The Gene Illusion: Genetic Research in Psychiatry and Psychology Under the Microscope
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Problem is that the whole basis of his “much-needed rebuttal of evidence” (as a premise for research) is neither explained nor warranted, we are simply to accept this “necessity” for the research at face value without a reason for it (?).
In fact the hidden bias or political agenda of researchers Dr. Jay Joseph supposedly condemns as: “faulty research used to support the interests of those attempting to bolster political agendas.” can be said to be the same motives influencing his own work.
Because all he does is offer personal simplistic observations and comments of a political nature, grounded in relativist Marxist ideals that have no scientific merits whatsoever. In fact the entire field of genetic research - its importance - and invaluable contributions to humanity to date would never have existed if it could have been disproved or repudiated so easily.
Dr. Jay Joseph here not only dismisses this branch or research but the entire concept of scientific study based on test by trial and error. This is scientific revisionism as its finest and calls for burning of books based on ideological dogma. Absolutely to avoid and be condemned by every researcher and scholar.
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