[ExI] Really? and EP

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Apr 21 16:59:54 UTC 2009

At 08:02 AM 4/21/2009 -0700, Keith wrote:

>I would be most interested in examples of behaviors that don't have a
>heritable basis.

It depends how generalized or indirect (approaching vacuity) you want 
that basis to be. If you say "The heritable basis for elective 
celibacy, clitoridectomy, extending the lips with larger and larger 
inserted plates, filing the teeth to points, foot-binding, teen 
suicide epidemics, spending years of effort and tens of thousands of 
dollars gaining a PhD in deconstruction is [sexual display/team 
player display/support for same-gene procreators/whatever]" it starts 
to look pretty indistinguishable from "God wills it" or "stochasticity".

Damien Broderick

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