Race (human categorization)

Opinion: Classification of humans into races 'the biggest mistake in the history of science'

Smaje, Chris Altamira Press. Today, the mainstream belief among scientists is that race is a social construct without biological meaning. The Metaphysics of Race" in Blackness visible: Race, Culture and Evolution: In Race and Intelligence: Prisoners of Abstraction?

Sussman says one of his motivations in devoting his first issue of American Anthropologist to race was to show the relevance of anthropology both in the academic world and in our everyday lives.

Lieberman et al.

How many races might we then identify? Even though there is a broad scientific agreement that essentialist and typological conceptualizations of race are untenable, scientists around the world continue to conceptualize race in widely differing ways, some of which have essentialist implications.

A survey , taken in Lieberman et al. A race to the bottom The history of scientific racialism has a very chequered history.

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Biology of Race

Archived from the original on 23 September Classifications of ethnicity ". Genetics of the Evolutionary Process. The biological definition of race is a geographically isolated breeding population that shares certain characteristics in higher frequencies than other populations of that species, but has not become reproductively isolated from other populations of the same species.

Indeed, in , the European Parliament adopted a resolution stating that "the term should therefore be avoided in all official texts".

Genetically Speaking, Race Doesn't Exist In Humans, Researcher Says -- ScienceDaily

Loring Forensic Science International: And I feel guilty about killing all those Indians too. Genetic ancestry and the search for personalized genetic histories". A critical assessment of the use of race in forensic anthropolopy" PDF.