the issue of creationism., ID and evolution, I strongly recommend the
book "Use and Abuse of Biology"m MIT Press, by Philip Kitcher-
a philosopher at Columbia- an older but timeless book plus his recent
article in his book "In Mendel's Mirror" Oxford Univ.
On IQ and
heredity, the article by Eric Turkheimer et al. which I have attached
indicates some changes in this pitiful field. They found that the
heritability of IQ in people of low SES was close to zero. I don't
necessarily agree with all of their conclusions, but the group which
includes mainstream psychologists like Irv Gottesman is not one you would
necessarily expect this conclusion from. (I haven't looked closely
but I believe that Frank Sulloway in this week's New York Review
misrepresents the article.) There are still many problems in their
study but if you want a source that I feel gives a good feel for them,
look at the book that came out of the AAAS, Hastings Center working group
that I was part of, referenced below.
Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Harvard Medical School
200 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
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see my articles and book:
My book, a memoir: Making Genes,
Making Waves: A Social Activist in Science, Harvard University Press
Copies conformes ou copies
qu’on forme ? Sciences et Avenir Hors-Série #149,
Should we make a fuss? A case for
social responsibility in science. F. Huang and J.
Beckwith, Nature Biotechnology. 23:1479-1480 (2005).
Whither Human Behavioral
Genetics, J. Beckwith in
Behavioral Genetics: Ethics, Science, and Public
Conversation, eds. E. Parens, A. Chapman and N.
Press. Johns Hopkins University Press (2005)