The Left loves to tell the Right that it’s anti-science, pointing (not without reason) to the correlation between conservative beliefs and a failure to come to terms with the scientific facts of evolution and human-caused climate change. But there’s a subtler tendency on the Left; a fear of research into human nature, in case the findings are in some way politically uncomfortable.
Steven Pinker wrote at length about this in The Blank Slate – about a politically correct fear that, if we found genetic differences in abilities between sexes or races, it would undermine efforts to establish political equality between those sexes and races. Two pieces in the last few days have expressed similar fears about research into a possible genetic basis for human sexuality.
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