Facial Technology suggest biological determinism

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    Assuming this is true, my genes can (emphasis on can) also determine whether I will suffer from any number of diseases, what temperament I will have, and roughly how long I will live- but the environment also plays a role. This gets into the nature versus nurture debate. How I'm raised can have an impact on many things in my life. My environment can effect whether or not the genes within me that can cause cancer will activate or not. Maybe I will be killed by injury before any of this matters. Maybe how I (and others, and the environment) treat my body will result in a different natural death than what my genotype initially suggested. None of this means anything in relation to the existence of a rational soul.

    The articles seem to want to pin everything on nature, and considering the controversial content of them, it seems to be for the purposes of their agenda.
     
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    True. It may be legit to say that some people with certain political, religious, or sexual orientations have particular grooming habits that were used to form the basis of this data but may not be entirely true about all, and may even differ in other cultures entirely. Some could even say that people's self-image will influence their identity later in life, if it reimburses the pressure to act according to their culture's expectations and demands.

    They seem to be saying that if it looks like a duck, or quacks like a duck, then it's a duck, and some stereotypes are valid, but again, like I said, there may be much more nuanced reasons for that which are not all encompassing on the individuals in question.
     
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    What I keep in mind when reading articles like this is the extent to which science has become politicized

    After all, the prestige of science has become so high, that if you can make a claim that science has “just” discovered something, it instantly enters the realm of infallibility

    However those who know the history of science know that rarely does science “just” discover anything... discoveries take 20-30 years to be found and then confirmed by independent peer reviews and un-politicized second, third,and even fourth generations of scientists... Many a famous “discovery” was flatly overturned later, when a less biased scientist followed the same line of research but didn’t find the expected “discovery”!
     

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