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.
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.
by Andrew Sullivan