May 29, 2017
  • Jared Alexander

    Might I recommend you “Export as PDF…” the document before publishing it. Just a matter of taste

  • Anders Hass

    This article was shown on my Google now. Oy vey!

    But export it as odd if you want me to be able to read it

  • Genetic transmittance of political views has little to no concrete evidence. More plausible are learned views developed overtime by interaction with a subject’s caretakers. The high rate of birth parents also being a child’s caretaker presents a misleading correlation for the genetics argument.

    Things like food and even music preference can be transferred in utero (also more learned than genetic, though tolerance for certain materials like lactose can be taken into account). This is how babies know the voice of their parents before birth.

    I have a hard time believing that political views can be learned in utero due to their complexity. Children are born with a leg up on cadence, tone, and other factors of vocalization, but not any semblance of meaning required to for a baby born yesterday to lean towards isolationism due to interventionalist fervor causing unaccounted for power vacuums in the Middle East.