Wednesday, January 08, 2014

It's in the cards—sorta

Do we simply accept the [genetic] cards dealt to us, or do we consider the possibility that we can control our own destiny? If our health trajectory is mostly predetermined by our genes, then there’s no point in trying to be healthy. If our choices trump the cards we were dealt at birth, then there’s a reason for us to do what we can to achieve and maintain health.— Whole (electronic edition), chapter 8

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Hmmm…sounds a lot like the arguments in theological circles over divine determinism versus free-will, doesn’t it?
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