Human laziness can be caused by genetic predisposition

Experts from the University of Missouri conducted research and found that one of the famous seven human sins depends on genes, and can also be inherited. Scientists explained laziness by genetic predisposition, even brought some arguments in favor of their theory and proposed meaningful theories of motivation to overcome them.

Professors Michael Roberts and Frank Booth conducted some experiments on rats to prove their theory. They specially selected two animal groups for these purposes - the first was hardworking, and the second was lazy, respectively.

How did you determine whether the rats were hardworking or not? For several days they were forced to run in a wheel that spins from running, and their activity was measured. After sorting, the twenty-six most industrious were crossed with each other, with the lazy they did the same. They have been doing this for a dozen generations. Summing up, it turned out that the offspring of sloths ran ten times less than the hardworking ones.

The researchers compared mitochondrial levels in animal cells and sequenced their RNA. As a result, thirty-six genes were identified that may play a role in the predisposition to motivation for physical activity.