You have to hand it to modern science. They can explain away pretty much anything now days with a study. For example, if you're a man in an unhappy marriage, it could be the fault of your genes. Swedish and. U.S. researchers at the Karolinska Institute found that "[m]en carrying a common variation of a gene involved in brain signaling were more likely to be in unhappy marriages than men with the other version."
Umm ... OK. So maybe that's why so many marriages end in divorce. The men had that cursed gene.
Or, according to another study, if you're a poor mother of an overweight child between the ages of 3 and 10, it could be because you're stressed out and putting pressure on him or her:
Millions of poor children in the United States may be getting fat before age 10 because their mothers are stressed out and the youngsters seek escape in unhealthy comfort food, researchers said on Tuesday.
The stress is rooted in poverty and can be brought on by money woes, work loads, insufficient health insurance and other factors, said Craig Gundersen of the University of Illinois, who led the study.
Pretty soon, no one will be held personally responsible for his or her own actions -- science will have found a way to explain away everything we think, do and say. There's probably already a study out there now somewhere with findings that say we're all robots controlled by aliens and we shouldn't hold ourselves accountable to anyone for anything.