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May 7, 2014

Pursuing the truth too far

‘New evidence strongly suggests that the very different kinds of society seen in the various races
and in the world’s great civilizations differ not just because of their received culture – in other words, in what is learned from birth – but also because of variations in the social behaviour of their members, carried down in their genes.’ Wade is critical of leading biologists, economists and psychologists who have simply dismissed possible non-cultural explanations as racist, or who pin their hopes in geographic determinism, or shy away from recent evolution because of the political implications. This, he says, has nothing to do with its scientific validity but the ‘political dangers’ that researchers face in ‘pursuing the truth too far’.
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Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 7, 2014 5:43 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I'm extremely prejudiced against just about everybody, as the quality of people has been watered down to a level lower than most animals and approaching that of vegetation.

It's all about values, principles, and character.
I'd rather be alone and happy than socializing and miserable.

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 7, 2014 7:36 AM

I have always maintained that we can learn a lot from our little friends in the animal world. I have a lot of range land down around my place, some hills and scrub pines, and lots of critters living there. I never see the deer hanging out with antelope, and neither of them visit the cows for an afternoon, chewing their cud, ruminating. The javelinas keep to themselves. the birds flying around everywhere are in flocks of all the same bird.

So, if I don't like Black people or Black people don't care for yellow folks or yellow folks don't take to brown-skinned people perhaps it is perfectly natural. I have lived among Italians, Portuguese, Chinese, Greeks, Brits, AmerInds, all kindsa people. Some I don't like, others are OK. it is just fine. My father told me "Chas, if you like everybody you meet you are not meeting enough people."

Posted by: chasmatic at May 7, 2014 7:48 AM

My grandmother had a ditty to explain this:
"Birds of a feather flock together
And so do pigs and swine.
Ducks and geese will have their choice,
And so will I have mine."

I don't care what the skin color is. I don't want to associate with people who are trailer trash or people of low ambition or people with addictions. Yes, I discriminate, but it's not based on a person's skin color.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at May 8, 2014 8:51 AM

Here is why I doubt genetics is the important factor, adoption. How do you conclusively distinguish between genetics and just living where every example you see is dysfunctional within the same narrow range of behaviors?

Look back to times, like the Victorian era, when people of wide genetic variation did their best to impersonate upper-middle class behavior and improved their lives. "Fake it til you make it."

Posted by: Scott M at May 10, 2014 12:37 AM

I like this post, enjoyed this one thank you for putting up. "I never let schooling interfere with my education." by Mark Twain.

Posted by: zbawienie at May 18, 2014 12:34 PM

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