January 25, 2007

Thought for the day

Filed under: race — ubikcan @ 2:16 pm

“Both the biology and the history of the human species have resulted in the appearance of lines of division that separate human beings into groups. There are men and women, blacks and whites, Germans and Spaniards, workers and bosses. The biological and cultural differentiation of these groups varies, but all these distinctions have two things in common: All of them have an historical contingency, even the most biological of them, and all have claimed to be biological, even the most historical of them.”

Richard Lewontin, Human Diversity, Scientific American Library, 1995, p. 108.

1 Comment »

  1. come again?

    Comment by mm — January 25, 2007 @ 5:43 pm

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