Encoded within our genetic structure, our DNA, perhaps there are strands containing engrams of memories, both ancient and ancestral. The idea that we are not born tableau erasa but rather with certain knowledge, a priori has intrigued philosophers and scientists from Plato to Jung and more recently Dawkins. A whole host of academicians have pondered, studied and debated this issue for centuries to no real conclusion and have coined terms such as “universal ideas,” “elementary ideas,” “archetypes of the collective unconscious,” or “the selfish gene,” just to name a few.

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