Sunday, March 21, 2010
Genes for everything
To what extent our genes represent the totality of our behavior? There are many sociobiologists out there stating that many genes- including homosexual genes, human universal genes, depression genes, even rape genes- are included in human's genetic make up in order to survive the crucial natural selection. Although these are not Coyne's ideas, stated on page 228, these genes seem to be logical in some way. The survival of the parental genes, the passing of the genes, is one of the strong focus of natural selection, according to some scientists. Are these gene behavior representation idea true to the six evolutionary theory points? If so, how and in what way? If not, why are these behavioral "genes" a misrepresentation of the evolutionary theory?