restricted access PART IX: Biology and Pseudoscience
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Part IX Biology and Pseudoscience Are races real, innate, the product of physical and genetic differences? Are they arrayed in a hierarchy of intelligence and ability by race-with one's own race, presumably, at the top? Is complex behavior, such as criminality, genetically determined? Most scientists say emphatically no to these questions. Yet one of the most persistent strains of thought holds that races are distinct, with whites at the top in intelligence, morals, and other desirable attributes. The recent publication of The Bell Curve, by Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray, has focused attention on all these issues. And what of the question of selective breeding? Minority families often have several children, elite whites only one or two. Does that mean that a precious gene pool will inevitably decline? Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material ...