Human Biodiversity: Genes, Race, and History

Human Biodiversity: Genes, Race, and History

by Jonathan Marks

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Human Biodiversity: Genes, Race, and History by Jonathan Marks

Are humans unique? This simple question, at the very heart of the hybrid field of biological anthropology, poses one of the false of dichotomies—with a stereotypical humanist answering in the affirmative and a stereotypical scientist answering in the negative.

The study of human biology is different from the study of the biology of other species. In the simplest terms, people's lives and welfare may depend upon it, in a sense that they may not depend on the study of other scientific subjects. Where science is used to validate ideas—four out of five scientists preferring a brand of cigarettes or toothpaste—there is a tendency to accept the judgment as authoritative without asking the kinds of questions we might ask of other citizens' pronouncements.

 

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ISBN-13: 9781351514620
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/12/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 321
Sales rank: 1,152,547
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Jonathan Marks is a professor of anthropology, at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He earned his M.S. in genetics, and M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Arizona, and has conducted postdoctoral research in genetics at the University of California at Davis. Mark's work on "molecular anthropology" has been widely published in professional journals.

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