Titolo: Black Brain, White Brain
Casa editrice: Thistle Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2015
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: Used
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Riassunto: `Punchy and perceptive, Evans? passionate and wide-ranging debunking of hereditarian views of race in areas ranging from archaeology to IQ and sport deserves a wide readership.?
Professor Saul Dubow, University of London
?Smart, accessible and stimulating, Black Brain White Brain is by far the most important book yet written to systematically debunk society?s lingering attachments to race science and its pet topics of intelligence, genetics and civilization. Black Brain White Brain should be required reading in every undergraduate university course, in every high school and in every home.?
Professor Jonathan Jansen, University of the Free State
Over the last decade the media have given new life to an old idea ? one at least as old as colonialism and slavery: that intelligence is defined by race and, more specifically, that white and Asian people are innately smarter than black people.
The prime sources for these successive waves of publicity are psychologists but a handful or renegade scientists, pop science writers and journalists have joined the throng.
Gavin Evans demonstrates why they are wrong ? that their ideas are based on an out-of-date understanding of genetics, on a profound ignorance of the African anthropological record and a misplaced faith in the idea that IQ tests measure hardwired general intelligence, and that average IQ scores of different populations can be fruitfully compared.
Black Brain, White Brain shows that there are no hardwired differences in intelligence or character between the races, and that human brainpower has probably not evolved for 100,000 years.
L'autore: Gavin Evans was born in London but grew up in South Africa where he became involved in the anti-apartheid campaign while working as a journalist and completing degrees in economic history, law and a PhD in politics. He returned to London 22 years ago and teaches at Birkbeck College while writing for several UK newspapers. This is his fifth book.
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