by Locker Room contributor
As the human genome project wrapped up earlier in the decade we’ve begun to hear an increasing cacophony of voices claiming that various behavior is actually governed by genetic predisposition. The most prevalent example is the claim that sexual orientation, specifically, homosexual orientation is genetically coded, thus it isn’t a choice, but DNA that creates sexual preference.
Now we hear that infidelity may be blamed on DNA as well. And while this may be of interest for the curious, one must consider what logical, ethical and legal ramifications may arise from this view of biology. Logically, if sexual preference and proclivity were genetically encoded, then preferences for young boys or girls would also be genetic. Thus, desire of all types is genetic regardless of preference.
But this supposition becomes even more ethically and legally challenging when we equate behavior with preference. Could the predilection to kill, rob, deceive and/or injure others not also be genetic?
This brings us to the legal issues, after all, it is no fault of my own that I may have done anything wrong, is it? Your honor, my genes made me do it.
So social liberals want us incrementally to accept these suppositions. We accept one study at a time until our culture believes it as fact. In doing so, the primordial ooze from whence we crawled (in their world) made all of this possible. We crawled out, DNA changed, adapted over the millennia and we’re left with what we now have. Maybe, just maybe, we’re actually crawling back into that ooze as we attempt to remove responsibility from our menu of civilized necessities. And don’t blame me, my genes didn’t give me a choice.