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Genetics of Race

Five Critics Say You Shouldn't Read This 'Dangerous' Book

Nicholas Wade | Posted 08.19.2014 | Science
Nicholas Wade

My book's critics have been indoctrinated in the social-science creed that prohibits any role for evolution in human affairs. Social scientists believe that all differences between human groups are due to culture alone, and that to ascribe any part of these differences to genetics would lead to racism.

In Defense of A Troublesome Inheritance

Nicholas Wade | Posted 07.29.2014 | Science
Nicholas Wade

Three attacks on my book A Troublesome Inheritance have appeared on The Huffington Post's blog this month. For readers puzzled by the stridency and personal animus of these compositions, I'd like to explain what is going on.

Nicholas Wade and Race: Building a Scientific Façade

Jennifer Raff | Posted 07.27.2014 | Science
Jennifer Raff

Wade can't justify his first and primary point: his claim that the human racial groups we recognize today culturally are scientifically meaningful, discrete biological divisions of humans. This claim provides a direct basis for the whole second half of the book, in which he makes speculative arguments about national character.