a person who believes that differences between individuals or groups, including moral and intellectual attributes, are predominantly determined by genetic factors (opposed to environmentalist).
characteristic of or based on such belief: hereditarian theories.
- he·red·i·tar·i·an·ism, noun
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A tempting, but ineffective, response to the hereditarian attempt to naturalize inequality is to deny or minimize the influence of nature.How to Build a Society for All to Enjoy - Issue 107: The Edge | Kathryn Paige Harden | September 29, 2021 | Nautilus