7/31 (Tue.) Do Genes Influence Personality? (host: Jessie)

7/31 (Tue.) Do Genes Influence Personality? (host: Jessie)

文章Rock » 週二 7月 24, 2018 4:21 pm

Hi everyone, this is Jessie. It’s a warning here that it would be better stay at home on Jul.31 and ignore today’s topic since I’m not a qualified host. If you insist to attend my “show”, I’d like to say “I’m so sorry hurting your feelings” in advance and ”I’ve told you.”
Now I’d like to introduce today’s topic about DNA with the article and TED talk below, which leads into questions for section 1 and section 2 as well.

The source:
Do Genes Influence Personality?
A summary of recent advances in the nature vs. nurture debate.
Posted Jul 11, 2013 by Michael W Kraus Ph.D.
My preferenced TED talk related to DNA:

Questions for Discussion
Session One:
1. What’s your point of view towards DNA? Do you think DNA matters and dominates your health conditions and mindset more than other things?

2. Do you think it’s possible to modify human DNA? What are the good things and bad things about human DNA modification? Is it ethical to modify human DNA if we could overcome every scientific problem and made it perfectly safe?

3.Do you think our personality and outlook on life root in DNA and not possible to be converted,
or we can change our personality and philosophy by what we’ve experienced in our environments?

Session Two:
Before discussion, please refer to the TED talk below:

4. Will you fight for your life even everybody told you that you’re not smart enough or you’re not qualified for something?

5. Do you believe we can fulfill our dreams with our efforts ?

6. If a fortune teller told you that you’ll never succeed or you’ll divorce and die without issue, will you accept it or fight for the opposite outcome?

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9:10 ~ 9:30pm Summarization / Concluding Remarks / Announcements (20 mins) ********************************************************************************************************************************************
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Re: 7/31 (Tue.) Do Genes Influence Personality? (host: Jessi

文章Kooper » 週一 7月 30, 2018 10:51 pm

Hi Jessie,

You provided some very good material to watch and read. Though the amount is a bit overwhelming, I've watched and read them all. Truth be told, they are worth two meetings to discuss. :mrgreen:

Thank you for preparing such great topics, informative material and highly discussible questions!
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Re: 7/31 (Tue.) Do Genes Influence Personality? (host: Jessi

文章Kooper » 週三 8月 01, 2018 11:20 pm

Attendees(33): Alicia, Amy, Angela Ma (newcomer), Blithe, Chris, Christine Hsiu, David Jr., Debby Wu, Eason Lu (newcomer), Devry, Felicia, Gloria, Janice Wang, Jessie Hsiao (host), John Huang, Joseph Yu, Kate Lu, Ketty, Light, Liwen, Lulu, Miller, Momo, Morris, Ramesh, Rock, Sherry Liao, Steve Cheng, Tina Sun, Vicky Wu(JDG), Way, Wen-han, Yvonne
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