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Genes, Mind and Culture


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' Biology and culture are absolutely inseparable. Any change in one ultimately alters the other.'
To what extent do genres determine behaviour?
In his book. Genes. Mind and Culture, Professor
Edward Wilson of Harvard University has presented a theory in which genetic heritage and cultural behaviour are inextricably linked. The thesis remains controversial. It leaves no room for a god in the shaping of morality, and it could imply that simple aspects of behaviour, such as a preference for tea or coffee, are genetically programmed.
PROFESSOR WILSON argues his case with John Bowker , Professor of Religious Studies at
Lancaster University,
Dr John Turner of the Genetics Department at Leeds University, and Anthony Qulnton , Master of Trinity College, Oxford. In the Chair John Maddox


Unknown: Edward Wilson
Unknown: John Bowker
Unknown: Dr John Turner
Unknown: Anthony Qulnton
Unknown: John Maddox
Producer: Julian Brown

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