Do our genetic makeup and hereditary background predetermine our longevity and health, regardless of how we live our lives? If so, isn’t this a contemporary version of John Calvin’s doctrine of predestination?
Calvin said, among other things, that some individuals are set apart by God to be saved, while others are predestined to suffer. Although the concept is uncommon today, has it resurfaced in the name of genetics?
This is the intriguing idea put forth by my good friend and colleague, Leroy Gatlin of Oklahoma. You can read his insightful post here: “A secular doctrine of predestination?” Thanks Leroy!