Originally Posted by the_spatula
I would like both of you to answer this one question, right now. Yes or no. Nothing else. Just YES or NO.
If a brand new society was started on Mars using the DNA of blacks and whites to create the children that would make up this brand new society (obviously, everybody in the society starts on completely equal footing). Do you think (generations down the road) that blacks would commit a statistically significant more amount of the crime there?
YES or NO
Unless you're a trained genetics expert, your answer here means precisely dick.
Oh sure, we can try to take the kind, cuddly approach to it and say "well hell no!" but what the hell do I know?
Whites are more genetically predisposed to certain diseases and physical maladies. Blacks are more predisposed to others. There are physical distinctions as well.
There might be behavioral or cognitive distinctions as well. I don't know. I don't claim to know - I know exactly jack shit about the biological makeup of the respective races.
Which is why your question is clearly little more than a trap question. None of us are even remotely qualified to answer it. Everyone knows the answer they should
give, but their basis for giving it is based on...well nothing really.
Personally, I think if you dropped 100,000 black babies on Mars and 100,000 white babies on Mars, after several generations you'd see some kind of split in where they excelled and did not. I don't think there would be a predisposition towards criminal conduct, no. I don't know what the differences would be - but I'm confident there would be quite a few of them.
I also don't think that's terribly relevant to this discussion. I don't think biology is the problem in this instance.