[evol-psych] Re: News: Cracking the epigenetic code, advancing our understanding of disease
- Brad - when people speak of intelligence being 80% hereditory and 20%
environmental, would we then call that 80% genetically determined and
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"clarence_sonny_williams" <clarencew@...> wrote:
> Why, yes, Brad, I do understand the term very well, but thanks for
> resourcing the Wiki entry. I disagree with that Wiki entry's opening
> statement. Do you agree with everything you read in Wiki?
> The term "genetic determinism" is simply not used except by those who
> use it mistakenly to mean that if you know the genotype, you then know
> the resulting phenotype. That is precisely what I said! That is
> patently absurd, and, as a result, not even the reductionists cited in
> that Wiki article use the term, so the opening statement is incorrect.
> Even Nusslein-Volhard uses things like "genetic blueprint" instead of
> "genetic determinism." Even in that term, many disagree with its use,
> among them me. It is still a misleading metaphorically-framed
> but a little closer to the truth than genetic determinism.<snip>
> Can you find a resource in which a prominent geneticists defends and
> explains the term "genetic determinism"?
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- --- In email@example.com, "clarence_sonny_williams" <clarencew@...> wrote:
> I am confident that those who scoff at such scientific facts have aDWZ:
> hidden sociopolitical agenda in mind. It is a shame they are so
> cowardly about this sociopolitical agenda that they refuse to reveal it.
I wouldn't be surprised if they already have plans drawn up for a Gulag, so that when they seize power they will have a place to send the PC liberals. Fortunately, those dreams of power are about as plausible as their "scientific" theories.
Donald W. Zimmerman
Vancouver, BC, Canada