Within even the scientific community, liberal pieties cloud one’s ability to see reason and evidence for what they are: a disinfectant to prejudice and superstition.
In terms of empirical science, eventually, truth always prevails.
There’s a Dark Enlightenment coming. It is inevitable, and can only be suppressed for so long.
In the meantime, here are some liberal Penn State professors wringing their hands:
Racism as a social and scientific concept is reshaped and reborn periodically through the ages and according to an anthropologist, both medical and scientific researchers need to be careful that the growth of genomics does not bring about another resurgence of scientific racism.
“What we are facing is a time when genomic knowledge widens and gene engineering will be possible and widespread,” said Nina Jablonski, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology. “We must constantly monitor how this information on human gene diversity is used and interpreted. Any belief system that seeks to separate people on the basis of genetic endowment or different physical or intellectual features is simply inadmissible in human society.”
What worries Jablonski and the sociologists, psychologists and evolutionary biologists in her session at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, on February 14 in Chicago, are people who believe that they can use genetic traits to describe races and to develop race-specific interventions for each group. One particularly disturbing approach, although currently suggested as beneficial, is application of genetics to create special approaches to education. The idea that certain individuals and groups learn differently due to their genetic makeup, and so need specialized educational programs could be the first step in a slippery slope to recreating a new brand of “separate but equal.”