Race?: Debunking a Scientific Myth
- Texas A&M University Anthropology Series
- Narrated by: Peter Lerman
- Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-01-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
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In this intriguing and highly accessible audiobook, physical anthropologist Ian Tattersall and geneticist Rob DeSalle, both senior scholars from the American Museum of Natural History, explain what human races actually are - and are not - and place them within the wider perspective of natural diversity. They explain that the relative isolation of local populations of the newly evolved human species during the last Ice Age - when Homo sapiens was spreading across the world from an African point of origin - has now begun to reverse itself, as differentiated human populations come back into contact and interbreed.
The book is published by Texas A&M University Press.
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By Robert M Nimocks on 11-24-17
This book attempted to debunk the notion that human races exist. It would have been more accurately named: Species? Debunking a Scientific Myth that Human's Represent Different Species. No one doubts that humans comprise one reproducible species: sapiens. Based on their title, though, I expected the authors to argue effectively why the term race is inaccurate. They never did, only preaching that by defining humans by race opens a door to comparisons of differences, which in turn can lead to conflicts and atrocities. No new insights were offered. The title is misleading. The 11 hours and 55 minutes wasted.
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