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iammyownrushmore  ·  1764 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Denying Genetics Isn’t Shutting Down Racism, It’s Fueling It

Me: "Huh, this is an interesting topic that I have strong feelings about and some amount of experience. I have yet to really read a reasonable and diligent take on besides criticism of Charles Murray-esque work. I'm far-left leaning but in no way a science denier so maybe I can get through this and give it some more thought"

    [liberals believe] All differences between men and women are a function of this social effect; as are all differences between the races.

A bit brusque, and the author is probably conservative but whatever.

    Rightists believe that human nature is utterly unchanging; conservatives tend to see the world as less plastic than liberals, and attempts to remake it wholesale dangerous and often counterproductive.

The fuck.

    I want to note first that I know many of the figures involved in this heated debate — most recently, Charles Murray, Sam Harris, and Ezra Klein — and respect each of them a great deal.


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