Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History Perspective

Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History Perspective

by J. Philippe Rushton
     
 

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Testing for racial differences in behavior has been much neglected over the past sixty years. And when not subject to neglect, to strongly negative imputations among professionals and politicians alike. According to J. Philippe Rushton, substantial racial differences do exist and their pattern can only be explained adequately from an evolutionary perspective. In Race,…  See more details below

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Testing for racial differences in behavior has been much neglected over the past sixty years. And when not subject to neglect, to strongly negative imputations among professionals and politicians alike. According to J. Philippe Rushton, substantial racial differences do exist and their pattern can only be explained adequately from an evolutionary perspective. In Race, Evolution, and Behavior he reviews international data and finds a distinct pattern. People of East Asian ancestry and people of African ancestry are at opposite ends of a continuum, with people of European ancestry intermediate, albeit with much variability within each broad grouping. This volume is sure to be controversial as Rushton attempts nothing less than a paradigmatic change in the way social scientists approach their work, especially those concentrated in the study of racial differences. Race, Evolution, and Behavior must be read by sociologists, anthropologists, and black studies specialists.

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Deborah Stevenson
The author's "thesis is that separate races of human beings evolved different reproductive strategies to cope with different environments, and that these strategies led to physical differences between races, including differences in brain size and hence in intelligence. Human beings who evolved in the warm but highly unpredictable environment of Africa [are said to have] adopted a strategy of high reproduction, while human beings who migrated to the hostile cold of Europe and northern Asia took to producing fewer children but nurturing them more carefully." — The New York Times
Glade Whitney
If the mavens of political correctness could enforce an index librorum prohibitorum, then you would not be allowed to read this book. —Contemporary Psychology
Mark Snyderman
Describes hundreds of studies worldwide that show a consistent pattern of human racial differences.
National Review
Deborah Stevenson
The author's "thesis is that separate races of human beings evolved different reproductive strategies to cope with different environments, and that these strategies led to physical differences between races, including differences in brain size and hence in intelligence. Human beings who evolved in the warm but highly unpredictable environment of Africa [are said to have] adopted a strategy of high reproduction, while human beings who migrated to the hostile cold of Europe and northern Asia took to producing fewer children but nurturing them more carefully." -- The New York Times
Richard Lynn
Should, if there is any justice, receive a Nobel prize. -- The Spectator
Steve Blinkhom
A frank attempt to rehabilitate the concept of raec as a primary descriptive category. -- Nature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560001461
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
11/07/1995
Pages:
398

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