Deepak Chopra explores whether free will can be proven scientifically, and answers the defenders of determinism with genetics and neuroscience. He believes that genes determine our bodies, but remain responsive to our experiences. Genes are both controlling us and affected by us. Free will and determinism are complementary, not competing. The key is “ to find the switches that control genes and neurons.” Chopra maintains that the mind can be motivated to affect the body. He puts forth several correlating principles, teaching that the “mind comes before brain” and that “the mind-body system is a feedback loop where input and output have many determinants including lifestyle, environment, behavior, beliefs, and past conditioning.
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