It’s one of the more bizarre beliefs of the modern left that genes don’t play any part in intelligence. That we’re born as a tabula rasa, it being society and solely society that imprints upon us. It is this underlying belief that drives the insistence upon equality of outcome. If it’s only the structure of reality which makes for differences in people then we can reorder society in order to eliminate those differences of outcome. It’s also this belief that is the purest colei*.
Take this latest finding, that the stability of marriage depends upon genetic factors:
The secret to a happy marriage lies in the genes, scientists have discovered, as new research finds a predisposition not to be anxious is the key to marital stability. A study by Yale University which examined 178 married couples found a gene trait in common among those whose marriages were more secure. Researchers focused on the role of a genetic variation that affects oxytocin, a hormone that plays a role in social bonding, known as the GG genotype. The found that once factors such as physical attraction and shared values had been taken into account, the genotype explained what those who felt themselves secure in their marriages had in common.
Not banging the au pair is genetically influenced at least if not determined. And yet we’re expected to believe that being able to count to 13 while shod is not?
This is before we even think about evolution itself – if intelligence isn’t genetically influenced then how the hell did it arise in the first place? Why is that intelligence level of the majority of human beings above that of the average collie dog and well above that of the average sphagnum moss or politician? What is it that keeps that intelligence level high enough to both breathe and walk at the same time across the generations?
Intelligence simply must be genetically determined given that this is how speciation works. And thus dies one of the major claims of that modern left. We’re not all the same. We’re all God’s Little Snowflakes, sure enough, but we’re not the same.