Nature 90, Nurture 10

But we can’t say that, can we?

Anyone with an ounce of common sense, two eyes, and a grasp of history understands instinctively that most genetic traits are inheritable.

Height, body type, skin color, even eye color run in genetically related families, and those families, bound together in local, tribal, ethnic, and national communities, reflect that.

There’s nothing inherently conspiratorial, “racist” or “supremacist” about any of this.

And yet, for decades, ideologically driven scientists and cultural Marxist apologists have struggled with such a raw truth, and have endeavored to show that nurture, not nature, is the determining factor, especially when it comes to talents and intelligence.

After all, what do human sperm and eggs have to do with the making of the New Soviet Man omelet?

Diseases too, for that matter, sickle cell anemia, for one.

Oak Park IL doctor James B. Herrick, of Presbyterian Hospital, had an important role in discovering sickle cell disease, by the way, as related in my history of Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center, Good Medicine: The First 150 Years of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center.

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