EPISODE #105 “Swimming Gene Pools” 03-31-14
This week on “Books du Jour,” our guests bring some controversy to the table. Conversations move around such topics as the 10,000-hours theory that could turn an average athlete into a world athlete, unless you have the perfect genetic makeup and can bypass the process.
David Epstein, in “The Sports Gene,” addresses this sort of issues in a highly entertaining book. How much of our genes define our chances to succeed in sports?
David M. Howitt, in “Heed you Call,” circles back to the hero’s journey as defined by Joseph Campbell, to show that putting our mind into a specific coveted endeavor may well yield the results sought after. Are a strong will and awareness enough to achieve our goals?
Giovanni Frazzetto, in “Joy, Guilt, Anger, and Love,” looks at the impact of neuroscience on emotions. Can science really teach us to better understand ourselves, predict our behaviors and reactions by looking inside our brain? The best way to find out the answers to all these tricky questions is to tune in tonight.