What on earth are these “liberals” so terrified of, if not the truth? Instead of going on racist witch-hunts, why don’t they question what IQ means, how great the cultural and environmental impact can be (very considerable), whether such tests should guide public policy at all, or examine how “race” as a social construct does not always correlate to specific variations in human DNA.
Once again Mr. Sullivan's facile, bong-hit, dorm-room Something Something Whig Something Something Burke Conservatism blinds him to the country he continues to live in but adamantly refuses to see.-- Andrew Sullivan, May 14, 2013
Also this from the same, execrable article --
Of course not. We remain the same species, just as a poodle and a beagle are of the same species. But poodles, in general, are smarter than beagles, and beagles have a much better sense of smell. We bred those traits into them, of course, fast-forwarding evolution. But the idea that natural selection and environmental adaptation stopped among human beings the minute we emerged in the planet 200,000 years ago – and that there are no genetic markers for geographical origin or destination – is bizarre. It would be deeply strange if Homo sapiens were the only species on earth that did not adapt to different climates, diseases, landscapes, and experiences over hundreds of millennia. We see such adaptation happening very quickly in the animal kingdom. Our skin color alone – clearly a genetic adaptation to climate – is, well, right in front of one’s nose.-- which Lawyers, Guns and Money accurately points out is...
...an argument well at home within the circles of late 19th century Social Darwinism, Lamarckism, and scientific racism. I mean, Mongoloid skulls are this big and Nordic skulls are this big. It’s right in front of one’s nose!It took America's Greatest Gay Conservative Public Intellectual most of his adult life to notice that the American Conservatism is built on a pillar of hating gay people.
I wonder how many more decades of facediving into enormous piles of phrenological offal it will take before what is really going on here begins to slooooooooowly dawn on him.
Have I mentioned recently there is a Club?
Have I mentioned recently that you are not in it?