Why is the distinction between genetic determinism and epigenetics important?

the biology of belief

The difference between these two is significant because this fundamental belief called genetic determinism literally means that your life, you’re physical and physiological and emotional behavioral traits are controlled by the genetic code.  This kind of belief system provides a visual picture of people being victims:  If the genes control our life function then our lives are being controlled by things outside of our ability to change them.  This leads to victimization that the illnesses and diseases that run in families are propagated through the passing of genes associated with those attributes. Laboratory evidence shows this is not true.

When we buy into being a victim, we automatically buy into needing a rescuer, meaning we accept that somebody else is going to save us from ourselves.  This is the unfortunate situation where the medical community has inserted itself.

Also, even though the genetic determinism belief system has been revised over…

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