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Richard Dawkins on "genetic determinism"

Some time ago, a year or so back, evolutionary psychology was established as a separate subject at the University of Turku. This immediately raised controversy, at least from a few people trying to shout loudly. 2,295 more words

English

Do Our Genes Dictate Our Choices?

Today I offer an article by guest author AJ Roberts.

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I have two older sisters, and I love them both, but I am often stumped by how very different the three of us are from each other. 804 more words

Worldview

Environmental and Genetic determinism

UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA
FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

TOPIC
ENVIRONMENTAL AND GENETIC DETERMINISM OF HUMAN SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

A TERM PAPER SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE COURSE: PHIL 346 (PHILOSOPHY OF DEVELOPMENT II) 5,429 more words

Cultural Determinism

Exploring genetic causation in biology

by John McLaughlin

In both popular culture and the technical literature in biology, the word “genetic” is ubiquitous. Despite its common usage and universal recognition, discussions centered around this concept usually leave its meaning taken for granted. 2,009 more words

Essay

Heritability: a handy guide to what it means, what it doesn’t mean, and that giant meta-analysis of twin studies

by Jonathan M. Kaplan

Recently, Nature Genetics published a paper by Polderman et al. entitled “Meta-analysis of the heritability of human traits based on fifty years of twin studies,” [1]. 4,936 more words

Essay

The Downside of the Downside of Resilience: A New York Times Oped Ventures Into Dangerous Territory

Although we take seriously the threat of genetic discrimination, there aren’t a lot of examples you can offer. In my ethics class, I discuss the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad case — everyone discusses the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad case, not because it is such an interesting precedent but because it is all we’ve got. 733 more words

Laura Hercher

Gattaca

I’m realizing now that if I want to keep doing review like discussion posts about books and movies I probably shouldn’t spoil the whole story. So, I’m going to try talk about the movie Gattaca which I recommend you guys watching because it was interesting. 485 more words