Evidence of a genetic basis for human social networks | Harvard Magazine May-Jun 2010
Michael Simmons stashed this in How To Be A Super Connector
Stashed in: Networking
“Your genes can influence not just how many friends you have, but also your tendency to be in the middle or on the periphery of a social network—to pick popular or unpopular friends. And we think there is a genetic predilection to introduce your friends to each other: some people knit their networks together and some do not.”
Does the universe randomly change, or is it a series of causes and effects?
Intriguing idea that our genes affect our willingness to knit our networks together.
Our genes affect a lot in our lives, from where we fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum, to whether we're inclined to depend more on faith or on science.