2. The Most Dangerous Animal: Human Nature and the Origins of War (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2007), 63. []
  3. Steve Wilkens, Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics: An Introduction to Theories of Right and Wrong, 2nd ed. (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2011), 83. []

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  • James White, M.D.

    Blaming evil on "mental illness" is the sorriest excuse imaginable to this old physician. And by invoking "genetic control" have the sodomites, pedophiles, and countless criminals sought the popular shelter of "victim's group." Under this tent, they cannot be attacked, and often get a government check every month to boot.

    Recently come to this old physician's attention is that the "mental health professionals" (modern day words for "sorcerers of liberal witchcraft") are writing a new version of DSM ("Diagnostic and Statistical Manual" of mental disorders), which when I finished medical school classified homosexuality as a serious mental illness, before the winds of reason became the typhoon of insanity. Soon to be released, and used in every courtroom to acquit criminals, it will read like the city charters of Sodom and Gomorrah. Only God can save us now. Pax vobiscum, America.

    • Devon Sanchez

      I agree with you about the illegitimate conclusions that "mental health" practitioners come to, and the improper and illegal partnership that follows in our governing branches and court system. But I do not agree with you that some god, or even your god, will save us from this disoriented society due to central "governized" solutions.

      • Guest Poster

        There is a God, and He WILL save those who are His. But that salvation is not of or from this world. Only those who have no faith, or practice a faith that is not of His doing, don't understand that.
        The Earth has been given over to Satan (for a season) to do with it as he will. But there is coming a time.....

        • Devon Sanchez

          Well now, that doesn't sound like foolish thinking at all...does it...

        • BOOMER8

          Like it or not we are spiritual beings in a physical body. That explains the big hole in everyone's life that they're trying to fill with something other than the Truth.
          So unless you can perceive and discern the other 27 plus dimensions beyond what your senses and reasoning can detect, I suggest you keep yourself open to the possibility that there is something much bigger going on than your 5 senses and finite reasoning.
          Evil always fails. Why is that?

        • Devon Sanchez

          From what I have learned in my own life and especially evident of the Christian religious practice is that "love" is a big factor in human beings search for something "more". Relevant to Christianity, if you are "alone" in this world, god will always be there with the love you desperately need and "he" will always love you no matter what.

          There is something unimaginably big out there. It's bigger than anyone could ever dream of. It's called the universe...

        • Devon Sanchez

          What is evil? If evil can be defined as something bad such as death, dismemberment and devastation, then Adam Lanza's evil succeeded in all three. Just as Adolf Hitler succeeded in killing many millions of Jews and Gypsies. By that definition, I would also call that a success of evil doings. Yes, people die. But the evil actions they have committed have affected many people even after their death.

        • Screeminmeeme

          Devon...One can only define evil in the light of something called ''good''. The existence of one posits the existence of the other.

          Without moral objective truth, one cannot judge the likes of Hitler and his evil deeds.

        • Devon Sanchez

          So, good and bad define the existence of a supernatural creator?

        • Screeminmeeme

          Devon...One doesn't espect a bible scoffer to understand.

        • Devon Sanchez

          If scoffing is telling a reader of my comments the truth as logic suggests, then I am a scoffer.

        • MARYANN33

          This is my Father God's world, earth and all...and Satan is God's devil. The devil cannot act without permission...Check out Job.

      • Yup it's just me

        You will one day agree. I've seen it time and time again.

        • Devon Sanchez

          Agree with what? You have witnessed what, time and time again?

        • Yup it's just me

          Are you that stupid? Never mind, I see the reason. Lol

        • Devon Sanchez

          Am I that stupid for what? What reason would that be? And why is it so funny?

        • MARYANN33

          Stupid for not knowing truth when you hear it.....

        • Devon Sanchez

          You are sounding more unbelievably ignorant every time I see a comment you post. Please, for your sake and everyone else's, stop.

        • MARYANN33

          I would bet my IQ is very very much higher than yours...stupid I am not, nor ignorant...I am well acquainted with the one and only God....

