Narratives of genetics give way to motivation and perseverance

January 16, 2021


New articles:

Genetics is nurture: How much of who we are and what we do is the result of our genetic predispositions, and how much because of our environment? This tension is made complicated by the fact that the dichotomy doesn’t really exist. Rather, our nature is a form of nurture.

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A narrative of ‘Grit’: Angela Duckworth’s concept of the personality trait ‘grit’ is an interesting one, but it’s actually rather less helpful than the narrative about success she weaves in her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.

Recently updated:

Update to the impact of social isolation on our genetics.

Update to the loneliness epidemic.

Update to IQ is meaningless.

Links worth checking out:

The Newton hypothesis; Is science done by a small elite?.


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This week’s article selection: Genetics is Nurture

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