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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Cultural Anthropologists Can Be As Dogmatic As Religious Apologists

"As a biologist, I’ve learned that there are two related issues that are taboo for academics to discuss openly. The first is the issue of “races”—of genetic differences between human populations. Cultural anthropologists tell us that races are “social constructs.” Well, there’s a bit of truth in that, insofar as there is no finite number of races that can be unambiguously demarcated from each other. But there are genetic differences between groups, and clustering algorithms can divide populations into five or six fairly distinguishable groups corresponding to their geographic localities. Those genetic differences in marker genes undoubtedly evolved via either genetic drift or natural selection in early human populations that were geographically isolated."

The sociological religion of no biological differences between the sexes

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