"Although many people may not like it, the facts clearly show that human behavior and human abilities are strongly shaped by heredity. Scientists, doctors, educators, and politicians and policy makers had better start taking those facts into account in what they do." Discuss whether Philippe Rushton, Stephen Jay Gould, Herbert Spencer, T. H. Huxley, Henry Goddard, and Tony Mobley would agree or disagree .
Yes, the facts clearly show that human behavior and human abilities are strongly shaped by heredity. Every human being is developed by hard and soft heredity. Hard heredity are genes that are passed on to you, these can be behaviors or abilities, that are not learned but built into you. Soft heredity is the environment you grow up in and what you are taught. .
Scientists, doctors, educators, politicians and policy makers had better start taking in account that human behavior and human abilities are strongly shaped by heredity. Doctors need to know about hard heredity because of different diseases that are hereditary. If doctors knew more about heredity they maybe able to predict diseases that will occur in people and treat them before they occur. Politicians and policy makers need to understand heredity, hard and soft, to accommodate people with hereditary disabilities. Policy makers, judges, need to understand more about heredity because criminal cases like Tony Mobley maybe a cause of a hereditary diseases.
Philippe Rushton would agree that human behavior and abilities are hereditary. In Race, evolution and behavior Philippe Ruston says "At 7 years of age, the black children's IQ was comparable to those of their white siblings, but 10 years later the black children had reverted to their population mean IQ and educational achievement." (Race, Evolution and Behavior, p.264) This is saying that the hereditary genes of the black children kicked in after being raised by white people for 17 years.