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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 2 months ago

Will US become more liberal through Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection?, Explanation: Masks?

Since Liberals wear masks and masks lower risk of getting coronavirus, they are selected for by natural selection while, conservatives are against wearing masks so they are selected against by Natural selection.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Liberalism is not a genetically determined trait, because the more education a person has, the more liberal he/she is. Natural selection only affects those traits that are genetically determined. Therefore even if cons die in larger numbers than liberals because of not wearing masks, it would not be natural selection and the percentage of conservatives will not decrease because of covid. Further, there are simply too many conservatives for even 500,000 deaths to make a difference.

  • Zirp
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    not by much

    Covid-19 kills about 1 percent of those who have it, and in the vast majority of cases, it kills people who have already passed on their genes to offspring.

    and then there's the little fact that nobody has been able to isolate a "liberal gene"

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