Fewer subjects are more controversial than the study of genetics and its relation to just about every facet of human aptitude.
The debate over whether genes or memes drive our intelligence has been raging in the scientific community for decades on end. Unsurprisingly, this has boiled over into politics as well. Today, one can be labeled by ideologues on the left and the right alike for simply presenting the opinion that genetics play no small role in life achievement.
Steve Sailer is one of the few journalists who regularly writes about the relationship between intelligence and society. That, of course, has earned him no shortage of accolades and detractions. He and I discussed the essential aspects of the aforementioned relationship.
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