Last July I gave the Constance Holden Memorial Address at the International Society of Intelligence Researchers in which I tried to get to the bottom of why it is that the findings of behavioural geneticists, evolutionary psychologists, Darwinian anthropologists, and so on, have been rejected by left-wing academics and intellectuals for going on 60 years. What is it about human nature that the left is so uncomfortable with? A transcript of the lecture has just been published in Intelligence, an academic journal, and you can download a PDF of the lecture here. Alternatively, you can see a video of the lecture here.
Re: Liberal Creationism
Posted by James Davies on 31-12-2017 21:01:
Interesting and articulate lecture. However, the argument's plausibility rests on a rather dated vision of genetics; a vision this lecture nowhere declares but everywhere implies - that genetic influence is beyond social/cultural influence. Even a cursory study of epigenetics proves that false. In other words, not only are genes switched on or off depending on socio-cultural factors, but they mutate owing to such factors. In short, there is nothing fixed about any genetic dispensation, thus any genetic profile merely constitutes a snapshot of a given state of affairs at a given point in time; a state that can as quickly change as circumstances do.
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