Biology as destiny?


The New York Times is obsessed with genetics and biology—as—destiny these days. The Gray Lady finds biological reasons that may be  responsible for homosexuality, Jews being smarter than other groups, and now one's political orientation.

This type of thinking lead to the Harvard brouhaha about gender differences in academia. Now when will the Times cover that aspect of genetic determinism? Will the Times give Larry Summers any leeway in exploring that issue? Would the Times ever follow the logical conclusion of their articles and investigate the probability that there are at least some genetic/biological reasons behind the gender ratios among scientists?

Ed Lasky   6 21 05