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1 posted on 01/30/2009 5:00:59 PM PST by GOPGuide
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From Nancy Verrier (and my user page):

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.

2 posted on 01/30/2009 5:08:09 PM PST by Alkhin (I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell. ~ Harry S Truman)
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On the other hand, the answers these people gave to the words “Democrat” or “Republican” had a very weak genetic basis. In politics, genes help us understand fundamental attitudes—that is, whether we are liberal or conservative—but do not explain what party we choose to join.

Nonsense driven by lack of expected correlation so Wilson dismisses it out of hand. Very much like global warming nuts.

6 posted on 01/30/2009 5:12:58 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: GOPGuide; Finny; vladimir998; Coyoteman; allmendream; LeGrande; GunRunner; cacoethes_resipisco; ...

Another perspective:

DNA Is Not Destiny

The new science of epigenetics rewrites the rules of disease, heredity, and identity.

http://discovermagazine.com/2006/nov/cover


10 posted on 01/30/2009 6:01:25 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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(though I suspect that Yankee fans have a genetic defect)

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!

17 posted on 01/30/2009 7:19:01 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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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.


25 posted on 01/31/2009 5:25:50 AM PST by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Darwinism!)
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Yet if you ask who in this country has prevented people from speaking on college campuses, it is overwhelmingly leftists. If you ask who storms the streets and shatters the windows of Starbucks coffee shops to protest the World Trade Organization, it is overwhelmingly leftists. If you ask who produces campus codes that infringe on free speech, it is overwhelmingly leftists. If you ask who invaded the classroom of my late colleague Richard Herrnstein and tried to prevent him from teaching, it was overwhelmingly leftists.

Hmmmm I wonder which side sues people because they're injecting their religion into public, schools, science classes, etc. etc. etc.

26 posted on 01/31/2009 5:56:06 AM PST by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing---Edmund Burke)
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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.


31 posted on 01/31/2009 7:55:17 AM PST by junta (Not even respectable mainstream conservatives can save liberalism.)
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Sorry about this. I should have replied to GGG offline.


37 posted on 01/31/2009 9:03:12 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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Funny... My family: Mom, Dad, 2 sisters, 1 brother... are all hard core liberals, EXCEPT FOR ME... and I am the first born!

This is article gets filed under “BULL SH*T”


60 posted on 02/02/2009 10:01:36 AM PST by TCH (Another redneck clinging to guns and religion)
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