Thursday, 9 January 2014

Denis Alexander on Genes, Determinism and God

The latest Cambridge Paper from the Jubilee Centre is available online, this one by Denis Alexander:

Here is the summary:

‘This paper has three main aims. The first is to provide biological information to help with interpretation of the latest genetic discoveries. The second is to argue that there is nothing in contemporary behavioural genetics that subverts the profoundly human experience of acting freely. The third is to show that the Judaeo-Christian conviction that humankind is made in God’s image provides a firm basis for human freedom and for the absolute value of each human individual irrespective of their genetic status.’

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