DAILYKENN.com -- Philosophy and science often contradict.
Such was the case in 1615 when religious philosophers butted heads with Galileo. The permeating influence of the Catholic church overwhelmed reality forcing the scientist to recant and spend the remainder of his life under house arrest.
Fast forward to 2016 when hard science is butting heads with cultural Marxism philosophers. As Galileo was forced to recant, honest science is capitulating to the permeating influence of Marxist ideologues. The outcome is a masquerading pseudo-science that denies the genetic influence on human health and behavior disparities as observed in various races.
Consequently, "genome pioneers and social scientists alike called for an end to the use of race as a variable in genetic research."
According to an article published today (Feb. 5, 2016) in Science:
Some have argued that relevant genetic information can be seen at the racial level and that race is the best proxy we have for examining human genetic diversity. Others have concluded that race is neither a relevant nor accurate way to understand or map human genetic diversity. Still others have argued that race-based predictions in clinical settings, because of the heterogeneous nature of racial groups, are of questionable use, particularly as the prevalence of admixture increases across populations.In simple terms, Marxism thrives on social causation of all that ails us. When that causation is displaced with the reality of natural causation, Marxism withers and dies. Consequently, Marxist philosophers deny the biological basis of racial distinctions and demand science capitulate to their false perspectives.
Again, philosophers seldom capitulate to reality. Such was the case when the Catholic church rebuffed Galilieo and such is the case today as cultural Marxism rebuffs empirical evidence of genetic disparities between races.
When hard science disputes philosophy, philosophers tend to use strong-armed, Inquisition-like tactics forcing science to retrofit reality to square with the philosophers' distorted perspectives.
The outcome is a reality-denying pseudo-science every bit as distorted as a geocentric universe. Pseudo-science is then embraced as hard science.
Tragically, researchers going forward will be compelled to follow a misguided trajectory that follows the path of Marxism rather than reality.
The outcome will transcend bad science, but will result in bad decisions that will be devastating, particularly in healthcare research.
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