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December 09, 2007

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The barley analogy is not applicable. In humans, genes and environment *synergize* - they are not independent variables. Smarter humans have the capability to seek better environments for themselves and their children. Simplest example: having enough sense to come in out of the cold. Barley can't do that...

BigDon,
Good point. You may be right: humans are capable of conscious interactive effects. But...the barley analogy is still useful, I believe, in countering the genetic determinist position. Thanks for commenting.

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