Politics and Religion

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion

Philip Comella

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion – Dawson Church and the Genie in Your Genes

In the governing world model, the body is a machine made up of genes.  These genes, like parts to a car, control the performance and destiny of the body.  The so-called central dogma of genetics, authored by Francis Crick, one of the discoverers of the DNA molecule, holds that genes are fixed information-generating particles that tell proteins how to form into bodies.  The information only goes one way: outward toward bodies, not inward.  But the new field of epigenetics is proving the central dogma wrong.  Not only does the environment influence the way genes express themselves, but so do thoughts and beliefs.  In his book, The Genie in Your Genes, this week’s guest, Dawson Church, lays out the case for how the human spirit is more powerful than our genes.  Listen in as Philip and Dawson discuss how epigenetics provides scientific evidence that we have greater control over our well-being that we ever imagined.