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Natura e ambiente: la natura vince [EN]

Natura e ambiente: la natura vince [EN]

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A cura di @Apollyon.

Quillette spiega la posizione di Robert Plomin secondo la quale la componente ambientale dei tratti cognitivi sia in larga parte trascurabile rispetto a quella ereditaria. Inoltre, critica la posizione delle scienze sociali e dell’annessa replication crisis per l’impiego di metodologie biased e poco affidabili per discreditare le posizioni ereditariste.

Almost every psychological trait has significant heritability, even political leanings. To a significant degree, you’re either born a little Liberal or else a little Conservative, to quote Gilbert and Sullivan.[…]

Assuming that this work is correct, what does it mean? What are the implications?
It means that we have to completely rethink and rebuild the social sciences.
Indeed, social scientists have done such a terrible job that it’s hard to see how the field can be repaired. They wanted the false results they got, and they still do. I’m sure their descendants will as well. Isn’t heritability grand?
We need a different kind of social science researcher, smarter, less emotional, and more curiosity-driven. Intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic. But where will we find them?

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