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Is altruism written in our DNA?

I remembered reading somewhere that our cells will sacrifice something like 70% of their water content to aid nearby injured cells. Can someone more scientifically versed in this subject expound further on this phenomenon?


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    Nov 18 2012: The Homo Sapiens species is unique among life on Earth in that it is made in the image of God. Love; joy; peace;longsuffering; gentleness goodness; faith; meekness; and temperance are the characteristics which demonstrate this God-like nature of humans. The first listed quality is love. Love is alrtuism in the flesh. Sacrificial devotion to doing whatever one is capable of toward achieving what is best for another is the definition of love. Yes, love is in our DNA. It is largely suppressed and its unfettered expression is rare, but it is within us all, even the worst of us.
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      Nov 18 2012: I belive eveyone is capable of love but it needs to be fostered, otherwise it will never surface. Altruism therefore is something we are taught, it never happens out of itself.

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