twin studies

Deliberately Divided—A Review

Deliberately Divided—A Review

A Review of Deliberately Divided: Inside the Controversial Study of Twins and Triplets Adopted Apart by Nancy L. Segal. Rowman & Littlefield, 520 pages (November, 2021) When I first heard about the Louise Wise Services-Child Development Center (LWS-CDC) twin study, I was shocked but also skeptical. A doctor had separated

Bo Winegard
Bo Winegard
8 min read
Science / Tech
Shame and Silence: The LWS Twin Studies Revisited

Shame and Silence: The LWS Twin Studies Revisited

Some colleagues refused to speak with me, several did so under conditions of anonymity and others would not answer my emails. I felt rejected and perplexed because this was not the experience I was used to. By the time I began writing Deliberately Divided in the fall of 2019, I

Nancy L. Segal
Nancy L. Segal
7 min read
twin studies
Do Parents Make a Difference? A Public Debate in London

Do Parents Make a Difference? A Public Debate in London

On Monday in London’s Emmanuel Centre a debate took place that pitted two Quillette contributors—Robert Plomin and Stuart Ritchie—against two “experts” on child psychology—Susan Pawlby and Ann Pleshette Murphy. The motion was “Parenting doesn’t matter (or not as much as you think)” and we knew

Toby Young
Toby Young
9 min read
adoption studies