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May 2008
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dogemperor [userpic]
Religion. In the Genes?

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]cheap_laugh)

Good Behavior, Religiousness May Be Genetic

Science Daily — A new study in Journal of Personality shows that selfless and social behavior is not purely a product of environment, specifically religious environment. After studying the behavior of adult twins, researchers found that, while altruistic behavior and religiousness tended to appear together, the correlation was due to both environmental and genetic factors.

According to study author Laura Koenig, the popular idea that religious individuals are more social and giving because of the behavioral mandates set for them is incorrect. “This study shows that religiousness occurs with these behaviors also because there are genes that predispose them to it.”

dogemperor [userpic]
Proof in the gene pool

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]mocuirdhgalla)
There could be proof that being gay is not a choice.

However, it would still be a sin.

This is a rather simplistic over-view of the article, but my brain is spinning, my kids are doing homework, and I think I ruptured a major blood vessel in my brain in the reading of this.

What I brought away form the article is the following:

Homosexuality could be fixed with simple genetic altering.
Genetic testing and altering for anything else would be a sin.
If parents didn't "fix" their kids before birth, then their kids would still be sinners and doomed.

This is a good news bad news senario if I have ever heard one.  Two steps forward and a giant leap backwards.

I'm sorry.  I have really lost my ability to speak in any sort of sensical manner.

Help?  Discuss? 

Current Mood: contemplative
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