On the Concept of Biological Race and Its Applicability to Humans

@article{Pigliucci2003OnTC,
  title={On the Concept of Biological Race and Its Applicability to Humans},
  author={Massimo Pigliucci and Jonathan Michael Kaplan},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={70},
  pages={1161 - 1172}
}
Biological research on race has often been seen as motivated by or lending credence to underlying racist attitudes; in part for this reason, recently philosophers and biologists have gone through great pains to essentially deny the existence of biological human races. We argue that human races, in the biological sense of local populations adapted to particular environments, do in fact exist; such races are best understood through the common ecological concept of ecotypes. However, human… 

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