Dec 28, 2009

Genetics as the scientific approach in social sciences

An article about a possibility of genetic transmission of political party identification (see There may be a 'party' in your genes) is part of a mini-symposium titled "The scientific analysis of politics". According to the press-release "Top scholars, using evolutionary psychological and biological frameworks, provide fresh approaches to the study of politics and political behavior." Does it mean that all the previous analyses and approaches to politics were non- or anti-scientific?