BTW, this is another point of support in my debate with zef about nature and nurture, the internal and the external. they can't really be discerned. the one cannot exist without the other. and we can't really define what we are starting out with before we begin to be influenced by our environment. i personally believe that there is nothing which is not influenced by its environment. the internal and the external are in constant exchange with one another.
no. your plan is to suppress behavior that stems from activated genes after it itself has activated them. genes become activated or stay inactive depending on social input. when the "corruption gene" is already full at work in courts and politics your security methods try to suppress that behavior, not deactivate the gene again, if that's even possible.that's what my plan did.
my society would not activate certain undesirable genetic predispositions which are constantly activated in our current societies. your argument that this is probably harder than what you want to implement is probably true. i would like to look at your ideas as short-term ideas while mine are long-term ideas.your difference from my plan is just that yours is less targeted...
you aren't removing traits from people either, just changing the environment so they dont get to use them.
Mine is better though because we know we can do it, and it wouldn't be nearly as hard to set up.
behavior is not predetermined. having two arms is very deeply embedded in my genes, yes, but how is my behavior predetermined by that? it is predisposed in the way that i can use my arms for certain things, of which i choose some and others not. yes, now this is a semantics debate but you turned it into one. let's just stay with behavior and personality for now.this is just a semantic debate. your behaviour is obviously determined by the existance of your arms and the fact you are a human. That being said no matter what your genetics - an asteroid will still smash you into atoms if it hits you.
i would suppose that you would have to look for the zeitgeist of these countries. how is the atmosphere? do people want more and more and more or are they satisfied? whether it's greed or satisfaction that dominates is probably partially dependent on equality/inequality, attached society values, advertisement and other brainwashing, focus on competition, pressure of conforming to standards of certain values, e.g. status, etc., etc. somewhere along these lines.everything has a cause.. so WHY?