Predisposition Quotes (4 quotes)
Genes make enzymes, and enzymes control the rates of chemical processes. Genes do not make novelty seeking or any other complex and overt behavior. Predisposition via a long chain of complex chemical reactions, mediated through a more complex series of lifes circumstances, does not equal identification or even causation.
In destroying the predisposition to anger, science of all kind is useful; but the mathematics possess this property in the most eminent degree.
The solution, as all thoughtful people recognize, must lie in properly melding the themes of inborn predisposition and shaping through lifes experiences. This fruitful joining cannot take the false form of percentages adding to 100as in intelligence is 80 percent nature and 20 percent nurture, or homosexuality is 50 percent inborn and 50 percent learned, and a hundred other harmful statements in this foolish format. When two ends of such a spectrum are commingled, the result is not a separable amalgam (like shuffling two decks of cards with different backs), but an entirely new and higher entity that cannot be decomposed (just as adults cannot be separated into maternal and paternal contributions to their totality).
The strongest cause in the generation of diseases is the predisposition of the body which is likely to fall ill.