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Old 04-24-2010, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Originally Posted by dusk99 View Post
I think its obvious that its more complex for humans than other animals. What I'm saying is that its a combination of both genes and socialization/culture, to say genes play no effect at all is idiotic. Everything that we are is the manifestation of our genetics. Geniuses have a high IQ because of their genes. I believe some amount of credence can be given to genes for the formation of languages. If you look around the world you'll see that regions with similar genetic sub-groups ("races" if you want to call it that) have developed similar langauges. Although this can also be attributable to the fact that they developed in close proximity, I also think its fair to say that "culture" is a reflection of the genes of the people who created it.

You are denying the role of genetics because it doesn't fit into your fantasy egalitarian worldview where "we are all equal and we are all the same underneath". Equality does not exist in nature, its inequality which drives evolution. Its ironic that typically the people who are atheistic evolutionists deny this essential fact when it applies to humans. Their egalitarianism is a Christian idea, not a scientific one.
Either way, the genetic behavior would be on a individual level, not a whole race.

 
Old 04-24-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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Anyone study culture and sociology? People from different countries and races learn certain behaviors from their family and peers and are trained to be a certain way.
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