    • Patriot

      Law enforcement also taught homosexuality as a serious mental illness as well as a crime. Then came along the homosexual lobby to buy off the psychiatric organizations to re-define it as normal.

    • Donna Casas

      I believe jealousy and rage were a big part of this horrific incident. I also believe mental illness was a part of it since his mother was allegedly trying to have him committed.
      I had a family member that had severe paranoid schizophrenia. He was placed into a mental health facility for several years because he attempted to shoot another family member. He was released for unknown reasons and the family wasn't advised. He went home and several days later got into a shootout with police and was killed. He never should have been released because he was a danger to the community.

      • MARYANN33

        The democrats closed the mental hospitals and let the crazy people roam loose.

        I knew a split paranoid schizophrenic too...They need care...This crazy that I knew had many evil spirits indwelling such as in the exorcist movie..Not that apparent, but in there....

  • Screeminmeeme

    Gary, good point. The evolutionists can't have it both ways.

    Either we were designed by a Holy God according to His purpose and plan and have accountability to Him for our behavior....or....we are just so many mindless brutes, responding with irresistible robotic compliance to genetic inducement and therefore unaccountable to anyone for our actions.

    • Patriot

      That's what the liberals use as their excuse.

      • Devon Sanchez

        Please define "liberals".

        • Patriot

          Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.

          New behaviors which are often anti-social. Opinions frequently unfounded and/or immature. Traditional values often discarded because of some deep seated emotional problems. Much like when children rebel against their parents. They frequently discard traditional values with no reason or thought.

          Of course, I don't mean the above as absolutes,but I opine.

        • Devon Sanchez

          Nice, that is your definition. It reminds me of (1) a child, and (2) a sociopath. Which can be seen in that field of thought as the same thing.
          I define a liberal as one who "advocates civil liberties and political freedom with limited government under rule of law and generally opposes government interference with economic freedom".

          I guess they are kind of similar...

        • Supertad108

          "under rule of law"

          Who's law? Were did our laws come from? The Ten Commandments come to mind. However, if not, then laws are created through emotion and not morality. Emotions change with the wind. Morality is eternal, and has served us well.. until now due to it's absence.

        • Devon Sanchez

          Wrong. Many, if not all, original laws (i.e. the ten commandments) were designed by logically reasoning within the confines of a society.

        • MARYANN33

          Just who was it then writing the commandments on stone with his finger???? Why then did Moses shine like the sun???? Better do a little study on truth...

        • Devon Sanchez

          Laws existed before Moses wrote down the ten commandments. You "better do a little study on truth", Maryann33.

        • MARYANN33

          God's 10 commandments is what I was writing about...not random laws.

        • Patriot

          She wouldn't know the "Truth" if it whacked her upside the had. I'm sure it's been tried numerous times and obviously failed.

        • Patriot

          Actually, they go all the way back to Homarobi.
          Then the 10 Commandments as well as English Common Law.

        • speedle

          Actually in the correct and logical definition a "liberal" should describe what we call ourselves (conservatives or libertarians). Somewhere along the way the collectivists (read: Statists) hijacked the term "Liberal". It really belies the ideology of liberty (or libertines) in the current political vernacular. I suppose back in the sixties when the battle lines were truly between conservatives (the establishment) and liberals (hippie youth) one could justify the definition.

          Today, Liberals are unquestionably misnamed from Obama all the way down he political spectrum because the common denominator of this political group is more government control of the individual and promotion of the collectivist social theory. The sad thing is that most of the people who vote for the collectivists actually think they are voting for the "liberal" or "freedom" point of view.

        • Patriot

          Good points. I wouldn't however call what they do "thinking".

        • PatriotTheObviousTroll

          Patriot being an obvious troll.

        • Patriot

          I am apparently a Troll magnet lately.

          You have been set-up. What I fed you is the generally accepted definition of Liberalism and that's what I gave you. You seem to be so hell bent on initiating an argument you resorted to another liberal tactic right out of the box; name calling. Civil liberties and political freedom has nothing to do with liberalism. Neither does the belief in limited governent and certainly not the rule of law. Opposes government interference with economic freedom? Quit the contrary. Now run along and troll someone else! You are so out of here!

