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    In our near future, advances in DNA research may lead to us being able to read the double helix like it is a recipe. What if every race and gender could be quantifiably labeled as having a general predisposition towards certain aptitudes, behaviors, abilities, and weaknesses? Stereotypes and prejudices would be scientifically acknowledged or disproved. How would society react to such information? It may depend of what the information implied. I don't have any particular belief as to what reality such scientific advancements would establish. I find this question immensely interesting though...

    Would a scientifically verifiable truth be accepted, even if that particular truth had socially offensive implications?
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    Hmmm we do already realise the differences and there's still racism and inequality. This is just how the world works mate.
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    (Original post by falseprofit)
    In our near future, advances in DNA research may lead to us being able to read the double helix like it is a recipe. What if every race and gender could be quantifiably labeled as having a general predisposition towards certain aptitudes, behaviors, abilities, and weaknesses? Stereotypes and prejudices would be scientifically acknowledged or disproved. How would society react to such information? It may depend of what the information implied. I don't have any particular belief as to what reality such scientific advancements would establish. I find this question immensely interesting though...

    Would a scientifically verifiable truth be accepted, even if that particular truth had socially offensive implications?
    I dont think racism will ever be completly gone to be honest. It was integrated into our society by long years of history and culture and something like that will always have a print on the future.
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    (Original post by falseprofit)
    In our near future, advances in DNA research may lead to us being able to read the double helix like it is a recipe. What if every race and gender could be quantifiably labeled as having a general predisposition towards certain aptitudes, behaviors, abilities, and weaknesses? Stereotypes and prejudices would be scientifically acknowledged or disproved. How would society react to such information? It may depend of what the information implied. I don't have any particular belief as to what reality such scientific advancements would establish. I find this question immensely interesting though...

    Would a scientifically verifiable truth be accepted, even if that particular truth had socially offensive implications?
    No, an offensive truth is never accepted. "Genetical relativism" is every bit as intolerable as institutional racism or sexism. We shall denounce all forms of inconvenient truths.
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    (Original post by falseprofit)
    In our near future, advances in DNA research may lead to us being able to read the double helix like it is a recipe. What if every race and gender could be quantifiably labeled as having a general predisposition towards certain aptitudes, behaviors, abilities, and weaknesses? Stereotypes and prejudices would be scientifically acknowledged or disproved. How would society react to such information? It may depend of what the information implied. I don't have any particular belief as to what reality such scientific advancements would establish. I find this question immensely interesting though...

    Would a scientifically verifiable truth be accepted, even if that particular truth had socially offensive implications?
    Society will react the same way they do now with awkward truths. Stick their head in the sand, pretend none of it is real and weasel their way around it with mental gymnastics.
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    (Original post by falseprofit)
    In our near future, advances in DNA research may lead to us being able to read the double helix like it is a recipe. What if every race and gender could be quantifiably labeled as having a general predisposition towards certain aptitudes, behaviors, abilities, and weaknesses? Stereotypes and prejudices would be scientifically acknowledged or disproved. How would society react to such information? It may depend of what the information implied. I don't have any particular belief as to what reality such scientific advancements would establish. I find this question immensely interesting though...

    Would a scientifically verifiable truth be accepted, even if that particular truth had socially offensive implications?
    I don't think you quite understand the complexity of DNA. What makes you think that by the time these scientists find even one single gene that they think codes for a particular trait, that a thousand others have not been created through new mutations?

    If I'm going to humour the idea, then I'd say knowing everyone before they're even born and then thereafter is not a world I would ever wat to live in.
 
 
 
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