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#1 watermelon75

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:45 PM

I had parent teacher interview and my year 8 teacher said my son will become a doctor.  She said i always call him doctor and he should do biology. i said huh? he got only 67% for science.
she said they did alot of disecting in class and he was good at it. They disected frogs, rats etc and my son said he has no fear and can disect it. No fear of blood.
My son said his teacher always call him dr. ........

Now that creates fear in me because that is also a sign of a killer right? no remorse, no fear.
Shouldnt everyone feel some kind of ewww when they see blood or disect something?

#2 Nobody Cool

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:49 PM

My understanding is that the animals are already dead before they are used in class for dissection. I see a huge difference between someone who enjoys the killing and torture of animals and someone who is able to dissect a dead animal in a clinical way because they don't get queasy at the sight of blood.

I wouldn't worry too much OP. There are many other red flag behaviours that need to be present for you to have any concern.

#3 delta508

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:49 PM

I loved dissecting my rat in Year 8 biology!  biggrin.gif

I'm not a serial killer  rolleyes.gif

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#4 darlia

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:50 PM

No. I always found dissections interesting and I don't think I am weird or pathological.


#5 Guest_GreyMatter_*

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:50 PM

I didn't know anything about it being the sign of a killer.

My sister was great in science.  She had no problem disecting things, never bothered, more facsinated by what she saw and did.  She is now a scientist.  I on the other hand couldn't actually participate, and to this day can't watch show like RPA (I even cover my eyes throughout parts of Greys Anatomy).  I think it just bothers some people less.  I wouldn't read too much into it unless there are other signs of concern.

#6 Guest_~Aine~_*

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:51 PM

Ummmmm, what?

No, I don't think this is a sign of serial-killing sprees to come.



#7 howdoyoudoit

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:51 PM

I would send him studying to be a surgeon..... doesnt ring any serial killer bells to me..if he was wanting to kill them yet... what about abbottiour (sp?) workers who do kill animals..do you think they are serial killers???

#8 raven74

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:51 PM

There is a lot more to being a sociopathic serial killer than being able to dissect a specimen.  I'd be more concerned that the teacher is insinuating a profession on a 12 - 13 year old and not calling him by name.
If your son was intentionally harming others or the family pets and NOT understanding or caring that it is wrong, having no feelings toward that, show no empathy for certain situations then yes, I'd be concerned.  Dissecting a rat?  No.

Edited by raven74, 01 July 2011 - 12:52 PM.


#9 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE
Now that creates fear in me because that is also a sign of a killer right? no remorse, no fear.
  laughing2.gif you're kidding right? We used to dissect pig hearts etc in science and I never gave a hoot about what I was cutting into, it was dead by the time it got to me, it was science class. I think you are reading waaaaaay too much into this. Be proud of your son.

#10 Guest_Telmatiaeos_*

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:52 PM

Your son is perfectly normal.

#11 idignantlyright

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:56 PM

If he was a psycopath or had tendencies, you would have seen signs of it already.

#12 Riotproof

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:56 PM

QUOTE (raven74 @ 01/07/2011, 12:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There is a lot more to being a sociopathic serial killer than being able to dissect a specimen.  I'd be more concerned that the teacher is insinuating a profession on a 12 - 13 year old and not calling him by name.


Me too. Isn't that a bit weird?

I'm sure it's meant as a compliment though... it certainly doesn't indicate any sociopathic tendencies.

#13 PigNewton

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:57 PM

Some kids have no problems with a bit of gore....to this day DH is fascinated by operations and the like. When he had his big toenail removed as a 15 year old he asked if he could stay awake to watch them do it (they wouldn't let him lol)
No bodies under our floorboards as far as i know.

#14 baddmammajamma

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:58 PM

Front runner for "weirdest post of the day..."

#15 **Xena**

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:59 PM

.....Slowly backing out of the thread full of potential serial killers.....

#16 Phasmatis angelam

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:59 PM

I think there's a difference between being able to do the kind of work he does in science class, and being able to torture.

I loved dissection in class - my reaction was fascinated rather than grossed out - and when I was in uni. I was always the fastest in my lab group to find the rat's spleen (we worked with spleen cells a lot).

But...I also learned that year in uni. that I can't stomach live animal work.  When they're dead in front of me, it's all good, and I can do whatever, but when they're alive I don't want to be injecting or working with them in a clinical way; I couldn't dissociate from their suffering.  So the two don't necessarily go hand in hand.

(That's not to take away from the people who can do live animal work, and undertake necessary study, I'm just saying it's possible to be good at and enjoy dissection without it meaning he'll even be able to cope with anything more emotionally difficult).

#17 watermelon75

Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:00 PM

thanks guy for your input. I feel better now. I was getting stressed out last night thinking what if these were signs of serial killer. Some of you are so funny original.gif

#18 ~Nodnol~

Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:01 PM

I enjoyed watching my own c/s. Does that mean I'm a ticking time bomb? unsure.gif

#19 scoutster

Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:01 PM

I did comparative anatomy at uni, dissected just about everything.  It was interesting and I really enjoyed it.  Our animals came from vets and other sources, they weren't killed for our classes-even the humans  wink.gif

I am far from serial killer material, can't even swat a fly.

#20 ~ky~

Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:03 PM

My sweet, sensitive and loving 10yo daughter has always wanted to be a doctor. She has no issue with gore and we have disected a couple of mice etc that we have found no longer alive at our place so that she could see how they functioned. She hasn't a psycopathic bone in her body!

She's been fascinated by medical programs, graphic medical books/texts since the age of 2yo and is a part of St John Ambulance cadets where they deal with some pretty realistic looking and gory wounds in their competitions.

I loved disections and am fascinated by medical info. I am not a psycopath either ...

#21 may-b-baby

Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:04 PM

Another potential candidate here.

I took Anatomy and Physiology at Uni.

We disected a brain, eye, lung, heart, liver, gall bladder and large joint.

I had no fear of any of these and felt no remorse while performing the required tasks. I was however completely and utterly enthralled.

I found it fun and looked forward to these practical classes

I'm no killer, i'm just amazed by anatomy. I really don't think it's any thing to worry about.

Edited by may-b-baby, 01 July 2011 - 01:12 PM.


#22 50ftqueenie

Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:04 PM

Another potential serial killer here  wacko.gif .  I loved that kind of stuff at school, and I love seeing surgery on TV.  I'm not cold and unemotional (I cry at the drop of a hat) and I hate horror movies, or even scary movies - I'm just not squeamish about real life gore.

#23 Guest_~Aine~_*

Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:05 PM

QUOTE (~Nodnol~ @ 01/07/2011, 11:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I enjoyed watching my own c/s. Does that mean I'm a ticking time bomb? unsure.gif


Why yes, actually, it probably does.

*heads off to block Nodnol the ticking time bomb*



#24 Crombek

Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:06 PM

I would think that a lot of people were fascinated with blood and gore. How else would you explain the number of RPA, Bizzare Bodies, type shows that are on tv?

I loved disecting the sheeps eye at school, can't cope with blood though.

#25 ~Nodnol~

Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:08 PM

QUOTE (~Aine~ @ 01/07/2011, 02:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why yes, actually, it probably does.

*heads off to block Nodnol the ticking time bomb*



I might have to watch Dexter for some tips.  dev (6).gif




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