Personality and socialization aren't the same thing.
I don't consider myself to be that radical a thinker.
Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately art depends on human nature.
But in most cases even the possibility that the correlations reflect shared genes is taboo.
Most intellectuals today have a phobia of any explanation of the mind that invokes genetics.
Evolutionary psychology is one of four sciences that are bringing human nature back into the picture.
Why are empirical questions about how the mind works so weighted down with political and moral and emotional baggage?
The great appeal of the doctrine that the mind is a blank slate is the simple mathematical fact that zero equals zero.
As many political writers have pointed out, commitment to political equality is not an empirical claim that people are clones.
There has to be innate circuitry that does the learning, that creates the culture, that acquires the culture, and that responds to socialization.