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We can’t ignore the evidence: genes affect social mobility

Why do so many people fail to accept the overwhelming evidence that genes contribute to academic achievement and thereby social status, asks Jill Boucher

By Jill Boucher   December 2013

A bon mot that recently came my way and which I rather like is: “If you’re not angry, you haven’t been paying attention.” I get angry about many issues, and try hard not to pay attention to those that I can do absolutely nothing about, or know nothing about apart from what I may pick up from the media (an unreliable source). I do, however, pay attention to, and get irritated…

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