        • Devon Sanchez

          Civil liberties and political freedom has (everything) to do with liberalism. You might be thinking of a person defined as a progressive socialist (or social progressive). Just because the media and schools don't know the definition and find it difficult to say "progressive socialist", doesn't mean you have to follow their lead.

        • Patriot

          You need to bring your definitions up to date.
          Sorry, but this conversation is over. I've read some of your postings and I'm sincerely not interested. B O A R I N G! zzzzzzzzzzzzz

        • PatriotTheObviousTroll

          More evidence that Patriot is an obvious troll.

        • GetOutOfTheBubble

          "What I fed you is the generally accepted definition of Liberalism and that's what I gave you." It's amazing how unaware of your biases you are. You can't even give a definition of liberal without making it de facto negative.

        • dntmkmecomoverther

          I rest my case; I gave you the facts on defining a 'liberal' and you wrote your own. Thanks for documenting that for all of us.

        • Devon Sanchez

          What I wrote down would be considered a legitimate definition of the word liberalism.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Scott/100002103340101 Ed Scott

          When have liberals ever advocated limited Government?.

          Liberals expand the Food Stamp population (more money spent (Bigger Government to administer it))

          Liberals put more people on welfare (more money spent, Bigger Government to administer it.)

          Liberals like Obamacare (More money spent, 26,000 new IRS agents to handle it, Ie: Bigger Government to administer it)

          Where do you see limited Government in all this? Where? in your illusions, perhaps.

        • Devon Sanchez

          "Where do you see limited Government in all this? Where? in your illusions, perhaps."

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_liberalism
          No, in real educated study. You should try some of that before the media and public school system corrupt you too much. I am an extreme libertarian and liberalism is my "calling card". Just because the media and public school systems "hijack" a word (much like conservatism and terrorism) and redefine it as something different does not make it automatically true.

        • Patriot

          She's delusional and a waste of time and energy.
          Limited Government her butt!
          This women is an obvious product of our wonderful, modern education system. She has been so indoctrinated with their crap, she just doesn't have a clue. I'm sure you've noticed she's not very grounded in reality.

        • MARYANN33

          :Liberal is for all government, little work for much gain and much evil along with it..It helps if the liberal knows he is a communist already.

        • dntmkmecomoverther

          Try this: today's 'liberal' is classified as a person who disregards facts and turns instead to emotion. They also demean a moral foundation based on anything other than man. They also claim no objective truths; everything is relative. We are no seeing the implications of this in our daily crime rate, birth rate, and the highest number of people on public assistance EVER in this country's history..

        • Patriot

          Well said!

          Head's up; Devon is an obvious troll.

        • PatriotTheObviousTroll

          Once again you show yourself to be the obvious troll.

        • Patriot

          Bug off a-hole. Do you see yourself as the defender of the low-life, Obama Zombies, racist and just plain ignorant or do you only come to the defense of the mentally incompetent?

          What are the other Alias's that you are using when posting on this board?
          Hey numb-nut, you are aware that two can play at that game aren't you.

        • PatriotTheObviousTroll

          Just the criticizer of obvious trolls like you Patriot. Stop being such an obvious troll.

        • MARYANN33

          Democratic party stands for evil. Those who vote for evil vote for democrats. But they are not smart enough to know that...Democrats began as being for the little man...Now they are radical communists...And want the government to take everything you have worked so hard for...That makes no sense....

        • Devon Sanchez

          What is the Republican Party for?

        • MARYANN33

          Truth, freedom, states rights to govern, small government, balanced budget, remaining a Super Power, not murdering babies, not changing our history, standing for right, not lying, stealing, etc. A righteous nation. Righteous leader that pray to our God......

