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In The Limits and Lies of Human Genetic Research, Jonathan Kaplan weighs in on the controversial subject of the roles genes play in determining aspects of physical and behavioral human variation. Limits and Lies makes the case that neither the information we have on genes, nor on the environment, is sufficient to explain the complex variations among humans.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
|List of Figures and Boxes|
|Ch. 1||Explaining Differences||1|
|Ch. 2||Varieties of Determinism||9|
|Ch. 3||Genes and Causation||22|
|Ch. 4||IQ and Social Policy||58|
|Ch. 5||Criminality and Violence: The Brain and the Gene||89|
|Ch. 6||Gay Genes and the Reification of Homosexuality||104|
|Ch. 7||On the Medicalization of Mood-Affective Disorders: Antidepressants and the Heritability of Depression and Temperament||122|
|Ch. 8||Born to Be Fat? Culture and the Meaning of Weight||135|
|Ch. 9||Contract Pregnancies and Genetic Parenthood||151|
|Ch. 10||The Concept of the Environment||170|
|Legal Cases Cited||217|
|Works without Bylines||218|