Genes, Determinism and God

Genes Determinism and God Over the past centuries the pendulum has constantly swung between an emphasis on the role of either nature or nurture in shaping human destiny a pendulum often energised by ideological considerations

  • Title: Genes, Determinism and God
  • Author: Denis Alexander
  • ISBN: 9781316506387
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • Over the past centuries the pendulum has constantly swung between an emphasis on the role of either nature or nurture in shaping human destiny, a pendulum often energised by ideological considerations In recent decades the flourishing of developmental biology, genomics, epigenetics and our increased understanding of neuronal plasticity have all helped to subvert such dichOver the past centuries the pendulum has constantly swung between an emphasis on the role of either nature or nurture in shaping human destiny, a pendulum often energised by ideological considerations In recent decades the flourishing of developmental biology, genomics, epigenetics and our increased understanding of neuronal plasticity have all helped to subvert such dichotomous notions Nevertheless, the media still report the discovery of a gene for this or that behaviour, and the field of behavioural genetics continues to extend its reach into the social sciences, reporting the heritability of such human traits as religiosity and political affiliation There are many continuing challenges to notions of human freedom and moral responsibility, with consequent implications for social flourishing, the legal system and religious beliefs In this book, Denis Alexander critically examines these challenges, concluding that genuine free will, often influenced by genetic variation, emerges from an integrated view of human personhood derived from contemporary biology

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    1 thought on “Genes, Determinism and God”

    1. This book digs (quite deep) into genetics, determinism and whether humans have free will. He examines the current state of genetic research then looks at various aspects of being human wrt to the cause of various human traits. Examined is: behavior (aggression, autism etc), intelligence, same sex attraction. He also examines use of genetics in law courts. LOTS of information covered here, quite amazing really. Recommend this book if you want to know more about the current state of genetic resear [...]

    2. A highly technical but deeply illuminating read. It tackles all the biggest questions: free will, nature versus nurture, genetics and epigenetics, consciousness, fact and faith And like many other fine books, it clearly demonstrates that many of those who say that science and religion are incompatible don't know very much about either.

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