January 9, 2019 Meeting

Genes and Society in the News:

Article for Discussion:

Discussion Points:

  • This post argues that creationism is no longer the biggest issue for evolutionary science. Instead, one must confront the racist, sexist and other harmful believes, that has been imparted intentionally (or not) to evolutionary science along with and related to genetic determinism.
  • The question was raised as to what Dunsworth means by and distinguishes between Genetic Determinism and Genetic Essentialism (perhaps broader)
  • This article provides references and educational resources and promotes collaboration between scientists and social scientists to address these concerns in all disciplines, even when the topic is not specifically human evolution. As we see with Brian Donovan’s studies, there is a lot of preconceived notions and people will take non-human examples and see the human parallels.

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