Was ist Ihre gefährlichste Idee?What is your dangerous idea?
Menschengruppen könnten sich genetisch in ihren durchschnittlichen Begabungen und Charaktereigenschaften unterscheiden.
Im Jahr 2005 gab es verschiedene Veröffentlichungen über etwas, von dem ich voraussagen will, dass es die gefährlichste Idee des nächsten Jahrzehnts ist: das Menschengruppen sich genetisch in ihren durchschnittlichen Begabungen und Charaktereigenschaften unterscheiden könnten.
Groups of people may differ genetically in their average talents and temperaments
The year 2005 saw several public appearances of what will I predict will become the dangerous idea of the next decade: that groups of people may differ genetically in their average talents and temperaments. (...)
In March, developmental biologist Armand Leroi published an op-ed in the New York Times rebutting the conventional wisdom that race does not exist. (The conventional wisdom is coming to be known as Lewontin's Fallacy: that because most genes may be found in all human groups, the groups don't differ at all. But patterns of correlation among genes do differ between groups, and different clusters of correlated genes correspond well to the major races labeled by common sense.)
In June, the Times reported a forthcoming study by physicist Greg Cochran, anthropologist Jason Hardy, and population geneticist Henry Harpending proposing that Ashkenazi Jews have been biologically selected for high intelligence, and that their well-documented genetic diseases are a by-product of this evolutionary history.
In September, political scientist Charles Murray published an article in Commentary reiterating his argument from The Bell Curve that average racial differences in intelligence are intractable and partly genetic.
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