Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Unscientific brain theories

Today's Dear Abby says:
DEAR ABBY: In a recent column you advised the mother of a girl who had confided that she is gay and wants to come out, that homosexuality has "nothing to do with parenting and everything to do with genetics." You need to retract that statement. If you do not publicly admit your error, I will know you are a mouthpiece for the gay and lesbian crowd. -- LEONARD IN LYNCHBURG

DEAR LEONARD: If I did not believe with all my heart that what I wrote is true, I wouldn't have put my thoughts on paper. ...
Besides giving bad advice, I guess Dear Abby is indeed a mouthpiece for the gay and lesbian crowd.

This WSJ blog points out how politically correct scientists eagerly jump to extremes in the nature-nuture debate. Sometimes they assume that things are 100% environmental, and sometimes they assume that they assume 100% genetics. It is driven by politics.

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