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List(s) this item appears in: Staley Prize - Best in Anthropology
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REF 599.93 Marks 2002 Not For Loan t 18284
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599.93 Mar Available T 12036
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-302) and index.

Introduction -- Molecular anthropology -- The ape in you -- How people differ from one another -- The meaning of human variation -- Behavioral genetics -- Folk heredity -- Human nature -- Human rights-- for apes? -- A human gene museum -- Identity and descent -- Is blood really so damn thick? -- Science, religion, and worldview.

Does the similarity of human to ape genes have implications for understanding human nature? The author uses the human-versus-ape controversy as a jumping-off point for reassessment of issues ranging from the role of science in society to racism, animal rights, and cloning. The book explains human genetic science, showing how it has always been subject ot social and political influences and teaching us how to think critially about its modern findings.

J.I. Staley Prize, 2009

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