It’s one thing to deplore eugenics on ideological, political, moral grounds. It’s quite another to conclude that it wouldn’t work in practice. Of course it would. It works for cows, horses, pigs, dogs & roses. Why on earth wouldn’t it work for humans? Facts ignore ideology.— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) February 16, 2020
After much dragging on Twitter, poor Dr. Dawkins tweets that as penance for Badthink he is mortifying his brain cells by appreciatively listening to Angela Saini’s low brow Science Denialist Superior: The Return of Race Science:
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I hope Dawkins gets to the part where Saini goes to interview Harvard geneticist David Reich, who methodically demolishes her book’s entire thesis and Saini is left with no response except to harrumph in shock:
They are words I never expected to hear from a respected mainstream geneticist.
There is a Great Cancellation which must come to us all, no matter how clearly we signal our virtue— Pat Roberts (@PatrrRoberts) February 17, 2020