How to understand this sentence in the whole paragraph 【In some respects, we may indeed have become, as Mr. Wallas says, biologically parasitic upon our social heritage. But certainly there is not the least scientific evidence which would enable anyone to argue that men are born with the political habits of the country in which they are born. In so far as political habits are alike in a nation, the first places to look for an explanation are the nursery, the school, the church, not in that limbo inhabited by Group Minds and National Souls. Until you have thoroughly failed to see tradition being handed on from parents, teachers, priests, and uncles, it is a solecism of the worst order to ascribe political differences to the germ plasm.】 This is part of a long paragraph and the last sentence confused me. I don't know the sentence beginning with "until" means what. If someone answers, thank you so much
Dec 5, 2017 6:46 AM
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The paragraph uses very fancy language and it took me a few read throughs to understand it. The entire paragraoh rephrased: "Sometimes, people act like the people around them. It might be because of genetics. However, it's probably because of our upringing. Until you are sure it's not because of upbringing, you shouldn't assume it's because of genetics. "
December 5, 2017
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