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To: Bob017

““theorists should stfu about Jewish genes & Darwin, in my humble opinion

Someone else was obsessed with Jews & Darwin”

They also noted a link between smoking and cancer, perhaps that research should be avoided too?”

Totally different. That research has a point, an outcome.

Yes, some things should be left totally alone. What is the possible good outcome of it? Same goes for most research into the brain. Most research into psychology and the brain is used to control and manipulate. They should leave some things alone. Just because we can doesn’t mean we should.


10 posted on 04/19/2009 3:19:11 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

“Yes, some things should be left totally alone. What is the possible good outcome of it? Same goes for most research into the brain. Most research into psychology and the brain is used to control and manipulate.”

You could say that about sociological research which suggests group inequality is purely due to discrimination. This results in resentment and blame on those who are presumed to have ‘privilege’. There are numerous examples of successful groups who were persecuted because their success is blamed on some unfair advantage (Armenian Jews, Chinese in Malaysia, Kulaks in Russia etc).

As long as policy makers look at group inequality and try to understand it then research into intelligence (which predicts much of this) is unavoidable.

Steven Pinker & Peter Singer (A Darwinian Left) have written about the moral issues.

http://pinker.wjh.harvard.edu/articles/media/2006_06_17_thenewrepublic.html

http://pinker.wjh.harvard.edu/articles/papers/The_Blank_Slate_General_Psychologist.pdf


11 posted on 04/19/2009 3:17:52 PM PDT by Bob017
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

“Most research into psychology and the brain is used to control and manipulate. They should leave some things alone.”

And some people are better at it than others.


14 posted on 04/21/2009 4:11:30 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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