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Stone Age Brain

Rick Shenkman is the author of "Political Animals: How Our Stone Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics."

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  • Do our genes determine how we behave? Nah.

    by Rick Shenkman

    Today scientists are a lot less confident than they used to be about the effect our genes have on our behavior. No one gene determines if we'll rob a bank, do somersaults, or win the Nobel Prize.
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