Hi again guys
. Without watching that docu, the notion of genetic determinism is vera discussed in contemporary biology nowadays. I personally agree with the conclusion you have reached, but to be fair I decided to present the two tendencies
. One is the genetic reductionism, in which everything is explained in terms of genes. As it goes:"we and all other animals are machine created by our genes." (Dawkins 2006). Though Dawkins, the author of the quote, says that, he specified that we humans, despite beeing under the influence of genes, we aren't controlled by them. A contrariu sensu, there are scientist that argue that there's no genetic determinism at all because the strucutural transformation of an organism flows in an epigenetic form (Maturana & Mpodozis, 2000). According to Maturana and Varela (1990), it's the total interactions networks that constitutes and specifies the caracteristics of a particular cell, not one of its component (genes). The mistake is to confuse esential participation with only responsability (in genes).
Dawkins, R.(2006) The Selfish Gene, 3rd ed.:Oxford University Press.
Maturana, H.,Mpodozis, J.(2000) The origIn of species by means of natural drift. Rev.Chil.Hist.Nat.
Maturana, H.,Varela, F.(1990) El árbol del conocimiento. Bases biológicas del entendimiento humano. Ed. Universitaria, Santiago, Chile