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Unread April 12th, 2006, 12:43 PM
TomJrzk TomJrzk is offline
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Default Re: Pinker's Blank Slate

Originally Posted by Margaret McGhee
I'd really like to know where the line lies between science and politics in this field. What do you think the purpose of EP is?
We're getting pretty far afield when asking for my opinion, so I'll keep it short:

It would be best for everyone (except the elites) if everyone were able to reach their fullest potential. That requires equal opportunity, a valid goal which we're nowhere near. Science in general and EP along with it might be telling us that equal opportunity and equal results are mutually exclusive. That's all I see and wish we could follow the science as best we can, keeping the politics out of it, though I can see why you'd want to extrapolate that to eugenics to head off the extremists. I don't know that anyone here is an extremist.
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