        • Devon Sanchez

          "Truth, freedom, states rights to govern, small government, balanced budget... standing for right, not lying, stealing, etc"

          If they stand for all the things you just mentioned, then why do they: collectively help pass every bill that strips us of our individual freedoms, give (along with the president) executive powers to federal agencies to overturn and regulate state jurisdiction, spend trillions more dollars (every year) than is actually collected in federal tax revenue and effectually steal the remainder from our future dollar value in order to increase the size and scope of government, accept and encourage many more countless covert operations military engagements and full-scale military engagements, and lie about doing the "right" thing for every American by passing all of these laws, regulations and appropriations bills.

          "remaining a Super Power"
          I might be confused as to your use of the word "super power" but I believe you mean more than just a leader in education. In that case, I won't even attempt to explain to you what the future held for all previous "super powers". Read a history book to find out the ending.

          "not murdering babies"

          Many, but not all, are against federally funded abortion but they are complicit of extreme poverty and death that the war on poverty has effectually created, the deaths of adults and children that the war on drugs and illegal drug policy they continue to endorse, the deaths of babies in other countries in the meaningless wars we fight, the babies that grow up fatherless here and abroad due to that policy, and even help foster "gun-free zones" that make children and adults in public and private places targets for those who do have guns.

        • MARYANN33

          There was a time in America, the no locking our door time, the no mass immigration time, when there were quite righteous leaders in Washington D C.

        • Devon Sanchez

          There was a time in America when there was massive immigration and there were more righteous legislators and honest legislation, albeit only slightly, coming from our nation's capital.

        • Devon Sanchez

          As I said before you are defining a "liberal" as a child. And in many cases we have a very misinformed society. Many act like children. Many of them have been educated at the collegiate level but still they honestly can't reason or logically resolve the majority of life's hurdles on their own. For example, our politicians cannot hear of/address a problem without collectively making a law that subjects everyone in society to adhere to.

        • Patriot

          Well put!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Scott/100002103340101 Ed Scott

          Mentally ill people.

      • GetOutOfTheBubble

        No it's not, it's what shallow thinkers use as a straw-man argument.

    • Devon Sanchez

      Who said that "mindless brutes, responding with irresistible robotic compliance to genetic inducement" are not accountable for their actions?

      (I'll give you a hint: It's the person that wrote the above dishonest statement)

      • dntmkmecomoverther

        Devon, don't be such a dunce. You are either a created being or you are a product of random chance evolution in which case there was no will, no purpose and no morality. You can't have it both ways; the evolutionist has no way to account for morality given their assumption on origins.

        • GetOutOfTheBubble

          It's called empathy.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Scott/100002103340101 Ed Scott

          You do not have empathy. If you did, you would never want to see another innocent die like they did in Connecticut, and would be advocating for armed people in each School to defend these innocents.

          Perhaps, you are like the shooter, and cannot feel empathy for other people.

        • Devon Sanchez

          I, for one, would advocate for individuals the right to defend themselves however they saw fit to due so.

        • Patriot

          He's a troll and just attempts to justify his mooching and being a taker in society. It runs through most of his threads and yes, he has no empathy. I'm not sure he even knows what that is let alone feel any.

        • PatriotTheObviousTroll

          More proof that Patriot is an obvious troll, joining in on Ed Scott's trolling.

        • Patriot

          You really are of diminished mental capacity aren't you TROLL?
          What a frickn A-hole. Now go play in traffic.

        • PatriotTheObviousTroll

          Patriot is still trolling I see, what a shame he can't get over it.

        • Devon Sanchez

          So, morality cannot exist within the confines of an expanding universe? You say, just as Screeminmeeme claims, everything is fixed. Nothing is choice. Actions are limited to only one input and one output. This way of thinking would have grave consequence on everything we do as human beings because we have no choice in the matter. I was created, therefore I have no say in the matter. Everything has been predetermined by an almighty supernatural being. And all I need to do as a human being is let everything happen. What does that mean? You have limited my choices to a created being or a product of random chance evolution. Whereas, common wisdom would have it, I have many choices. We, humans, are not unconscious objects interacting with the Earth in an elemental existence. A rock does not have a choice, it simply interacts with everything around it. We have risen above that insignificant order of clashing with other elements to create and break molecular bonds. We have a conscience. We are human beings.

