Evo-Politics appears to be growing, but it still attracts lots of misunderstandings and myths. John Hibbing has a Top Ten List of misconceptions about evolutionary political science (aka biopolitics, genopolitics, or evo-politics):
- Biology is genetics (biology also includes epigenetic, in utero, and developmental influences)
- Biology is deterministic
- Biology is reductionist
- It is useless to peer inside the body
- Political culture is too idiosyncratic to succumb to biology
- The study of biology and politics has a conservative bias
- The study of biology and politics has a liberal bias
- The study of biology and politics seeks to replace traditional political science
- The study of biology and politics is devoid of policy implications
- Political scientists are incapable of utilizing biological techniques and of appreciating problems with these techniques
I would add that there are other ones too. I hypothesize that such myths arise (at least partly) from ignorance and antipathy.
John R. Hibbing (2013). Ten Misconceptions Concerning Neurobiology and Politics. Perspectives on Politics, 11, pp 475-489. doi:10.1017/S1537592713000923.