HUMAN VS. NATURE VIDEO ABOUT GENETICS AND TMS This video holds lectures by four TMS doctors-practitioners who say that genetics rarely if ever play a role in pain, sickness, violence, or addiction. Dr. Gabor Mate, physician and author, says that although it is popular among doctors and psychiatrists to blame illness and behavioral problems on genetics, “That is a cop-out.” What cannot be ignored are social, economic, political, and personal and personality factors. Mate says addiction also is not genetically-inherited. He includes the many non-drug and non-alcoholic types of addiction such as smoking, workaholism, shopping, surfing the Internet, video game playing, acquiring more and more money or power. “Nothing is addictive, not even drugs,” says Mate. “Dependence on drugs is caused by behavioral problems, from life experiences that shape the personality and psychological needs.” Drug and alcohol dependence come from TMS repressed emotions. Others on the video who reinforce Dr. Mate’s convictions against genetics causing health problems are Robert Sapolsky, professor of neurological sciences at Stanford University; James Galligan, former director of the Harvard Medical School; and Robert Wilkinson, professor emeritus of social epidemiology at the University of Nottingham. They talk about genetics not being the cause of disease, behavior, violence, and drug and alcohol addiction. My personal experiences lead me to the same conclusion. I could have genetically inherited my father’s alcoholism and gambling addictions and my mother’s frequent migraine headaches, but did not have any of those health problems. I saw the bad effects of drinking and gambling and became a moderate social drinker and stayed away from gambling. Those paternal addictions and my parents’ divorce when I was nine had led to my mother having the migraine headaches which I never have had. A massage therapist often told me my anxieties were genetically inherited. He was wrong. They were from TMS repressed emotions of feelings of anger.