"Race" is a reflection of social, political, economic, religious and colonial forces in history; it is not a scientific construct based on legitimate biological and genetic observation.
Some may view this idea as idealistically naive, and perhaps others will consider it a breath of fresh air. What say ye?
A brief introduction to Gould's thinking on the matter: http//www.learntoquestion.com/resources/database/Stephen Jay Gould/the-geometer-of-race
(original article in "Discover" magazine, 11/1/1994)
Edited by szentgyorgy, 17 July 2013 - 01:30 PM.