Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Far Left sociobiology   posted by Razib @ 9/27/2006 11:51:00 PM

The frogs at AlphaPsy point me to this article, Anarchism and Social Nature, in a Left-anarchist publication. The focus of the piece is a review of The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker, and here is the punchline:
We, along with most other ideologies on the Left, have based our theory on a mistaken concept of human nature. We have learned over the years to distrust words like sociobiology, evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, and above all that dreaded buzzword, 'hard-wired' - yet we can no longer ignore the fact that these sciences are probably right about human nature.

AlphaPsy has a detailed analysis, so I'll hand it off to them.

Related: The Conflict Within - The Left's Version of Creationism, The Turning of the Tide.