For John, BLUF: Each of us is an individual. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Over at The Daily Caller is an article on a possible PC firing at The New York Times. The headline is "30-year New York Times Science Writer Out After Writing Book About Genetics, Race". The author of said book is Mr Nicholas Wade and the book is A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History.♠
Maybe Mr Wade just thought it was time for a change and slipped out the back door. However, this does have a bit of a bad oder.
And, what does this say about arguments in the press that the science is settled for
"Global Warming" "Climate Change" "Climate Chaos"? Is it just more Lysenkoism?
As to the book itself, here is an uneasy review in Slate.
My own view, not having read the book, is that we do want to know where the data leads us, but from a political point of view (and an economic point of view) we want to avoid grouping people and making decisions based upon such groupings, but rather allow each individual to rise to their own level of excellence. Further, we should provide the schooling to allow that rise. And the social environment. This nation is not so rich that we can afford to overlook anyone, regardless of race, color, creed or nation of origin.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ No, I am not recommending the book. I haven't read it. It is here for completeness.