          In summation, you should pull your head out of your butt and think logically. But, it is ultimately your choice to do so as a human being. Good luck.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Scott/100002103340101 Ed Scott

          I do think logically. I do not think Liberals advocate for limited Government. I do know that Liberals want Government to care for them from cradle to grave,(Medical, Food, Money, Housing, free food stamps, free phones, free birth control, etc) and that is more Government, not limited Government.

        • Screeminmeeme

          Devon....As you have have done in previous posts, you misinterpreted my remarks. I did not say that I BELIEVE that everything is '''fixed''. I was presenting two obvious points of view: one from someone who believes in a Divine Creator who gave objective truth to live by.....and from someone who is an atheist who believes in evolution. Moral relativism vs moral objectivism.

          I said nothing about determinism. God gave each man a free will to choose to even reject Him. The world is full of choices and we can do whatever we want, but people need to understand that there will be eternal consequences to those choices.

          Bottom line: if man is just the result of evolution....without design, purpose or plan.....without objective moral contraints and driven by primitive impulses, then Adam Lanza cannot be blamed for his actions. He was simply following the genetic imperative.

        • Devon Sanchez

          You are allowed these convictions. But I do not, and will never, agree with you on the above conclusion.

  • Nathaniel Comfort, PhD

    The arguments in this article are well supported by evidence and are complete horseshit. Genes have nothing to do with murder. They have something to do with complex responses to complex environments, some of which lead in twisted circumstances to murder, but saying tragedies like Newtown are "all in the genes" is not a scientific move; it's a political move. I am a historian of genetics and I track determinist arguments such as this that have been made since the 19th century. Thanks for a new data point.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

    Let's say that there was some sort of hormone imbalance, which could have been entirely impossible. How would Lanza have been able to explain his meticulous planning as insanity? If I were a juror, I'd dismiss their talk as irrelevant.

    Hormone balance also can't be used as a defense because one can get treatment for it. @Jwhitemd:disqus mentioned homosexuality as a mental illness many years ago...why should it have qualified in the first place? Before you say pedophilia or sex practices, I say that they are separate occurrences.

  • Cool_Arrow

    This is that moment of relief where the parent hears "Your child has ADD" rather than "Your kid is a brat in need of discipline"

    I'll take 'hormonal Imbalance' for $800, Alex

    • Patriot

      Kids being drugged for ADD is not for the child's benefit. It's for the teacher's benefit. They need more controlled classrooms. What they are actually doing in some cases is denying children their childhood and in others they are being denied the discipline they require and deserve.

  • ICOYAR

    Liberals and atheists make me sick. They don't understand their ideologies lead to mass murder.

    • GetOutOfTheBubble

      You can feel however you want, but in no way has such a thing been demonstrated.

      • ICOYAR
        • GetOutOfTheBubble

          And the crusades prove religion brings mass murder.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Scott/100002103340101 Ed Scott

        It amazes me that you say words, but they never make sense or actually present anything.

        They are just words without meaning.

        • GetOutOfTheBubble

          Do you own a mirror?

    • oldcoyote

      You're right.They seem to go hand in hand.

    • True Patriot

      You are so right, they have mass-murdered over 55 millions unborn Americans, America's futrure, since 1973. And they are shocked at this killing of 20 children in CT? The slaughter of children has been going on in this country since Roe v. Wade in 1973. These gun-control NUTS are the epitome of pure, unadulterated HYPOCRISY!!

    • Screeminmeeme

      ICOYAR....Correct. In the past 100 years, those godless ideologies led to the greatest genocides recorded in all of history.

  • Devon Sanchez

    “thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear, others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. It must be so.”

    This is the honest and true world we live in. There, is your god. One who does not distinguish good from evil. Because in the world that was created by all matter of the universe, it was balanced in a way of purpose. Everything in our world and beyond has purpose or meaning, otherwise, logically, it would not be.

