Epigenetic's and how you think

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Here's a link to a wiki that discusses the interaction between RNA and DNA in a single-celled organism (a nematode). Environmental factors stimulate RNA to "turn-on" or "turn-off" selected DNA. The mechanism has been observed but we really don't fully understand it yet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNA_interference

The next concept to consider is that, whether or a not a particular DNA sequence is "turned on" or "turned-off", carries onto future generations. We think of this as "instinct". We are somehow born to know certain behaviors, by "instinct". Is this "instinct" derived from the environmental experiences of prior generations, even though the environmental experiences may not have affected the ability to reproduce?

The rabbit hole is deep on this one.
 

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Here's a link to a wiki that discusses the interaction between RNA and DNA in a single-celled organism (a nematode). Environmental factors stimulate RNA to "turn-on" or "turn-off" selected DNA. The mechanism has been observed but we really don't fully understand it yet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNA_interference

The next concept to consider is that, whether or a not a particular DNA sequence is "turned on" or "turned-off", carries onto future generations. We think of this as "instinct". We are somehow born to know certain behaviors, by "instinct". Is this "instinct" derived from the environmental experiences of prior generations, even though the environmental experiences may not have affected the ability to reproduce?

The rabbit hole is deep on this one.
Here is one I just ran across. From sunwarrior. It’s by Dr. Lawrence Bradley

 
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