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Are We Hardwired

Author : William R. Clark
ISBN : 0195346408
Genre : Science
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Books such as Richard Dawkins's The Selfish Gene have aroused fierce controversy by arguing for the powerful influence of genes on human behavior. But are we entirely at the mercy of our chromosomes? In Are We Hardwired?, scientists William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein say the answer is both yes--and no. The power and fascination of Are We Hardwired? lie in their explanation of that deceptively simple answer. Using eye-opening examples of genetically identical twins who, though raised in different families, have had remarkably parallel lives, the authors show that indeed roughly half of human behavior can be accounted for by DNA. But the picture is quite complicated. Clark and Grunstein take us on a tour of modern genetics and behavioral science, revealing that few elements of behavior depend upon a single gene; complexes of genes, often across chromosomes, drive most of our heredity-based actions. To illustrate this point, they examine the genetic basis, and quirks, of individual behavioral traits--including aggression, sexuality, mental function, eating disorders, alcoholism, and drug abuse. They show that genes and environment are not opposing forces; heredity shapes how we interpret our surroundings, which in turn changes the very structure of our brain. Clearly we are not simply puppets of either influence. Perhaps most interesting, the book suggests that the source of our ability to choose, to act unexpectedly, may lie in the chaos principle: the most minute differences during activation of a single neuron may lead to utterly unpredictable actions. This masterful account of the nature-nurture controversy--at once provocative and informative--answers some of our oldest questions in unexpected new ways


Author : Chuck Martin
ISBN : 0814429955
Genre : Business & Economics
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"The Profile" shows readers how to identify their strengths, then leverage them in their careers, personal lives, etc., and offers tips for compensating for one's weaker abilities. The book also shows how to identify abilities of other people and help them succeed. Martin's firm, NFI Research, identifies and analyzes trends and attitudes in business, management and technology. The Institute's invitation-only membership represents 1,400 of the world's most renowned and innovative companies, including members from half of the Fortune 100 companies. The powerful combination of authors - a business expert, a psychologist, and a neuropsychologist - gives this book an unprecedented level of credibility.

Hardwired Behavior

Author : Laurence Tancredi
ISBN : 0521860016
Genre : Medical
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Argues that the concepts of social morality and individual responsibility begin in the brain.


Author : Chris Welch
ISBN : 9781606962534
Genre : Religion
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Have you ever hit a baseball with the fat part of the bat? It feels much better than hitting a foul, doesnt it? What about hitting a nail squarely on the head, as opposed to the glancing blow that ruins a perfectly good nail? We have all been there. We have all experienced the feeling our lives being just right, in various ways. Many Christians know that God has a plan for their livesa just right place for thembut they just dont know how to get there. With biblical explanation and everyday illustrations, Hardwired will help you understand that the way God wired you has everything to do with the way he will use you. You will learn how to act as yourself in God, while you learn how you are Hardwired.

Christianity On Trial

Author : Mark Lanier
ISBN : 9781783591480
Genre : Religion
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Is Christianity reasonable? Is it more reasonable to believe that a god exists than not? Is it plausible that such a god would choose to create and communicate with humanity? Can we trust the alleged eyewitness testimony to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus? Mark Lanier, one of America's top trial lawyers, brings a legal eye to examine the plausibility of the Christian faith. Explaining the rules that courts follow to determine the likelihood of truth, he interrogates key witnesses from throughout history to explore whether it makes sense to accept the Christian world-view or not. We must choose what is worthy of belief and what is not. Weigh the arguments and decide for yourself.

Big Jesus

Author : Jimmy R. Watson
ISBN : 9781498200493
Genre : Religion
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This may be the most honest book ever written about Jesus. As a veteran pastor in the United Church of Christ, Dr. Watson shares his thoughts on the timeless topic of Christology--the doctrine of Christ--with new and creative insights, informative and accessible theology, personal anecdotes, and lively wit. Nothing is off-limits in this no-holds-barred contribution to the Jesus genre. Big Jesus is not another theological "spin" on the identity and nature of Jesus of Nazareth, nor is it a sentimental fairytale for those who prefer their Christology to be served up on Sunday mornings with fluffy sheep, little children, and footprints in the sand. This book is for Christian adults with a sense of humor.

The Dna Of Relationships

Author : Gary Smalley
ISBN : 9781414361451
Genre : Religion
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“Life is relationships; the rest is just details.” We are designed for relationships, yet they often bring us pain. In this paradigm-shifting book, Gary Smalley unravels the DNA of relationships: we are made for three great relationships—with God, others, and ourselves—and all relationships involve choice. Gary exposes a destructive relationship dance that characterizes nearly every relationship conflict, and he offers five new dance steps that will revolutionize relationships. The DNA of Relationships, the cornerstone book in Gary Smalley's relationship campaign, will revolutionize your marriage, family, friendships, and work relationships.

Hope In The Age Of Anxiety

Author : Anthony Scioli
ISBN : 9780199701599
Genre : Self-Help
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Economic collapse, poverty, disease, natural disasters, the constant threat of community unrest and international terrorism--a quick look at any newspaper is enough to cause almost anyone to feel trapped and desperate. Yet the recent election also revealed a growing search for hope spreading through society. In the timely Hope in the Age of Anxiety, Anthony Scioli and Henry Biller illuminate the nature of hope and offer a multitude of techniques designed to improve the lives of individuals, and bring more light into the world. In this fascinating and humane book, Scioli and Biller reveal the ways in which human beings acquire and make use of hope. Hope in the Age of Anxiety is meant to be a definitive guide. The evolutionary, biological, and cultural roots of hope are covered along with the seven kinds of hope found in the world's religions. Just as vital, the book provides many personal tools for addressing the major challenges of the human condition: fear, loss, illness, and death. Some of the key areas illuminated in Hope in the Age of Anxiety: How do you build and sustain hope in trying times? How can hope help you to achieve your life goals? How can hope improve your relationships with others? How can hope aid your recovery from trauma or illness? How does hope relate to spirituality? Hope in the Age of Anxiety identifies the skills needed to cultivate hope, and offers suggestions for using these capacities to realize your life goals, support health and healing, strengthen relationships, enhance spirituality, and inoculate yourself against the despair that engulfs many individuals.


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Religion Beyond Belief

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