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- adj. Capable of being passed on to children.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being inherited. See inheritable.
- adj. Qualified to inherit; capable of inheriting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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The notion that there are significant hereditable differences in cognitive functioning between ‘races’ or ‘ethnic groups’ is simply unsustainable.
“The notion that there are significant hereditable differences in cognitive functioning between ‘races’ or ‘ethnic groups’ is simply unsustainable.”
The research supporting the validity of IQ itself and that of hereditable IQ is just too overwhelming.
Unfortunately, in popular use the second meaning has tended to take over with the result that it has become understood as a justification of unrestrained competition between peers, with no consideration of the hereditable element involved in Darwinian natural selection.
A woman who puts a child up for adoption today is arguably more likely to do so for pressing reasons, i.e. due to problems with illegal substances, imprisonment or family abuse, factors that could be hereditable.
Had it been discovered that variable traits within populations are not hereditable, or that hereditable traits never affect fitness, Darwinism would have been immediately falsified.
(Keith, 1946, p.8), and Hitler was “also a eugenist,” so “Germans who suffer from hereditable imperfections of mind or of body must be rendered infertile, so that as the strong may not be plagued by the weak … In all these matters the Nazi doctrine is evolutionist” (Keith, 1946, p.9);
American scientist Avery succeeded in transferring a hereditable property from one bacterium to another with the aid of pure nucleic acid, and in so doing demonstrated that genes are made up of nucleic acids.
Adam ... being neither Monarch, nor his imaginary Mon - archy hereditable, the Power which is now in the World, is not that which was Adam's since all that Adam could have ... either of Property or Fatherhood, necessarily Died with him, and could not be convey'd to Posterity by
It is true t'at acquired traits are not hereditable.