Hi Jonathan,
Would you please provide more info and critique about this "counterrevolutionary competition"?



At 09:52 AM 9/24/2020, Jonathan Latham wrote:

The counterrevolutionary competition has 10million more to spend:

"The Alliance will continue to amplify pro-science voices from Africa, South Asia and Latin America through an expanded presence at international events, such as meetings convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization and United Nations.

“International policy discussions are too often dominated by anti-science groups from the global North,” said AfS Global Policy Lead Pablo Orozco, a 2016 AfS Fellow from Guatemala who has mobilized Fellows and others to participate in key international gatherings. “It’s so important that scientists, smallholder farmers and social justice activists from developing nations have a voice in decisions that profoundly affect their food security and quality of life.”"

Jonathan Latham, PhD
Executive Director
The Bioscience Resource Project,
Ithaca, NY 14850 USA


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Notice: Please forgive any delays and slow news. I am writing a book about genetics and genetic determinism.

It is provisionally titled: The Myth of The Master Molecule: DNA and the Social Order

The contention of the book is that the key organising principle of Western thought is the seemingly innocuous and seemingly simple idea that our personal qualities are biologically inherited. That is, our character derives from our ancestors rather than being an always-adapting product of our own experiences, decisions, and education. The book makes the case, first, that genetic determinism is a scientific fallacy. Organisms are self-organised systems and therefore are not genetically determined. Second, the explanation for the myth, which originated in Mesopotamia before 6,000 years ago, is its utility. Genetic determinism rationalises political systems based on genetic privilege. The result was the dismantling of ancient cultures based on inclusiveness and egalitarianiism and their transformation into rigid structures of authoritarian domination based on separation and division: into families, classes, races, nations, sexes (i.e. patriarchy), and species. The final proposition of the book is that propagating the myth was the chief aim of Zoroastrianism and all the Abrahamic religions. Since the 1850s, this role has been appropriated by science. By recognizing how the founding myth of Western civilization is being re-told in the language of science we can start to dismantle and replace it with a more humane and scientific understanding of the world.