18 Apr '12, 5pm

Science journalist Chris Mooney chats about the GOP’s war on science, and more:

Science journalist Chris Mooney chats about the GOP’s war on science, and more:

As Mooney emphasizes over and over again in the book, this is not determinism. No substantive belief is “hard-wired.” Our nature does not determine our fate any more than our nurture does. These are averages and tendencies, not destinies, and individuals can found all along a broad spectrum. Some of the scientific results, particularly the ones related to genetics, are early and highly tentative. Nonetheless, the totality of the science is substantial enough that it no longer makes sense to ignore it. The way we think about politics and democracy must incorporate a fuller picture of human cognition and cultural identity.

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