Author: Eric Turkheimer

Reactions to my post yesterday about Human Diversity mostly involved my invocation of the idea of genetic determinism, henceforth GD. https://twitter.com/RealYeyoZa/status/1222430602319880192?s=20 https://twitter.com/hbdchick/status/1222221445557817345?s=20 I know that GD is sometimes used as an all-purpose tool to attack any assertion of a role for genetics in human behavior, but that isn't...

(Longer version of article published at: https://leapsmag.com/the-shiny-and-potentially-dangerous-new-tool-for-predicting-human-behavior/) Posted here with permission) Imagine a world in which pregnant parents could go to the doctor and obtain a simple inexpensive genetic test of their unborn child that would allow them to predict how tall he or she would eventually...

Over the last couple of days, Paige Harden ran a poll about causation in the genome. https://twitter.com/kph3k/status/1137379236157775873 There was a lot of very interesting discussion that you should have a look at.  My take was to wonder whether "cause" is the most important thing we are trying...