Genetic Determinism: Are Genes Everything?
Do you believe in the survival of the fittest and genetic determinism? Are we really all products of our genes, believing and acting how we do just because our genes are sequenced a certain way? If that is so, then we have no choice in the matter. We do not make conscious decisions but only act because our genes have programmed us to. Perhaps you have seen articles and programs about how smoking or alcoholism is genetic, but now there are more extreme writings about how sexual preference, the desire to be altruistic, and how even infidelity is genetic. This slippery slope leads our generation to believe that anything we do is a forced action from our genes. In this episode we define genetic determinism and look at the idea that genes control everything.