Epigenetics and the geopolitical history of the 20th century

by Shea Robison (@EpigeneticsGuy) While there is a growing acceptance of epigenetics, there is still a lot of skepticism from within conventional genetics about the claims emerging from epigenetics. The most common rejoinders against the significance of epigenetics are either that the findings of epigenetics are novel but inconsequential, or that epigenetics has always been an accepted … Continue reading Epigenetics and the geopolitical history of the 20th century

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Epigenetics and the Ideology of ‘Nature’ versus ‘Nurture’

by Shea Robison (@EpigeneticsGuy) As discussed in a previous post and in this conference paper on epigenetics and the causal narratives of obesity, there are important congruencies between causal narratives (i.e., stories about why things do or do not happen) and ideology. These congruencies explain why ideological conservatives tend to prefer narratives of individual responsibility while liberals prefer … Continue reading Epigenetics and the Ideology of ‘Nature’ versus ‘Nurture’