Genes, Race and Intelligence

More on this prickly issue:

"Why write about this topic? Why hurt people's feelings? Why gratify bigots?

Because truth matters. Because the truth isn't as bad as our ignorant, half-formed fears and suspicions about it. And because you can't solve a problem till you understand it.

Two days ago, I said we could fight the evidence of racial differences in IQ, or we could accept it. Yesterday, I outlined the difficulty of fighting it. What happens if we accept it? Can we still believe in equality?"

To even write about this topic deserves recognition, and I think Mr. Saletan did an excellent job on it. Good conclusion, even with the God talk:

"No, we are not created equal. But we are endowed by our Creator with the ideal of equality, and the intelligence to finish the job."

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