Over at Slate, William Saletan writes about the increasing role of genetics in legal disputes. Taking a cue from an article that appeared in The Washington Post, he wonders whether the trend of associating genetic predisposition with propensity to commit a crime is making people into objects, rather than subjects. He sees it as "a gradual invasion of personal responsibility by genetic determinism," and predicts that we might as well scrap protection for our genes under the Bill of Rights.
My Genes Made Me Do It
Apr 25, 2008