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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

 
Some Ideas Are So Idiotic Only A Genius Can Conjure Them, Part Deux

Andrew Sullivan asks:

Remember when the conventional elite wisdom was that racial difference was entirely a social construction and had no basis in genetics?

He links to this article on genetic research that confounds such a line of thinking.

That serious individuals could have ever entertained the idea that race is just a figment of society boggles the mind. I suppose that this sort of whackball theorizing is an overreaction to the opposite extreme that grossly exaggerates racial differences, and/or invents such differences out of whole cloth.

Coincidentally, the phrase "conventional wisdom" was invented by John Kenneth Galbraith.




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