Monday, December 17, 2007

“Explorer: Science of Evil”

Wednesday, January 9, at 8 PM ET/PT (World Premiere) National Geographic Explorer Channel

What is evil? Is it spiritual force, a meaningless superstition, or does it lie in the depth of our conscience? Explorer journeys inside one of the most fascinating places of all — the human mind — to better understand the Science of Evil. Using cutting-edge functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques, scientists attempt to isolate the mechanics of moral judgment by mapping patterns in neurological processes. Could neuron activity in the brain really give rise to good or evil? Then, gain insight into the minds of some of the world’s cruelest people. Examine the soul of a serial killer through the eyes of the priest who baptized Jeffrey Dahmer behind bars, and travel to a region of the world infamously dubbed the “heart of darkness,“ where innocent civilians are faced with barbarism in the crosshairs of violent civil war.