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Playing God? : genetic determinism and human freedom

Author: Ted Peters
Publisher: New York and London : Routledge, 1997.
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In this book, Ted Peters explores the fallacies of the "gene myth" and presents a resounding array of arguments against this kind of all-encompassing genetic determinism. On the scientific side, he correctly points out that genetic influences on behavior are in most instances relatively modest. Does anyone deny that identical twins are still able to practice individual free will? After dispatching some of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Peters
ISBN: 041591521X 9780415915212 0415915228 9780415915229 0415942489 9780415942485 0415942497 9780415942492
OCLC Number: 35192269
Awards: Winner of Outstanding Books in Theology and the Natural Sciences 1998
Description: xvii, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Playing God with DNA --
Puppet determinism and Promethean determinism --
The crime gene, stigma, and original sin --
The so-called "gay gene" and scientized morality --
Should we patent God's creation? --
The question of germline intervention --
A theology of freedom.
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This volume examines the concept of genetic determinism, finding it unsupportable by science yet prevalent in our culture in the form of the "gene myth".  Read more...

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