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Intellectuals and Race: Part III

Reginald10 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 9:15 PM
The problem is that too many professors argue about human nature as being shaped by "nature" or "nurture", when the obvious answer is both, plus at least three other things: Random Chance (disease, accident, lottery winnings, etc.), Free Will (which they deny), or the dreaded Something Else. It's entirely possible that there are factors which we do not yet recognize, just as the Romans put up a temple to "an unknown god" so as not to leave one out.
Delta Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 5:39 PM
The real problem is too damned many demmie/progressive professors. Glad my kids went to college long before now.

Editor's note: This is Part III in a series. Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here.

The desire of intellectuals for some grand theory that will explain complex patterns with some solitary and simple factor has produced many ideas that do not stand up under scrutiny, but which have nevertheless had widespread acceptance -- and sometimes catastrophic consequences -- in countries around the world.

The theory of genetic determinism which dominated the early 20th century led to many harmful consequences, ranging from racial segregation and discrimination up to and including the Holocaust. The...