New study: Your emotions affect your sperm\eggs

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New study: Your emotions affect your sperm\eggs

Postby Individual » Sat May 16, 2009 3:02 am

Can Happiness Be Inherited? ... 101937.htm

An interesting study, at the link above... The idea is that hypothetically chemicals in the brain can influence how certain genes are expressed in sperm and eggs, which influences the traits of ones offspring.

Out of curiousity, is there any mention of this in Abhidhamma -- that the feelings and emotions of the parents bear an influence on the traits of the child?
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Re: New study: Your emotions affect your sperm\eggs

Postby Cittasanto » Sat May 16, 2009 4:28 pm

funny enough I saw something related to this last night
Scroll down the page untill you reach the title Spreading happiness

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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