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For documents, see U S Government Department of Health, Education and Welfare, National Institutes of Health ( 1 9 7 6 ) Recombinant DNA Research, Washington D C , U S Government Printing Office. Annas, G. ( 1 9 7 2 ) X Y Y and the law. Hastings Center Report, 2; Roblin, R. ( 1 9 7 5 ) The Boston X Y Y case. Hastings Center Report, 4, 5-8. Chorover, S. ( 1 9 7 6 ) The pacification of the brain: from phrenology to psychosurgery. In: Morely, T. , Current Controversies in Neurosurgery, Philadelphia, W.

These are far-reaching claims, of the kind put forward by redemptive religions. But private claims do not turn a system into religion. Every scientist believes in the truth and in the importance of his own discovery and wants his truth to be recognized, shared and used for the welfare of mankind, and to his own glory. He regards the discoveries of every other scientist as only provisional truth and frequently tends to regard his own as a more permanent one. Of course, the claims of social scientific system builders are more wide-ranging than those of other scientists, but they are still of the same kind.

D . D A V I S Dr Nelkin cited the XYY controversy. Since it arose at my university and since it illustrates the role of ideology in contributing to present public concern over science, I should like to review the story in some detail. The study cannot be described correctly as a test for the claim that an extra Y chromosome is a cause of criminal behaviour. Unfortunately, that deterministic view of the significance of the extra chromosome had arisen, because earlier studies had shown a prevalence of the XYY karyotype in mental-penal institutions, in several countries, ten to twenty times that in the general population.

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