03 Jan Welcome to the Gloomy Prospect Blog
I just changed the name of this blog to “The Gloomy Prospect Blog,” in the hope of actually using it. The key to blogging, especially intellectual blogging, is reading. If you read in a structured and regular way, there is plenty to blog about, otherwise not so much. I do read a lot about behavior genetics, so it ought to be a matter of just keeping track of what I read. We’ll see.
Plomin and Daniels said:
One gloomy prospect is that the salient environment might be unsystematic, idiosyncratic, or serendipitous events such as accidents, illnesses, or other traumas . . . . Such capricious events, however, are likely to prove a dead end for research. More interesting heuristically are possible systematic sources of differences between families. (p. 8).
To which I replied: