Get Nicholas Wade’s book “A Troublesome Inheritance” out now! It’s a huge scandal for the race denying, egalitarian left! From a New York Times writer no less! Wow!
Charles Murray reviews Nicolas Wade’s new book in the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal. The following are excerpts, followed by my comments.
The reigning intellectual orthodoxy is that race is a “social construct,” a cultural artifact without biological merit.
The orthodoxy’s equivalent of the Nicene Creed has two scientific tenets. The first, promulgated by geneticist Richard Lewontin in “The Apportionment of Human Diversity” (1972), is that the races are so close to genetically identical that “racial classification is now seen to be of virtually no genetic or taxonomic significance.” The second, popularized by the late paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, is that human evolution in everything…
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