Sunday, September 7, 2014

Philosophy Wire: DNA, friends, hypotheses...


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-09-07]: The findings of a research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (of which country? The article does not clarify), show that people share 0.1 percent more DNA with their friends than with perfect strangers. That’s about the same genetic similarity you share with your fourth cousin. [1] But is it that DNA similarities make us be friends with these people? Or that because we are friends we grow to have similar DNA? Pay attention to your assumptions. Because they shape your conclusions...

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