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Triplets separated at birth in dark 'nature versus nurture' experiment raises questions on ethics

Triplets separated at birth in dark 'nature versus nurture' experiment raises questions on ethics

The extraordinary true story of triplets in the 1960s who were the victims of a social experiment gone terribly wrong are now the subject of a Sundance Film documentary.

"Three Identical Strangers," tells the story of Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland, and David Kellman who were separated at birth in a "nature versus nurture" experiment conducted by the Jewish Board of Guardians.

In a strange sequence of events, the brothers are reunited and tragedy strikes making their story impossible to believe that something like this could ever take place in the United States.

After living thrilling lives together in Manhattan's social scene, and after appearing in a Madonna music video, one of the triplets, Shafran, became severely depressed and eventually took his own life.

According to the Times of Israel,

The mystery around their infancy — why they knew nothing about each other despite growing up within a 100-mile radius — took another twist as journalist and writer Lawrence Wright made a stunning discovery.

The triplets, it turned out, were among a number of identical siblings split up as part of a dark 'nature versus nurture' social experiment which began in 1960 and was led by psychoanalyst Peter Neubauer, head of The Child Development Center

On Monday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed," Pat discussed the bizarre story and questioned how anything like this is even possible.

To see more from Pat, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pat Gray Unleashed” with Pat Gray weekdays 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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