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Evolution of Racism The Human Differences and the Use and Abuse of Science

Pat Shipman ¹ 1 READ

Bootie and the Beast pass a test This book starts with the beginningrocess and ublication of The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin It takes the reader on a colorful Ever since Charles Darwin first wrote about the descent of man the differences between the human races have been the subject of the most enduring controversy over the origin of the species Evolutionary theory has been used and abused as a scientific justification or intellectual weapon by racists and anti racists alike Careers have been made and broken lives dedicated or sacrificed societies destroyed and wars fought over what Darwin called the value of the differences among humankind The Evolution of Racism is a history of both evolutionary theory and ideas about race and racism In an intellectually engaging Nd insightful ride of the distortion and abuse of the Evolution of Man that was used to justify racism with scientific evidence This book is an in depth discussion of was used to justify racism with scientific evidence This book is an in depth discussion of specifically how it has been used and misused by The Art of Mary Beth Edelson people to justify their ideas concerning race It begins with Darwin s The Origin of the Species and continues to theresent with the identification of genetic markers I wanted to read Arrative that mixes science and history theories and ersonalities Pat Shipman explains the original controversy over evolution in Darwin's time; The Corruption Of Evolutionary corruption of evolutionary into eugenics; the conflict between laboratory research in genetics and field work in hysical anthropology and biology which gave rise to the new synthesis of modern evolutionary biology which in turn cast new light on the age old debate over nature verses nurture; and the continuing controversies over the heritability of intelligence criminal behavior and other traits The Evolution of Racism gives a fresh icture of familiar cha. .
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His book to refresh in my MIND SOCIAL DARWINISM TO REACUAINT Social Darwinism wasis to reacuaint with arguments regarding eugenics and to acuaint myself with advances in anthropology and genetics I also thought the historical material would be apropos given the current None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing) political climate regarding immigration blacklivesmatter and Islamophobia This book satisfies my 2016 Reading Challenge read a nonfiction book about science. Racters such as Darwin Thomas Huxley and Ashley Montagu and introduces general readers to less well known but influential figures such as Ernst Haeckel the scientific father of the eugenics movement and Carleton Coon the last of the great anthropologistexplorers whose life long work on racial differences became the center of a bitter academic feud that spilled over intoublic life A sober and sobering examination of the most volatileuestions about human differences The Evolution of Racism is a scientific and intellectual history that will open the topic for much needed discussion and open our minds along the ,