Do genes determine us or we destine ourselves?

September 25, 2007 2:23pm CST
We are all made of genes and each individual has unique set. The intelligence, behavior, emotions, and many other factors are determined by them. Does free will has any role? Are we all destined robots? This is an old debate of nurture versus nature?
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@FLampard (395)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 07
Genes controls a lot. A LOT. But i dun think they play a big role is success, unless you are a sports athelic. But dun forget, Genetic engineering today can modify genes.
• India
13 Oct 07
Genetic engineering is making rapid progress. But it has a long way to go to modify human genes. Fruit fly and plants are different, humans will have to wait. Of course a disease called SCID, has been manipulated by inserting ADA gene.
• India
9 Oct 07
i think our genes have a lot of say in our making. coz if ur genes has a strong lineup of ntellectuals, ur likely to be one, though its a complex process, its difficult to say anything shivya
• India
13 Oct 07
Our genetic make up in fact determines us to a great extent, but the activation of genes can be controlled our regulated by self or nature, environment. The methylation process is an important event which determines which genes actively make a difference to us.The activation is to some extent determined by our behaviour. we are not entirely at the mercy of our genes. Read book by Matt Ridley, called Genome.