In her infinite wisdom, God has enabled the gay scientists at Pink Tiger to discover the gene that causes Christianity. Yes, really. Well, okay, not really but do check out the news report. It’s very funny and does have an important message: some things have genetic predispositions. Of course, an important ethical consideration is to decide if we would want to do something about a gay gene or Christian gene, if we were to isolate it, or an evil gene for that matter. Barbara Oakley’s warning regarding evil genes probably holds true for most other genes. The interaction of genes is far too complex and most genes have more than one job, so if we were to eliminate one gene because it contributes to something we don’t like, we probably would eliminate a slew of other things, some of which may be rather desirable.
(Thanks to JJ at Feminist Philosophers for finding this “news cast.”)