Race, science and humanity
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Race, science and humanity by Ashley Montagu

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Published by Van Nostrand in Princeton, NJ .
Written in English


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StatementAshley Montagu
SeriesAn Insight book -- 13
LC ClassificationsGN"320"M54
The Physical Object
Pagination183 p
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21161311M
LC Control Number63-5750

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  Race and heredity were accepted facts in Western science until the influence of Marxists and fellow travelers became strong enough to supress these ideas within Western academe and reduce objectivity on the subject. Despite consequent resistance continuing to the present day among many parts of the media and humanities to accept new data Cited by: 4. Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize “Riveting [The Vaccine Race] invites comparison with Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”—Nature “Rich in scientific anecdotes, historical detail and quirky characters She conveys the era’s no-holds-barred approach to science, as well as the altruism of individual scientists and doctors at a time when no one /5(45). This book chronicles the life of Dr Leonard Hayflick, who rose from humble beginnings as a poor Jewish kid from Southwest Philadelphia to become the inventor of the first human diploid cell line, and to determine that these and other normal human cells can only divide a limited number of times before they die, which later became known as the 4/5.   The book argued that poor people, and particularly poor black people, were inherently less intelligent than white or Asian people. A second plank of the race science case goes like this: human.

  British science journalist Angela Saini tells this story in her exceptional and damning new book, Superior: The Return of Race Science. “Race was the entire premise upon which they were doing. The book fails to consider the main root cause of possible demise of humanity, namely the inadequacies of its moral, cognitive, emotional and institutional capacities, as limited by genetics and constrained cultural learning, for using well the unprecedented capabilities to shape its future supplied to the human species by science and s: 7. Saini followed up on this idea with her book Superior: The Return of Race Science. One such post-World War II scientific racism researcher is Arthur Jensen. His most prominent work is The g Factor: The Science of Mental Ability in which he supports the theory .   When Rushton’s book Race, Evolution and Behaviour was published in , psychologist David Barash was stirred to write in a review: “Bad science and .

Race, science and humanity. By Ashley Montagu. New York, Insight Books, Van Nostrand, $Cited by: 1. “In this essential book, Angela Saini deftly shows how science and racism have long been intertwined, why that pernicious history continues to this day, and why ‘race science’ is so deeply flawed. Deeply researched, masterfully written, and sorely needed, Superior is an exceptional work by one of the world’s best science writers.”Reviews:   Science shows that evolution didn't stop when human history began There is indeed a biological basis for race. And it is now beyond doubt that human evolution is .   And as Angela Saini convincingly argues in her new book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, published May 21 by Beacon Press, the “problem of the color line” still survives today in 21st.