Celebrating Human Genetic Diversity

In their recent Nature article “Let’s Celebrate Human Genetic Diversity,” Bruce T. Lahn and Lanny Ebenstein argue that human genetic based differences should be explored, not ignored or covered up. While it’s fairly commonplace to maintain that medically significant population differences should be explored, the authors argue that intellectual differences should also be researched. While others have also had this case, interestingly Lahn and Ebenstein allude to the Race Realist Moral Case:

“The current moral position is a sort of ‘biological egalitarianism’. This dominant position emerged in recent decades largely to correct grave historical injustices, including genocide, that were committed with the support of pseudo scientific understandings of group diversity. The racial-hygiene theory promoted by German geneticists Fritz Lenz, Eugene Fischer and others during the Nazi era is one notorious example of such pseudoscience. Biological egalitarianism is the view that no or almost no meaningful genetically
based biological differences exist among human groups, with the exception of a few superficial traits such as skin colour. Proponents of this view seem to hope that, by promoting biological sameness, discrimination against groups or individuals will become groundless. We believe that this position, although well intentioned, is illogical and even dangerous, as it implies that if significant group diversity were established, discrimination might thereby be justified. We reject this position.”

And what would that case be? Simply, the expectation for equal group performance leads to defamatory claims, socially sanctioned racial prejudice, and legally sanctioned racial privileges. From a practical point of view, the real travesty of justice is expecting all ethne to compete equally independent of ‘racism.’ Just like members within an ethnos, inevitably different ethne significant performance variation between ethne.

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