Sullivan, who is an award-winning researcher, teacher, and science communicator, reveals Ozzy’s superhuman powers in his new book Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs and the Curious Forces that Make Us Who We Are.
The book, which debuted earlier this month, explains other questions such as: “Why are you attracted to a certain type? Why are you a morning person? Why do you vote the way you do?” Pleased to Meet Me illustrates how there are “DNA and biological factors that dramatically affect how our genes are expressed.”
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As for addiction, Sullivan notes that there are over a dozen genes that have been linked to impulse control. He writes that addiction “has more to do with our DNA than our moral fiber.” Which could be the reason why Ozzy has struggled so mightily in his efforts to get sober.
Even a person’s political leanings are affected by genes according to Sullivan. “People who are politically liberal are more likely to possess a variant of a certain gene, and scientists can predict someone’s political affiliation with 72 percent accuracy by looking at a brain scan,” according to Sullivan’s book. “Conservatives tend to have a bigger amygdala, the part of the brain activated in fearful situations, while liberals often have a larger anterior cingulate cortex, the area involved in analyzing instinctive thoughts.”
“After all these years of thinking we were free agents, we’ve come to realize that most, if not all, of our behavior is not of our own volition,” Sullivan writes.
Now we need to examine Keith Richards’ genetics and combine them with Ozzy’s to create an immortal rock vampire.
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