MadSci Network: Evolution

Re: what are some specifics of the evolution of the races?

Date: Fri Aug 28 09:55:29 1998
Posted By: Dr. David Smerken, unemployed Ph.D., BIOANTHROPOLOGY, DNA
Area of science: Evolution
ID: 904085807.Ev


The vast majority of biologists and biological anthropologists no longer 
believe in the biological division of the human species into "races."  
However, I believe that there are "folk races," in other words, so-called 
races based on cultural constructs.  For the best books in lay terms I 
suggest first Stephen Jay Gould's "The Mismeasure of Man."  Also you may 
want to look at Ashley Montague's books "Man's Most Dangerous Myth: The 
Fallacy of Race" and "Race, Science and Humanity."

D.S. Smerken, PhD
Murphysboro, IL

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