Why are we drawn towards different political parties? Why do we favor certain ideologies over others? Is it really all about which politician raises the most money or uses the most persuasive propaganda? Is our decision-making process entirely a conscious one? Or could there be a more complex explanation that we are forbidden from acknowledging?
Do our genetics play a role in our political orientations? How about our childhood environments shaping our brains and affecting our unconscious predilections? Have geneticists identified specific genes that influence us politically? Are there other underlying factors that influence us towards one end of the political spectrum or the other? What could these revelations tell us about ourselves and about society? Is this information known by powerful groups with nefarious agendas? How are our genetic predispositions and psychological impulses being leveraged at the voting booth?
Can we break free from these tendencies if we learn about how nature and nurture have shaped our preferences? GENOPOLITICS is a lecture series exploring these fascinating and controversial questions that are verboten in today’s political discourse.
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