by Massimo Pigliucci This is my third essay on what has become an informal series on socially relevant false dichotomies (the first one was on “trigger warnings” , the second one on Islamophobia ). On this occasion I’m going to focus again on nature-nurture , perhaps the motherlode of false dichotomies (as well as my area of … Continue reading The false dichotomy of nature-nurture, with notes on feminism, transgenderism, and the construction of races
The Extreme Warrior gene: a reality check
by Alondra Oubré MAOA — Genetic culprit for violence? Theories about inborn race-based aggression, violence, and criminality are back in the news . In the ongoing search for genes underlying social behavior, none has sparked more curiosity, if not controversy, than the gene that codes for monoamine oxidase A — MAOA [2, 3, 4]. Nicknamed … Continue reading The Extreme Warrior gene: a reality check
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