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Born Nice? Peoples' Niceness


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#1    Karlis

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

www.sciencedaily.com said:

Part of the reason some people are kind and generous is that their genes nudge them toward it. The study looked at the behavior of study subjects who have versions of receptor genes for two hormones that, in laboratory and close relationship research, are associated with niceness. Posted Image Read more...



#2    markdohle

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:10 PM

I think this may be nonsense.  In my job I often have to go against my inclinations to do a good job and be a help to people.  Though you did say "nudge" didn't you....maybe.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:19 PM

I knew it! I'm been fighting off my mother's genes all my life. :innocent:


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

It seems to imply that morality is not a choice and that humans, like animals, are slaves to our natural instincts.

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"So if one of your neighbors seems really generous, caring, civic-minded kind of person, while another seems more selfish, tight-fisted and not as interested in pitching in, their DNA may help explain why one of them is nicer than the other," he says.



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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:13 PM

View PostParsip, on 11 April 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:

It seems to imply that morality is not a choice and that humans, like animals, are slaves to our natural instincts.

We all in the end choose.  Though it may be easier for some than others.  Nuture also play a very big role in this....bigger than DNA.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

Pretty much with Mark on this one.  It's unclear how much of an effect some genes have in comparison to the way ideas construct your opinion of things.  "Nudge" really was the key word there.

An illusion is an illusion.  The key difference between the two is that one is limited by time and the other by perception.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if everything is in the genes. We have hard-wired genes of course, but also basic, while also programmable, genes that allow us to adapt and change as necessary.

I wouldn't be surprised if everything is in the genes. We have hard-wired genes of course, but also basic, while also programmable, genes that allow us to adapt and change as necessary.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:58 PM

Yes, genes play a role in what and who we are.
But as well we know that environment plays a role and as well as what you are exposed too.
I think, personally its a combination of things.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

Our biochemistry changes in response to the emotions we express. We are responsible for our contributions to reality, and conscious attention dictates our behaviour. Blaming bad genes is just another way of saying that the devil made me do it.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

Wait! Are they trying to say that a hormone that controls foetal ejaculation reflex and mammary gland secretions along with another hormone that control the concentration of our urine is behind the scenes in controlling the expression of generosity? Gross!


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

Toxic hormone altering substances we are ingesting on a daily basis have no effect on us at all, right? BPA, Flouride (calcifies the pineal gland over time), as well as several others are safe for everybody!  :tu:

Edited by Spid3rCyd3, 12 April 2012 - 04:59 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

Oxytocin is called the love hormone and men should know about its value .... bye bye Pfizer ;)  
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

It's nice to be important, it's more important to be nice! :D


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

I'm one of the nicest people you ever know. I'm not lying. I'm super nice. :D And my mom and dad are nice too.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:57 PM

I used to be nice, until life kicked it out of me.

I am another anonymous face in the crowd. I am just another tiny wheel in the machinery of the world I live in.




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