Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Steven Pinker: My Genome, My Self

I stumbled over a neat article by Steven Pinker about Personal Genomics, published in the NY Times almost a year ago. Definitely worth a read!

...Though the 20th century saw horrific genocides inspired by Nazi pseudoscience about genetics and race, it also saw horrific genocides inspired by Marxist pseudoscience about the malleability of human nature. The real threat to humanity comes from totalizing ideologies and the denial of human rights, rather than a curiosity about nature and nurture...

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