Re: Nature v. Nurture (was RE: Vicious Racism)

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Mon Aug 13 2001 - 07:40:06 MDT


From: "Lee Corbin" <lcorbin@tsoft.com>
> J.R. writes
> > 70% nature and 30% nurture; that is the answer.
> Well, that's about what they've found for *intelligence*, but hardly
> for a lot of other predispostions.

As Eliezer can tell you, those other predispositions are "BB OO RR II NN GG"

> The only alleged "scientific" reasons (pushed off on everyone
> in the 1960's) that there are *no* race differences in intelligence
> or anything else, should be rejected by those with open minds and
> who are current with modern investigations.

The same goes for sex differences.

> As I said in a previous post, however, it is an even worse
> mistake to think that such differences are anything more than
> statistical; there has been too little time for large differences
> to evolve, and at present there is, of course, a very large overlap
> between all human groups.

As primatologists know, the small statistical differences between the DNA of
apes and humans account for the fact that primatologists are humans rather
than chimpanzees. Furthermore, a small statistical difference is all it takes
to win a race.




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