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Do Our Genes Restrict Free Will?

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Research has shown genes may predispose not only our height, eye colour, or weight, but also our vulnerability to mental ill-health, longevity, intelligence, and impulsivity. Such traits are, to varying degrees, written into our genes—sometimes thousands of genes working in concert.

Perhaps, we could think of ourselves as not being restricted by our genes. Acknowledging the biology that influences our individuality may then empower us to better pool our strengths and harness our collective cognitive capacity to shape the world for the better.

https://singularityhub.com/2020/11/29/how-much-do-our-genes-restrict-free-will




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By Jenny Morawska

30 November 2020

 
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