Do certain bacteria tell us what to think, feel and how to act? It seems so …

With our growing understanding of toxoplasmosis, how early environment and experience shapes the brain, and such things as the so called “warrior gene” and our phylogeny … It turns out that we are no where near as responsible as our current, yet archaic, legal systems suppose.
But responsibility can be taught, ethics can be taught, empathy can be taught and teaching these things wires the brains in such a way that they become our second nature. It’s not that we should give up on the concept of responsibility, but that we should make more effort to teach it if we want people to behave responsibly.

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