Serial killers and the Permian–Triassic boundary mass extinction


Mikhail Simkin writes about his discovery of a discovery:

A Killer Reference

I got a request from Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy to review the paper “Serial Killers Profiling and Target Victims: Is there a connection?” The article looked pretty banal until I got to chapter 2.1 where I read:

“Biologically speaking, Heydari et al. (2008) observed the most common biological characteristics of serial killers and noted that they have distinctive features like; face asymmetry, irregular ears sizes, either standing out or very small, irregular nose shape, and protruding lips.”

This was intriguing so I scrolled to the end of the article for the reference. It was:

Heydari, E., Arzani, N., & Hassanzadeh, J. (2008). Mantle plume: the invisible serial killer— application to the Permian–Triassic boundary mass extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 264(1), 147-162….