GENETICS VS WILL and DESIRE

Milan Luketic mluketic at kits.sfu.ca
Mon Dec 12 19:36:05 EST 1994


steve at chambers.ak.planet.co.nz (Steve Chambers) writes:

>In <mluketic.787035568 at sfu.ca> mluketic at kits.sfu.ca (Milan Luketic) writes:
>>This topic has caused turmoil in a small circle of people and
>>is now taken to the international level to be resolved.

>>Thesis Statement:  A person who wishes to be tall and concentrates
>>		   on it constantly will in the end be a little taller
>>                   than if s/he did not have the desire to be tall.

>Many behaviours have an obvious influence on morphology.  Eating controls the
>nutrients available for growth, sleeping influences the release of HGH, weight-
>bearing exercise influences a variety of anabolic processes.

>Cognition influences such behaviour and will therefore influence morphology.  

>>POINT: DNA preprograms a persons height, an thus cannot be changed
>>       regardless of any other influences.

>DNA is just code.  The nature and degree of that code's expression is heavily
>influenced by other factors - some of which we can exercise control over.

>>COUNTERPOINT: Emotions and mental state can indirectly have a large influence
>>        on the bodies chemistry, and therefore can increase the chances of 
>>        reaching full potential for growth and can exceed that potential 
>>        on a limited basis. A persons mental state can favour certain reactions
>>        to go to completion.


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>(I_lurk,_therefore_I_am!_\ ,,,                    Steve Chambers
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Steve,

Do you reject the thesis, or do you consider it valid?

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