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Communication plays a central role in everyone's life. How information is communicated, when it's communicated, and where it's communicated are almost as important as what is communicated. Most of the time we can pick and choose the information we wish to accept and believe. Yet there are some lines of communication that appear to reach and affect us whether we like it or not. For example, the theory that argues that all of the characteristics of our being are essentially transmitted via DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). The information we seem to have inherited at conception through DNA molecules looks as if it were secured without any consent on our part.
If man were material, and the physical elements of the universe, including DNA, determined his ultimate makeup, no amount of hope or prayer could truly free us from their influence or bonds. Man, though, isn't material.
About the author
Managing Editor of the Christian Science Sentinel and The Christian Science Journal
From the Editors
True ancestry and heredity
Joy Bove Lurken
Simple truth—effective healing
Thomas Lee Zynda
What stopped me (from suicide)?
Judith Hardy Olson
The healing of scars
Destroy fear first
Muriel Alma Nagle
LETTERS to the PRESS— and other articles
Gratitude—enriching our lives with grace and impelling action
William E. Moody
Popping the balloon of error
Sandra L. LeCompte Scott
This testimony is long overdue. After reading many testimonies...
Jeanette Lopes with contributions from Gulu Sam Thanawala
In the summer of 1981 I experienced much pain from my...
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Lilly Thompson with contributions from Camilla C. Thompson