Originally published 10/19/2014
How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures
Originally published 10/17/2014
Race of course matters, and so too does the meaning we give it. We have often turned to science for that meaning—to justify beliefs and to provide a vocabulary for explaining human differences. But science too struggles with understanding race.
Originally published 08/11/2014
Jerry A. Coyne
There is no evidence for Wade’s main thesis: that differences in behavior among groups, and in the disparate societies they construct, are based on genetic differences.
Originally published 06/27/2014
"It terrifies me that more people will follow Wade’s lead and use the reality of genetic variation and natural selection in humans to justify to themselves."
Originally published 06/11/2014
Why do societies differ? The all-culture explanation is inadequate.
Originally published 05/21/2014
Wade's book misrepresents genetic and evolutionary data; his pronouncements about race and what it means are sweeping the Internet with glowing reviews from true believers.
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