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Is human behavior controlled by our genes? Richard Levins reviews ‘The Social Conquest of Earth’

Noted biologist E.O. Wilson argues that human traits such as aggression, racism, hierarchy, and gender bias are controlled by our genes.  In this exclusive review of Wilson's latest book, the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist discusses why an analyses that ignores class fundamentally misunderstands both society and biology.

Noted biologist E.O. Wilson argues that human traits such as aggression, racism, hierarchy, and gender bias are controlled by our genes. In this exclusive review of Wilson’s latest book, the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist discusses why an analyses that ignores class fundamentally misunderstands both society and biology.

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Richard Levins: Capitalism, hunger and health

[Quotes and Insights #28] “The continuation of hunger in the modern world is not the result of an intractable problem thwarting our best efforts to feed people. Rather, agriculture in the capitalist world is directly concerned with profit and only indirectly with feeding people. “Similarly, the organization of health care is directly an economic enterprise […]

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