  • Guest Poster

    Hell is full of the Dawkins thinkers. DNA can pass flawed cellular structure, but it would be evident in ways that would be obvious.
    A larger question is: KNOWING that there was a mentally unbalanced individual person present, why were guns not secured in such a manner as to make it impossible for them to be obtained by him? Trigger locks, gun safes,... there are a lot of ways to do it. Seems to me someone in the home was slack in this regard.

    • Patriot

      Negligence appears to have contributed for the very reasons you suggest. It's really not rocket science just simple unnecessary negligence.

  • GWY

    He was an evil nutcase and should have been locked up in a mental hospital for the rest of his sorry life. Instead he was out killing innocent children and school teachers thanks to the liberals who prefer to have these evil nutcases walking our streets. I wish his mother would have put a bullet through his sorry head before he went on this dispicable rampage. She would have been alive and those unfortunate children and teachers would have been alive. He would have been as dead as fried chicken.

    • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

      The mother's attempt to have him committed is actually what may have sent Lanza over the edge.

      • Patriot

        Sounds like a good a reason as any.

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    This crap is the prime reason these events occur, this nonsense pumped into the heads of millions of our children as they progress through 'public school'. The sad fact is, without a 'moral compass' today's youth will decend into the depths and become mass murderers with no pangs of conciense because they are not equipped with one. This crap pumped into their heads, mixed with violent lyric 'rap music', action TV and movies, and hyper violent and 'addictive' video games generates these whacko's just waiting to 'blow' at any moment.

  • Anadara

    Lanza was clearly insane. You cannot be rational and do the numerous heinous acts that he did. If this creep did have a defective gene then that's just anecdotal gibberish.

    As for the guns; the liberal left would have you believe those guns magically floated through the school spewing carnage and that Lanza was haplessly, simply, just holding them.

    • Patriot

      Perhaps you can be rational and just devoid of any sense of humanity?

      The left are what they are. Loons. No logic, no reasoning just unguided emotions.
      Look what they reelected. Need I say more?

      • GetOutOfTheBubble

        Are you really so simple as to group so many people together? Is that how black and white you need the world to be to make any sense of it?

      • oldcoyote

        Couldn't have said it better.

        • Patriot

          Thanks there, oldcoyote!

    • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

      Can't agree that he was insane...I see your point about maybe Lanza being devoid of a sense of humanity, but Lanza was sane enough to plan out how to defeat the school's security measures.

  • obhfwb

    Look at that piece of crap in the oval office no way is that piece of fecal matter sane. Do you think he cares about those that were killed, he only thinks of his sorry hide as he puts it like those brave men who were killed in Benghazi, they are just bumps in the road.

    obama sure has no problem killing an innocent baby who survived a blotched abortion, just put them in a cold room unattended an let them die, that's one sick piece of human waste.

    • Patriot

      One thing we now for sure is that his ideology is evil and I agree he is a piece of fecal matter. :)

    • oldcoyote

      The puppet is doing what his puppet masters tell him to....

  • GetOutOfTheBubble

    "How would Adam Lanza’s attorney present his case? He would tell the jury that given the testimony of these eminent scientists whose views are taught in every school in the United States, there is neither moral wrong nor criminal liability in anybody’s actions. Lanza did what he did because he evolved that way. His genes determined his levels of aggression. He’s like thousands of animalsthat kill other animals every day."

    And if he did, it wouldn't work at all as a defense. Seriously, I don't even get what the complaint is other than that you don't like some of what science has to say about us.

    You totally cherry pick information from Dawkins. You cite the places where he explains what we don't control, and ignore the places where he uses that exact information to support the idea that we must, as individual humans, use our capacity for empathy to be moral people. But we'll never see you including that stuff, because it gets in the way of your nonsense arguments.

    Keep knocking down straw-men. Seems to be all you're good at.

