Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Game of Life

"While genes are pivotal in establishing some aspects of emotionality, experience plays a central role in turning genes on and off. DNA is not the heart's destiny; the genetic lottery may determine the cards in your deck, but experience deals the hand you can play."
(My paraphrase: Genetics stacks the deck, environment deals the cards)

"Genetic information lays down the brain's basic macro-and microanatomy; experience then narrows still-expansive possibilities into an outcome. Out of many, several; out of several, one."

"Like most of their toys, children arrive with considerable assembly required."

All from Lewis, T. Amini, F & Lannon, R. (2000). A General Theory of Love. New York: Random House. (Thanks M&M)


Blogger Cosd said...

Wow... thanks for making me sorry for missing Lewis' talk!... :p

But seriously though, good quotes.

12:17 PM  

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