This roughly 30-minute excerpt about genetics and environment is from the much longer 2011 documentary film, Zeitgeist.


This excerpt includes interviews with Dr. Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University, Dr. James Gilligan of NYU, Dr. Gabor Maté, addiction specialist and author, and Richard Wilkinson, public health researcher.

Their discussion cautions an over-reliance on genetics as the explanation for behaviors and illness. They say that genes contribute to how we respond to our environment, but that many other social and environmental factors contribute to who we are and how we experience life.

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