Skip to comments.The DNA of Politics - Genes shape our beliefs, our values, and even our votes
Posted on 01/30/2009 5:00:58 PM PST by GOPGuide
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Lack of genetic markers makes the child feel as if she doesn't fit, doesn't belong. Child has to figure out how to be in the family. Hypervigilant. Tries to adapt.
Children are not a "blank slate" at birth. Most of personality traits are genetic (but personality must be distinguished from behavioral coping style.) Adoptive parents cannot expect the child to be like them.
“Children are not a “blank slate” at birth.”
Yeah but try telling adoptive parents that, to say nothing of leftwingers.
Nonsense driven by lack of expected correlation so Wilson dismisses it out of hand. Very much like global warming nuts.
As an adoptee I want to thank you for linking to that page...
I just read your user page, and I’m trying not to cry right now... I agree with EVERYTHING you’ve said, I could’ve written it myself. All of it - every word is TRUTH. I’m happy for you that you were able to know the name of your birth mother, I unfortunately will probably never know...
DNA Is Not Destiny
The new science of epigenetics rewrites the rules of disease, heredity, and identity.
I thought CM was history.
Care to elaborate?
He got banned a couple of days ago.
Sorry to see him go. But look on the bright side, now he can focus all his energies on the overflowing cup that is Darwin Central.
Now your straying into epigenetics :o)
OK Red Sox fans here is the truth. We YANKEES spend more on our trophy polish than you guys spend on your entire roster. And we are gonna get some more trophies this year!! Count on it!
Sometimes you’ll find me in the strangest places.
He let somebody needle him into an emotional response. I hate seeing that tactic work.
I am so glad this author identified understandable examples of liberal authoritarianism.
Usually, the accusation is that all conservatives are accused of authoritarianism, and that leftist is by definition NOT. To show that political leanings are separate from authoritarianism, we can now remind people that left vs. right isn’t always extremes, and there are extremists of both sides.
There are leftist Nazis (authoritarians) who are willing to kill people to save lab rats and destroy property in the name of fairness. Anti-smoking Nazis are a more moderated version of this.
Fortunately, the leftist authoritarians are breeding at a much lower rate than the rest of us. And if their traits are genetically based, we’ll see far fewer of them in the future.
That's nailing it solid. These guys are going to all die out together in a room trying to convince themselves how stupid the rest of the world is and the rest of the world won't care.
Ther best thing we can do is try to teach the world to laugh at evolosers and evoloserism. Laughter is the thing which ultimately kills some of these things which seem to be more than anybody can do anything about. The KKK was one example. Google searches on 'kkk' and 'superman' tell a fascinating story of how that came about.
Thanks for the ping!
We red sox fans have soemthign better than silly old trophies that tarnish and need to be polished- spirit
He let somebody needle him into an emotional response. I hate seeing that tactic work.Hey, its just Natural Selection and Survival of the Fittest at work.
Darwin did say that “the character of the american people” and “the progress of the United States” were both due to natural selection, and therefore hereditary. I bet Americans thought that faith, values, goals, desires, beliefs, self-motivation, love of liberty and hard work had something to do with the character of the American people and the progress of the USA. Good thing we have Darwin and biological science to disabuse americans of such delusions.
Hmmmm I wonder which side sues people because they're injecting their religion into public, schools, science classes, etc. etc. etc.
He let somebody needle him into an emotional response. I hate seeing that tactic work.
That tactic? Ummmm Coyoteman was hoisted on his own petard sort’o-speak.
And frankly, I don’t think it was so much as an emotional response as letting his liberal slip show...he employed the liberal tactic of thinking he controls every aspect of the entire world around him, to the point of controlling a conservative website, one too many times.
Reread the thread again. He didn't post any emotional responses. The one that got him banned was when he mouthed back at JR, which hardly qualifies as *emotional*.
The evo persecution complex would have it that it was our fault that he's gone and it's not. You guys (as a group) can stop blame shifting. We're not buying it or taking responsibility for it no matter how much you throw it back at us. It's this thing called personal accountability and responsibility.
LOL! Pitchers and Catchers soon!! Both of us are gonna have to watch them boys down in Fla. though.
As long as the genetic side does not crowd out the Free Will it should be tolerated as a field of study, even encouraged, but not worshipped.
“As long as the genetic side does not crowd out the Free Will it should be tolerated as a field of study, even encouraged, but not worshipped.”
True, but people are loath to admit genes play a role at all in terms of intelligence and personality.
I think it is the hereditarians who are facing the most PC censorship.
I agree with this and I came to this conclusion by raising and showing purebred dogs for 25 years.
Puppies do not learn certain traits from their parents. One of the most amazing lessons of this was that once we had an Old English Sheepdog who loved to sit on chairs, seats of lawnmowers, etc.
Once I was talking to a friend in Canada who had purchased a daughter of our dog. The friend pointed out to me that the dog she purchased was sitting at that moment on a kitchen chair.
At the same moment, her mother was sitting on one of our kitchen chairs.
That fits right in with the idea that whoever has the best propaganda wins.
That looked like a pretty emotional response to me.
That I believe. You'll never believe you ever had anything to do with turning a discussion into a flame war.
Sorry about this. I should have replied to GGG offline.
That’s not true.
In this case, though, the response that got him banned, wasn’t to the newb who made the Satanism comment. The thread hadn’t really devolved into a spitting match yet. Nobody provoked him into name calling or personal attacks.
JR stated plainly where he stands, without name calling or derision. He said nothing that would even be considered strong compared to the usual level of vitriol these threads tend to break down to.
The long and short of it is, if you’re going to argue with the owner of a site about how he runs it and imply that he and what he stands for is *fringe*, you can expect consequences.
Cm exercised poor judgment; he could have stepped away from the keyboard, he could have accepted the reprimand and moved on. This isn’t the same as face to face confrontations where it’s far more likely to result in unintended consequences. At the keyboard, you have time to think it through, compose the response, and hit the post button twice. Flying off the handle is just not warranted.
The other question is why cm, along with other evos, are so intent on making FR *DClite*? If you guys object so strongly to the position FR taking, why stay when you have your own God-free evo only forum?
Is that your opinion, or are you submitting that as objectively verifiable fact?
I disagreed with that. Why is that an issue with you?
You can disagree, and I may be wrong. In your opinion, have you ever contributed to turning a discussion into a flame war?
In your opinion, is it probable that a flame war on one thread will be manifested as animosity and misunderstandings in subsequent threads?
Sure. It happened to me when I stumbled upon my first crevo thread, when I had no idea what to expect, and posted on it and was immediately shredded for holding the creationist position. Yeah, it happens.
Does having it happen to you absolve you of any resonsibility for the consequences of doing it to other people?
No, and it doesn’t excuse it either.
You wouldn’t believe the effect which merely being laughed at has on evolosers. I was delivering some stuff to a mental institution this afternoon and they had an evoloser all tied up and sedated... poor guy had tried to throw himself into a meat grinder at an Oscar Meyer plant after a couple of little girls laughed at him when he started to walk outdoors and had forgotten his pants.
Can we make that a basis for better communicatoin going forward?
We can try. But it’s no guarantee I won’t get in my own way.