  • Max

    Why, may I ask, was Adam's father (despite being divorced from Adam's mother) not involved in Adam's life for the past 2 years. You can divorce the spouse, but not the child. Why is he off the hook? Clearly his absence contributed to Adam's isolation...and foisting the burden and all decision making solely on the mother. The estrangement from his father and brother HEAVILY contributed to Adam's destructive deterioration. Even more than a healthy child, a special needs child must be engaged in support. Paternal abandonment is a HEAVY contributor in this horror.

    • Devon Sanchez

      Fathers in many cases "get off the hook" as you like to put it. It all comes down to a matter of choice. And, right or wrong, that choice may or may not have contributed to Adam Lanza's behavior.

      • oldcoyote

        Adam Lanza is guilty and should be made into an example so to deter others from doing the same act. Stake him down on a red ant hill until they kill him. Have it on TV for others to watch.

        • Devon Sanchez

          Hmm televised executions. We should have done this sooner. Everyone would be honest little Christian angels if we did that...

          Psst....He is dead already. This might take away the excitement of the Saw-like entertainment you were seeking.

  • Rich

    Give a vaccination with heavy metals,antibiotics that kill off
    Gut flora, pesticides in the food roundup, GMO. We become
    What we eat. People in this country are now getting sicker
    Then ever,mentally and physically. Other countries are now
    Starting to ban our food stocks because of this , but our corp
    Got their gov to force on the people for control and profit.what
    Better way to implement gun control then to get someone deranged.
    Since the 1990's. This has accelerated. Think globelism
    Orglobel control over the people

  • hammer

    I think it's time to ban genes.......

    • Devon Sanchez

      You may joke about this but ruling out "bad genes" in a society has been a goal of a number of nationalistic dictatorships (i.e. Adolf Hitler).

  • speedle

    Actually Gary I would not be too quick to set aside this type of hypothesis. I don't think it necessarily rebukes the concept of God and religion, nor does it presume that societal moral mores cannot influence behavior. I would disagree that "we" (humans) should not set ourselves apart from the "rest of nature". Nothing else in nature could conceive of or build computers or vehicles to travel in space.

    What I take away from this that in a million or so years when the human brain is able to fully understand how we are put together mentally, we may very well find that gazillions of genetic possibilities could be charted and the basic nature of a human being could be predicted. This doesn't mean that we are helpless to alter the life course. Rather it means we are absolutely not created equal (as in identical). It doesn't seem far fetched. After all we accept the fact that we are different based on our DNA. Why then, is it a reach to presume the same with regard to the manner in which billions and billions of neurons fire off in our brains?

    • Devon Sanchez

      I agree with your assessment.

      • speedle

        Thank you

  • BOOMER8

    Did someone in government commit this atrocity and cover it up? Considering there were NO WITNESSES to any of the killings (no one to actually see Adam Lanzar shooting), and that one man in camouflage was seen handcuffed and on the ground AND police radio proves that 2 shadows were seen running past the building and "they were coming at me" indicates possibly 3 shooters. AND .223 casings were found everywhere when Adam Lanzar's .223 was still in the trunk of his car AFTER he supposedly shot himself!~

    Now add in the threat from the Local Chief stating that ONLY HE had "factual and official" information and everything else was "misinformation" as they cleansed the site of all evidence and controlled whatever info came out, and we have a real recipe for a covered up crime. Quite possibly Eric Holder's F&F backup plan??
    The end result being public and government hysteria to ban all guns?

  • notosharia

    Did hormones and anti-depressants make him a killer --- or is he just a bad apple? Did he stay out of the sun too long playing on his pc? Did he follow a healthy life style or stay inside too much? Did he isolate himself too much? Not getting exercise and fresh air probably was part of it.

  • gnafuasusual

    OMG I know what this is leading up to. Everyone will have to be examined to see how their DNA and genes and toes will tell some government quack if an American is capable to own a gun. Of course no one will measure up. Get it!

  • Sandra Lee Smith

    May the adults speak here? What a load of MALARKY! EVERY way imaginable to excuse him from accountability! But that's what it comes down to; Lanza, like SOOO many others in our society felt NO accountability to others for his actions! There may be many reasons for that, some medical, several societal, but THAT is the bottom line in the end! HE made a CHOICE to pick up guns and go KILL people with them! PERIOD!

