The greatest threat to humanity is not nuclear obliteration, environmental catastrophe, meteor strike or a contagious virus. The greatest threat to our survival comes from ourselves and our relentless drive to develop and progress the world we live in. Generally, we perceive progress to be good for us. It means that we live longer, that … Continue reading Humanity’s Evolutionary Downfall
Geneterprise – The Business of Sex
Our sex life is our business. We operate, sexually, as if we are running a business. The way we form relationships is similar to the methods employed by any commercial enterprise. It all comes down to marketing. As individuals we are just another product on the supermarket shelf. As such, we must sell our self … Continue reading Geneterprise – The Business of Sex
The Mathematics of Genetic Success
Of all the factors that account for the existence of humankind the most significant is that of luck. We have been fortunate to have chosen the genetic pathways to get us where we are today. They have ensured our survival and our undeniable success as a species. There is a saying, “you make your own … Continue reading The Mathematics of Genetic Success
Fated for Illness
Most of the time we just take it for granted. We don’t even think about it. We usually have other, more pressing matters on our mind. And most of the time we can get away with it. It’s not an issue. We can get on with our lives. And then it strikes. We can suddenly … Continue reading Fated for Illness
Blood Types – Do they Exist by Chance or by Design?
Here’s a genetic oddity…. Why do we have different blood types? You would think that human blood would be the same all over. It’s a commodity product. It is there to do a job. It dispenses nutrients through the body, it delivers oxygen and takes away carbon dioxide, it staves off infections and it carries … Continue reading Blood Types – Do they Exist by Chance or by Design?
Migration – A Genetic Benefit
Delving into genetic ancestry it is thought that all Europeans are descendants of Charlemagne – a king from the eighth century who had numerous children, mostly illegitimate ones from his concubines. It seems we’re not so dissimilar after all - we all carry sequences of DNA that match each other even though we may be … Continue reading Migration – A Genetic Benefit
Society’s Genetic Challenge
Our genes are the central beings of Nature – the powers that be. We, like all species, are merely vessels for their containment. Our human behaviours are governed by our genes. We live, we procreate and we raise our off-spring on the basis of what is good for our genes. We act on their commands. … Continue reading Society’s Genetic Challenge
Living for our Children; Living for our Genes The basic premise of Genetic Parenting is that we should be living for our children; living for our genes. It is an aspect of parental behaviour evident throughout Nature and is required for our continued survival. By giving our offspring the best chance in life we are … Continue reading Genetic Parenting
Humanity’s Drive – Where Life will take us….
Society has been humanity’s great saviour. It has enabled us to survive as a species. By communal living we have been able to overcome the environmental forces that would have put such a strain on our continued existence. Society has undoubtedly saved us from the tyranny of Nature. Yet, we need to be wary, for … Continue reading Humanity’s Drive – Where Life will take us….
For Gene’s Sake
“With your nose and my teeth we’re sure to be good together.” It may not be the most inviting of chat up lines and it is perhaps unlikely to sweep a young lady off her feet but that’s the underlying nature of the mating game. This is the reality of the relationships we choose. In … Continue reading For Gene’s Sake