Saturday, April 7, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Clocks, biological clocks, genes, obsessions…

B3AA8F36ACC5902F903CF809846FA1FAPhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-04-07]: New discoveries related to genes controlling the REV-ERBα and REV-ERBβ receptors provide new insight into the human biological clocks [source: web news]. Weird creature man is: he likes naming things with names which are familiar to him. Human body has specific functions and we insist on naming them “clock”. We like time. We see “time” everywhere. However whenever we hear about such discoveries we must always remember this (besides the obvious, that “time” does not exist): our behaviour is not determined by our genes! If that was the case, then alarm clock makers would be out of business long time ago…

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