Now,the story might seem to good to be true,but when you administer batteries of psychological tests,you get the same results – namely, identical twins separated at birth show quite astonishing similarities.
Now, give both the common sence and scientific data calling the doctrine of the blank slate into question, why should it have been such an appealing notion？
Well, there are a number of political reasons why people have found congenial.
The foremost is that if we’re blank slates, then, by definition,we are equal,because zero equals zero equals zero equals zero.
But if something is written on the slate, then some people could have more of it than others,and according to this line of thinking, that would justify discrimination and inequality.
Another political fear of human nature is that if we are blank slates, we can perfect mankind – the age-old dream of the perfectibility of our species through social engineering.
Whereas if we’re born with certain instincts,then perhaps some of them might condemn us to selfishness,prejudice and violence.
Well,in the book, I argue that these are in fact non sequiturs.
Just to make a long story short：first of all, the concept of fairness is not the same as the concept of sameness.
And so when Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of independence,”We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,”he did not mean “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are clones.”
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