Genes, Polymorphisms and the Making of Societies 

A Genetic Perspective of the Divergence Between East and West


(.....In 2020, the world experienced the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadliest event of our lifetime. The development of a vaccine was announced in late 2020, but deaths will continue increasing, and it will take a few years until normality, as we knew it, returns. 

As of December 2020, more than 1.5 million people died from COVID-19 worldwide. In the U.S. alone, the most advanced technologically and the world’s wealthiest country, the death toll approached 300,000 cases. In China, on the other hand, in which the pandemic originated, COVID-19 related deaths were about 5,000. The difference is even more striking if numbers are expressed as fractions of the total population. In the United States, with approximately 330 million people, COVID-19 deaths accounted for about 1 in every 1,000 people. In China, however, with a population of 1.4 billion, deaths by COVID-19 were less than 1 in 300,000 people. 

The two countries responded to COVID-19 differently. .........)

(....... a leader in one domain of life is a follower in another. One can be— and most of the times actually is—a military leader and an economic follower at the same time, or concomitantly a political leader and a religious follower. Thus, the number of available leadership roles is high. This way, the attraction and tendency for leadership of the most possible people are being satisfied, the society operates smoothly, and turmoil is minimized.)

Genes, Polymorphisms and the Making of Societies 

How Genetic Behavioral Traits Influence Human Cultures



"... people in these collectivistic societies are less vulnerable to the fatal effects of these contagious diseases" (p. 86)

Understanding Carcinogenesis


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