Lifelines: biology, freedom, determinism
In a compelling response to those who believe that humans are destined to play out a gene determined existence, Steven Rose argues that our DNA is only part of the equation, and that many other factors influence our lives and destinies
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Observing and Intervening
3 Knowing What We Know
4 The Triumph of Reductionism?
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