Do you listen to The Insight podcast? If you don't, you should, I think you'd dig it. Genetics are real, and they inform way more than we'd like to admit about our behaviors, etc. But the big-picture takeaway from it is that we're still all worried about this stuff WAY out of proportion to what it really signifies. It's a deep-dive (if you'll pardon the millenial expression) in to human populations, how they evolved, etc. Recommended.
I think it's a combination of both honestly.I’ll check it out! But I think I disagree with your conclusion. Some of this stuff is extremely significant, to the point where we need public policy involved to attempt to deal with it. For example, racial differences in IQ. Or racial differences in risk of disease. Hell, right now we’re seeing an enormous difference in Covid fatality between white and black citizens. Is that purely a socioeconomic factor, or is there a genetic component? That seems important to know. But people are always afraid to even research this stuff, because there’s a stigma around acknowledging the genetic differences between racial groups.
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