Shocking questions. Should scientists refrain from studying topics for fear of PC (political correctness)? Is political correctness more important then finding the scientific truth about important issues of our modern life (crime, intelligence, scientific and economic progress, etc.).
Though we disagree with the idea of censorship, we thank Nature Magazine for bringing out the issue into the open.
This is much better then Canadian law, where even the discussion of censorship is censored by hate speech laws. See Canada
Ethics: Taboo genetics
Probing the biological basis of certain traits ignites controversy. But some scientists choose to cross the red line anyway.
Erika Check Hayden
02 October 2013
Scientists cited or quoted include Steve Hsu, Geoffrey Miller, Christopher Chabris, Francis Galton, Robert Plomin, and Bruce Lahn.
And here is Nature’s tut-tutting editorial:
Behavioural geneticists must tread carefully to prevent their research being misinterpreted.
Here are the four questions in Nature’s poll.
Should scientists refrain from studying the genetics of intelligence?
Should scientists refrain from studying the genetics of race?
Should scientists refrain from studying the genetics of violence?
Should scientists refrain from studying the genetics of sexuality?
Human-Stupidity has described politically correct censorship in academic research about Domestic violence, Race and IQ, childhood sexuality (Rind study, child sex trauma myth).
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