[ExI] completely disgusting
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 23:02:02 UTC 2019
Oh please, you have to read The Blank Slate. It should have, but didn't,
leave a person on this planet who believed in such a thing.
Humans - can believe things that are unbelievably false and deny things
that are extremely provable.
On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 12:08 PM Stuart LaForge <avant at sollegro.com> wrote:
> Quoting Bill Wallace:
> > In a poll taken on subscribers of Nature, presumably rather
> > science-oriented:
> > - only 5% would allow studies linking genes to violence- only 6%
> > would allow studies on sex and genes- only 8% would approve of
> > studies linking genes to intelligence
> > And I thought that only the general public was this opposed to un-PC
> > science, assuming that un-PC was the reason in the subscribers'
> > minds. Or were they the reason The Blank Slate was written?
> Yes, I agree. If the wording of the survey question were changed so
> that these genetic studies were conducted on rats, dogs, or dolphins,
> nobody would care. In its unsubstantiated almost faith-like belief in
> human exceptionalism, the philosophy of humanism is nearly as bad as
> religion. The idea that the gender of mice is controlled by their sex
> chromosomes but that people can, by virtue of their humanity, just
> choose their gender without the appropriate medical procedures is
> somewhat delusional. But I suppose if religion is any indication,
> people are entitled to their delusions.
> Pinker's "The Blank Slate" sounds interesting. Does he reach a similar
> Stuart LaForge
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