In this episode we talk about the interaction of the Human Genome Project with the concept of race and try to explain why this rapidly switched from debunking the biological nature of race to reinforcing the biological nature of race. As an example of how things went wrong, we talk about the “warrior gene” and super predators. Here are some links that go with this episode:
In this side B, cut from the last episode, we talk about 20th and 21st century discussions of Morton’s work focusing on the critique by Stephen Jay Gould. As you can hear, we have continuing confusion about this, just as many folks less well versed in the study of race.
Here are some of the relevant citations and links: