Mar 1Liked by Stuart Ritchie

I had a quick read of the Science article on why genetics is racist. Its ironic that after pointing out the arbitrary nature of population segmentation of some historic 'racist' science, they immediately do the same thing themselves in assertions such as 'people of colour suffer have higher allostatic load'. Also the idea that Mendelian genetics is overly determinisitic seems odd - it is an explanation of inherited traits, so by definition it will be all about what causes traits to be inherited. Traits that are non-inherited are out of scope. I also like the defence of epigenetics that 'in a sense' environmental influences can be passed down. In what sense exactly?

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Yes, that extremely vague "in a sense" language annoyed me too. But if you enjoyed that, just wait until you read the total sophistry in the "indigenous knowledge" article...

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