The ideological opposition to biological truth

Why Evolution Is True

One distressing characteristic of the Left, at least as far as science is concerned, is to let our ideology trump scientific data; that is, some of us ignore biological data when it’s inimical to our political preferences. This plays out in several ways: the insistence that race doesn’t exist (and before you accuse me of saying that races do exist, read about what I’ve written here before: the issue is complex), that there are no evolutionarily-based innate (e.g., genetically based) behavioral or psychological differences between ethnic groups, and that there are no such differences, either, between males and females within humans.

These claims are based not on biological data, but on ideological fears of the Left: if we admit of such differences, it could foster racism and sexism.  Thus. any group differences we do observe, whether they reside in psychology, physiology, or morphology, are to be explained on first principle as resulting from culture rather…

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Beyond Belief

The series of lectures/debates/talks at Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA. The program is called Beyond Belief and organised by The Science Network (thesciencenetwork.org). Moderated by Roger Bingham. Participating Scientists are from all different fields from physics to chemistry, biology, neuroscience, social sciences and philosophy. Some of the speakers touch on The Templeton Foundation.   Click on [...]