On the Non-Existence of Human Races

  title={On the Non-Existence of Human Races},
  author={Frank B. Livingstone and Theodosius Dobzhansky},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={279 - 281}
[Ann Arbor, Mich., U.S.A., 12.10.61.] In this paper I would like to point out that there are excellent arguments for abandoning the concept of race with reference to the living populations of Homo sapiens. Although this may seem to be a rather unorthodox position among anthropologists, a growing minority of biologists in general are advocating a similar position with regard to such diverse organisms as grackles, martens, and butterflies (Brown 1957, Hagmeier 1958, Gillham 1956). Their arguments… 

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