[Marxism] The transition to capitalism: is it in our genes?
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Wed Aug 8 02:53:10 MDT 2007
On 8/8/07, Auguste Blanqui <blanquist at gmail.com> wrote:
> Almost everything? I've asked you for one example of where a
> behavioral trait like those described in the piece (diligence et. al)
> can be genetically based, and you haven't provided. anything.
I had said: "But almost *everything* is due to genetic AND
Why would you ask me to give you an example of something that is only
"genetically based", since almost nothing is?
> And what biology are you reading? Go read "Not in Our Genes" before
> saying this fin-de-siecle crap is "widely accepted."
By "fin-de-siecle" I assume that you mean the end of the 20th
century. But "Not in Our Genes" was written in 1985.
I'm not sure which part of what I wrote you're disputing. I wrote:
"Almost *everything* is due to genetic AND environmental reasons.
Very few things are caused by purely one or the other. The environment
(and other genes) profoundly influence how a gene gets "expressed" as
a phenotypic effect. This is now widely accepted in biology."
What is your counter-claim? That everything is caused by *only* the environment?
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