Human Diversity

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Charles Murray
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Human Diversity.pdf
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9509750042540

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All people are equal but, as Human Diversity explores, all groups of people are not the same -- a fascinating investigation of the genetics and neuroscience of human differences. The thesis of Human Diversity is that advances in genetics and neuroscience are overthrowing an intellectual orthodoxy that has ruled the social sciences for decades. The core of the orthodoxy consists of three dogmas: - Gender is a social construct. - Race is a social construct. - Class is a function of privilege. The problem is that all three dogmas are half-truths. They have stifled progress in understanding the rich texture that biology adds to our understanding of the social, political, and economic worlds we live in. It is not a story to be feared. "There are no monsters in the closet," Murray writes, "no dread doors we must fear opening." But it is a story that needs telling. Human Diversity does so without sensationalism, drawing on the most authoritative scientific findings, celebrating both our many differences and our common humanity.

P., 2009). Understanding human diversity also means to understand how that diversity came about. The low genetic variation among humans, as compared to other species, points to two, not incompatible, evolutionary processes, namely a high dispersal ability leading to limited isolation among populations, and/or a recent origin, too recent indeed for extensive genetic variation to have accumulated ever ... Fascinating, forward-thinking talks that highlight the importance of diversity — in its many forms — within the tech industry.

It is the result of many years of work by Luigi Cavalli-Sforza, one of the most cited scientists in the world, who has published extensively in the use of genetics to understand human migration and evolution. The following definition, from Workforce America! Managing Employee Diversity As a Vital Resource, does a good job of capturing the subjective nature of the term: Diversity is "otherness or those human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups to which we belong, yet present in other individuals and groups." The degree of genetic diversity in Africa is greater than anywhere else in the world. Progress continues to be made in this important area of genomic research.

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