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Starts: Apr 29, 2021 — 6:15PM AEST
Ends: Apr 29, 2021 — 7:30PM AEST
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Organized by ISCAST and NZCIS
BioLogos Advisor Denis Alexander will present “Are We Slaves to Our Genes?” as a part of ISCAST and NZCIS’ 2021 Conversations on April 29, 2021. This virtual event is based on AEST time.
“Over the past few centuries the pendulum has constantly swung between an emphasis on the role of either nature or nurture in shaping human destiny, a pendulum often energized 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. At the same time the field of behavioral genetics continues to extend its reach into the social sciences, reporting the heritability of such human traits as aggression, sexual orientation and religiosity. In parallel the human genome continues to be presented as the ‘blueprint of life’, encoding human destinies. There are therefore many continuing challenges today to notions of human freedom and moral responsibility with consequent theological implications. This presentation will critically discuss these challenges.”
This event is hosted by ISCAST and NZCIS.