Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Gossip in our DNA?

From this morning's Today Show... "Gossip might be good for you." The basic premise of the "experts" interviewed is that scientists have now shown that gossip is in our DNA (?). So, based on that assertion, they go on to say that humans have a propensity for gossip and that we need it for psychological reasons. Since it is natural it is supposedly then okay for us to gossip, and in fact the women interviewed believe that gossiping not only helps make us happier, but improves socialization.

It's really hard not to jump all over this one. Even though I'm definitely prone to gossip in certain situations (especially at work), I'm not buying any of this for a minute and I hope that others are smart enough to see through it as well. Considering that one of the "experts" interviewed makes a pretty handsome living as a celebrity gossip columnist, I think I'll just chock this one up to good ole fashion self-justification. Plus, I'm a big believer that biology is not the final word.

1 Cor. 6-11 "And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."

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