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Troublesome Science (eBook)

The Misuse Of Genetics And Genomics In Understanding Race

de Rob Desalle 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
Edição ou reimpressão: junho de 2018
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It is well established that all humans today, wherever they live, belong to one single species. Yet even many people who claim to abhor racism take for granted that human races have a biological reality. InTroublesome Science, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall provide a lucid and forceful critique of how scientific tools have been misused to uphold misguided racial categorizations.

DeSalle and Tattersall argue that taxonomy, the scientific classification of organisms, provides an antidote to the myth of races biological basis. They explain how taxonomists do their sciencehow to identify a species and to understand the relationships among different species and the variants within them. DeSalle and Tattersall also detail the use of genetic data to trace human origins and look at how scientists have attempted to recognize discrete populations withinHomo sapiens.Troublesome Science demonstrates conclusively that modern genetic tools, when applied correctly to the study of human variety, fail to find genuine differences. While the diversity that exists within our species is a real phenomenon, it nevertheless defeats any systematic attempt to recognize discrete units within it. The stark lines that humans insist on drawing between their own groups and others are nothing but a mixture of imagination and ideology.Troublesome Science is an important call for researchers, journalists, and citizens to cast aside the belief that race has a biological meaning, for the sake of social justice and sound science alike.

Troublesome Science
The Misuse Of Genetics And Genomics In Understanding Race
ISBN: 9780231546300 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Ciências Soc. e Humanas  >  Sociologia

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