Re: genius genes

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Aug 09 2000 - 23:24:18 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 08:51 PM 9/08/00 -0700, Spike wrote:
> I especially relished:
> >The discovery has been seized on by
> > some on the Right who claim it backs
> > their view that the way people turn
> > out depends more on the genes with
> > which they are born rather than on
> > the schools they attend.
> Ah, this explains why they send their kids to Eton, eh? Then again, I
> suppose intelligence per se has never been a big consideration in Tory
> schooling.

When your british aristos keep marrying their cousins, it does, I think,
impact upon the results. Eton is merely a finishing school so the most
impaired don't drool on themselves in public...


Mike Lorrey

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