Science as social control: money, politics, and genetics research

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Variations in individual “educational attainment”  cannot be attributed to inherited genetic differences. That is the finding of a new study reported in Science magazine (Rietveld et al. 2013). According to this research, fully 98% of all the variation is caused by factors other than a person’s simple genetic makeup.

But that statistic did not make the headlines. Instead, the study authors and members of the press focused almost entirely on three gene variants that each contribute just 0.02% to variation in educational attainment.

The science of human biology is in the grip of hidden political forces powerful enough to enable (this and other) comprehensively misrepresented genetic studies to slip through the scientific peer review process, and be published in the foremost journals of science.

Read the full, original story here: Science as Social Control: Political Paralysis and the Genetics Agenda

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