Admission test for the degree course in Medicine and Surgery 2013-2014

Test ministeriale in lingua inglese per l’ammissione alla facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia 2013-2014

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A study on identical twins concluded that genes contribute roughly half of the attributes we need to be happy. People often find such studies scary, seeing something sinister about us being mere puppets of our biology. However, put in non-scientific terms, it sounds like common sense. Parents talk about how their children had different personality traits from a very young age. Perhaps it's nicer to think this is caused by something 'fluffy' like a soul - but even if that were true, why is that more reassuring than the thought that genes are responsible? Either way, you're born as you are. Which one of the following statements is best supported as the conclusion of the passage above?