  • rchguns

    The Social Progressive Movement plays a very large role in why this young man did what he did. This movement in America starting in the 60s gutted the foundation of morals and responsibility in America. The Social Progressives went into our schools and taught the children that they can do anything they want and have no consequences. They can get away with almost anything never be punished. They are bombarded every day with the idea that freedom means that laws don't really mean a whole lot and that with enough money or connections you can get away with anything. The old saying that came from the 60s if it feels good do it is what I set our society on a downhill slide.

    It's not genes its environment and the environment is something that we can control if it's not too late. A personal example when President Clinton was going through His Blue Dress problems and lying to Congress my eight-year-old son asked me why the rules don't apply to Clinton. He also wanted to know why someone could swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth could turnaround and lie and nothing happens.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rocky.vnvmc Rocky Vnvmc

    All activity is merely the act of the 'Being' enjoying his 'Creation'. There is no right, wrong, or indifferent, as 'the Being desires to experience all of diversity in creation'.( quotations from the Bagavda Gita, as interpreted by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi) Said religious text is a basic tenent of the ancient Hindu followings and , more specifically of the beliefs of Raja Yoga, or Yoga (union) of the Mind.
    Ask yourself, if God so desired, he could eliminate Evil, then why does he continue to allow it? Because without these polar opposites, there could be no free choice and without free choice, then everything would be pre-ordained. If everything was 'pre-ordained' then what would be the purpose of life ? By allowing an 'anything goes' systtem, HE insures the continuing diversity, that comes about with no one at the helm, 'steering' in any given direction.
    This'll give you something to think about, laying awake at nights. lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/rocky.vnvmc Rocky Vnvmc

    One may then ask, what is the purpose, if all things being equal, and nothing matters, of attempting to do 'Good'. Doing 'what is conceived of as being 'Good' or 'Right' is relative to the deeper meanings, beyond your surface thoughts. Doing 'Right', simply for the purpose of trying to do 'right' or trying to be 'Godly', just for the purpose of trying to be as HE would want one to be, may well be just another illusion, but it hurts nothing or no one. In Hindu speak, it's Yagya, or an act that has no negative reprecussions, only purely positive ones.
    It's part of the journey from the realization that nothing matters, to only God matters. In other words, the journey from Cosmic Conciousness to God Conciousness.

  • noelle2011

    blame the drugs that we was probably on!

  • Bishop Ken Bolin

    I don't know who was so stupid to ask did blood line make him do this evil no no no.

    This young man was a sick person from all of the sick things going on here in this nation. Witch is filled with leaders who are just as sick as he was We have true God hatters we have true America hatters we have true Constitution hatters this is America's problem.

    I say this is time for all of us we the people stand up & be counted. We sit around like we are as dumb as they come. With head so far up out hip pocket even a D/9 Cat could not pull our head out. See giving gun's to solid & good people is not what the far left want's. They want to take all of our freedom from us. So barack hussien obama & all of his thug's can take over. So he da man can be our dicator no thank you you muslim marxist we don't want you or that. So it's time for the people to say we're going to get all the gun's we want & need & protect ourself. It's time to give each & everyone all the gun's they need this will stop all of this now. Once more if the socialist democrats really ment what they say when they run out to a TV camera. Act as though they are so broken hearted & sorry. They would stop what they have done to cause this a long with the federal funded ACLU. They would stand up & say we're wrong. Bishop Ken

  • Plowboy

    The actions taken by Adam Lanza, and other like actions, merely point each individual to the need for a Model. Thankfully, there is one. However, followship is required.

  • http://twitter.com/FloridaPeach Angelina Cox

    The community of sandy hook appears to be financially obsessed, and of course a kid like lanza had no value to them. They treated him badly, cast him in the role of pariah and got bid by the lonely awkward kid they helped create. Every word of their greedy "mail me a check my kid is dead" mouth lends little credibility to the idea that lanza was the only mental in Sandy hook.