I accept that Darwin was correct about natural selection. It is what a study of the situation shows. I accept that there is DNA and that the DNA has an impact on who we are. It is what a study of the situation shows.
What worries me is what people do with this information, from the eugenics types here in the US 100 years ago,♠ to Anton Drexler in Germany in the 1920s,♥ to people who will look at this item noted over at Renee Astee's End of Nihilism blog site and decide that something "needs to be done" to protect humanity, civilization, whatever.
Regards — Cliff
♠ See Buck v Bell for the US Supreme Court sanctioning forced sterilization. This ruling, written by Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr, stands as a blot on his reputation. This should be right up there with Dred Scott, if not higher.
♥ Leading to some of the principles behind the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) in Germany at the end of WWI.
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