What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee: Apes, People, and Their Genes / Edition 1

What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee: Apes, People, and Their Genes / Edition 1

by Jonathan Marks
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520240642

ISBN-13: 9780520240643

Pub. Date: 11/01/2003

Publisher: University of California Press

Marks presents the field of molecular anthropology—a synthesis of the holistic approach of anthropology with the reductive approach of molecular genetics—as a way of improving our understanding of the science of human evolution. This iconoclastic, witty, and extremely readable book illuminates the deep background of our place in nature and asks us to

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Marks presents the field of molecular anthropology—a synthesis of the holistic approach of anthropology with the reductive approach of molecular genetics—as a way of improving our understanding of the science of human evolution. This iconoclastic, witty, and extremely readable book illuminates the deep background of our place in nature and asks us to think critically about what science is, and what passes for it, in modern society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520240643
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
First Edition, With a New Preface
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Preface to the Paperback Editionxv
Introduction1
1Molecular Anthropology7
2The Ape in You32
3How People Differ from one Another51
4The Meaning of Human Variation72
5Behavioral Genetics100
6Folk Heredity128
7Human Nature159
8Human Rights ... For Apes?180
9A Human Gene Museum?198
10Identity and Descent219
11Is Blood Really So Damn Thick?242
12Science, Religion, and Worldview266
Notes and Sources289
Index303

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