I agree with you, Joseph (though not sure about Shaw, he wrote some
pretty good stuff).
I decided to focus here on race because I THOUGHT people would "get
it" much more easily ...
At 08:56 AM 2/21/2007, you wrote:
>Mitchell I think you'll find that if you look closely enough and the
>genetics and intelligence issue you'll find that, not only is there
>no such thing as race, there is no such thing as genetic
>differences in intelligence full stop. Intelligence itself is an
>ideological construct rather like money. Like money some people have
>more of it than others and like money it can be inherited. It
>appears as an ideology in the latter part of the 19th century when
>all the property was bought up so to speak and the professional
>middle class, Hobsbawm's nouvelle couche sociale, needed a
>justification for privilege. So you had Francis Amasa Walker
>president of MIT teaching his students about the rent of (their)
>ability, their property was their ability and in Britain you had
>George Bernard Shaw writing about socialism as the "paradise for the able".