Friday, October 11, 2002

 

The NY Times reports thatA New Look at Old Data May Discredit a Theory on Race. Basically, two anthropologists say that Franz Boas misinterpreted his data, and that he gave more credit to environmental factors than his data may have warranted. Why? Well, anthropologists speculate that Boas was so wrapped up in discrediting contemporary theories and on debunking scientific racism.


- posted by laurie @ 10/11/2002 06:52:00 AM
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