Saturday, April 21, 2018

Philosophy Wire: Smoking harms genes. Or free will does? [Giving birth to death]


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2018-04-21]: Scientists have known for decades that smoking cigarettes causes DNA damage, which leads to lung cancer. Now, for the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists created a method for effectively mapping that DNA damage at high resolution across the genome. [1] But smoking is the result of free will. It does not exist on its own. There is no “smoking” per se, only “people smoking”. Every day we cast away humans from the universe. And we give birth to death…

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