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In this episode of the misanthropic life, we discuss how pseudo-scientific ideas have long been used to justify the worst human behaviors like racism, eugenics, and genocide. One of the most transparent of these justifications is the idea that your potential has more to do with your genetics than anything else.

SHOW NOTES:

Term/Definition of Biological Determinism:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_determinism

Where to watch Gattaca:

https://www.justwatch.com/us/search?q=gattaca

FBI Rapid DNA System:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2018/12/13/fbi-plans-rapid-dna-network-quick-database-checks-arrestees/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f4f121b32839

https://www.fbi.gov/services/laboratory/biometric-analysis/codis/rapid-dna

Crispr Babies:

https://www.statnews.com/2018/11/28/chinese-scientist-defends-creating-gene-edited-babies/



YouTube video of geneticist and Dr.Jiankui explaining the procedure:
https://youtu.be/th0vnOmFltc


The Misanthropic Life podcast is an informative and ironic look at modern life. It is a show about two millennials struggling to understand their increasingly divided and ever-changing world. We discuss society, culture, technology and the pressures these forces are exerting on the individual today.


Follow us on twitter @mislifepodcast if you have feedback or topic requests. You can also email your feedback to info@themisanthropiclife.com. Thanks for listening!


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In this episode of the misanthropic life, we discuss how pseudo-scientific ideas have long been used to justify the worst human behaviors like racism, eugenics, and genocide. One of the most transparent of these justifications is the idea that your potential has more to do with your genetics than anything else. SHOW NOTES: Term/Definition of Biological Determinism: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_determinism Where to watch Gattaca: https://www.justwatch.com/us/search?q=gattaca FBI Rapid DNA System: https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2018/12/13/fbi-plans-rapid-dna-network-quick-database-checks-arrestees/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f4f121b32839 https://www.fbi.gov/services/laboratory/biometric-analysis/codis/rapid-dna Crispr Babies: https://www.statnews.com/2018/11/28/chinese-scientist-defends-creating-gene-edited-babies/ YouTube video of geneticist and Dr.Jiankui explaining the procedure: https://youtu.be/th0vnOmFltc The Misanthropic Life podcast is an informative and ironic look at modern life. It is a show about two millennials struggling to understand their increasingly divided and ever-changing world. We discuss society, culture, technology and the pressures these forces are exerting on the individual today. Follow us on twitter @mislifepodcast if you have feedback or topic requests. You can also email your feedback to info@themisanthropiclife.com. Thanks for listening! Website: http://misanthropiclife.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/mislifepodcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-misanthropic-life/id1450778685?mt=2 RSS: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3313628/episodes/feed read more read less

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