What Does It Mean That There Is "No Gene For The Human Spirit"?


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Jeremy Brannon Profile
Jeremy Brannon answered
From a thread titled "What is the Human Spirit?" I am applying this definition, which closely resembles a person's willpower: "The human spirit is the term used to describe a human being's ability
to take on things, however bad they might be, in his stride and deal
with them head on."

By this definition, human spirit is a type of emotion/motivation, which are not coded for by DNA (excepting for a few genetic disorders that induce depression, etc). Emotions are something social that we learn from our culture and an individual's willpower (spirit) is sort of a mastery over that cultural influence (emotions, taboos, habits, etc). At least, that's one way of looking at it.

Now if you were referring to a "soul" as being a spirit, then I can't help you. I'm no mythologist (some pagans had soul beliefs too) or theologist.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Our bodies are made up of genes, and dna, but there is nothing like this for our spirit, our vim and pep, strength of conviction and more. This is a a force that isn't seen, andit accredited to being linked with God. Hope this helps, good luck to you.

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