17. Are We a Product of Our Genes Or Environment?
This is a debate that has been going on for a long time. Are our growth, development, and personality a result of the genes that are hardcoded into our DNA, or is it a result of the environment that we grow up in? The answer is not as clear-cut as you may think.
Science does tell us that our genes interact with our surroundings to manifest different characteristics, but we still haven’t figured out to what extent.
For eg., the degree to which one person’s genes affect his/her intelligence levels may be different for different people. Quite baffling!