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What attitudes and traits are heritable?

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20 minutes ago, Doctor Lee said:

I really wish to have specifics on what attitudes and traits are heritable.

If you want specifics about genetics, you need to ask specific questions. Heritability usually references quantitative traits like height and IQ which are passed down directly through the population over time by variation in the genes. Some traits don't vary, like having 4 limbs and 5 digits at the end of each limb, and are considered more of a basic genetic program.

I hadn't heard about attitudes being heritable, but a quick search revealed a discussion here at SFN: 

I haven't finished it yet, but thought I'd share it.

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On 8/4/2019 at 5:55 PM, Phi for All said:

 Heritability usually references quantitative traits like [...] IQ which are passed down directly through the population over time by variation in the genes

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here has been significant controversy in the academic community about the heritability of IQ since research on the issue began in the late nineteenth century

 

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