New Study Links DNA and Political Ideology http://mys.tc/2fu
New study says “Genetic influences account for a substantial proportion of individual differences in political traits,” linking DNA and political beliefs.
How much of your Ideology is innate, and how much is acquired?
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Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennet meet at Oxford for a robust discussion on memetics, genetics, religion, faith, and cultural tropes.
Are you comfortable reconciling your ideas as societal viruses? :)
What is worse- that 46% of people polled said they were creationists - or that 32% believe in ‘theistic evolution’ ??
If creationism is correct archaeology, paleontology, geology, genetics, biology, chemistry and physics are part of a vast fraud.
'It matters what we believe and why we believe it. Not just in terms of religious identification, not just for deciding what and how we do things in our day-to-day lives, but also in relation to politics. Take such monumental policy decisions as those regarding health care, or the military. Do we go with what we feel is right and wrong, or—as is the more commonly understood basis for such policy decisions—do we do what will be best for the most people? How about suicide bombers? Why are they willing to lose their lives for their beliefs? Now, we can begin to better understand the mechanisms of such decisions by combining expertise in religion, philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, economics, and even genetics.'
Read more: Where Do ‘Sacred’ Values Live in the Brain?
'Today, the notion of race purification is associated with Nazi Germany. However, the theory of race improvement was originally put forth in 1893 by the noted British scientist Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, as the science of “eugenics.”
Galton argued: “Eugenics is the study of agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations, whether physically or mentally.” From the turn-of-the-20th century until the late-70s, eugenics found a welcoming home in the good-old U.S. of A.
The program was in effect for over four decades, from 1933 to 1977, and some 7,600 people suffered sterilization at the hands of the state.’
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