A debate as inevitable as it is exhausted. Take it from an expert in genetic epistemology:
The problem with trying to be a reasonable skeptic is that one easily makes enemies on both fronts of any debate: you acknowledge that genetics does set limits to human characteristics, and you get accused of being a genetic determinist and possibly encouraging eugenics. You grant that the environment plays a sometimes major role and you are ridiculed as an anti-scientific fuzzy thinker. Wake up, ladies and gentlemen on both fronts: the reality is both more complex and more fascinating than either caricature would allow. It is neither nature nor nurture, it is -- as the title of an unusually balancedbook by Matt Ridley puts it -- nature via nurture.
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