The Genetics of the Ethics of the Science of Genetics

My working theory in this project is that many of the scientific criticisms of epigenetics are ultimately political and ethical in origin, and that these scientific disagreements will not be resolved until these underlying ethical complications from epigenetics are at least acknowledged and addressed. Elaborating these ethical challenges from epigenetics through an analysis of fundamental concepts in political philosophy is the primary purpose of this post.

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Epigenetics and Environmental Ethics II: The Ancient Greeks and then the Romans

by Shea Robison (@EpigeneticsGuy) In addition to the potential to unify the biological sciences and the social and the life sciences as discussed here, the first post in this series proposes that  epigenetics also has the potential to unify the seemingly opposed ethical poles of anthropocentricism and nonanthropocentricism in environmental ethics through the common intellectual heritage shared by the modern Western concept of … Continue reading Epigenetics and Environmental Ethics II: The Ancient Greeks and then the Romans