ISSUES – Evolution, Human Migration, Race and Science

 

ISSUES – Evolution, Human Migration, Race and Science

 

 

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Afro-European Genetic Admixture in the United States
by Frank W. Sweet (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/sweet.html (September-November 2004)

Race holds little importance in biology, genetics
by Dinesh Ramde (The Daily Cardinal)
http://www.dailycardinal.com/news/2004/04/19/News/Race-Holds.Little.Importance.In.Biology.Genetics-664038.shtml (April 19, 2004)

Letter to the Editor: Defining Race, a Thorny Issue
by Robert Schwartz, M.D. (The New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/13/opinion/L13RACE.html (July 13, 2003)

Foreseeable Consequences of Recent Changes in the One-Drop Rule
by Frank W. Sweet (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://www.interracialvoice.com/sweet16.html (July/August 2003)

Genes generate a map: Study tracks human evolution, migration
by Carl T. Hall (San Francisco Chronicle)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f ile=/c/a/2003/06/09/MN52597.DTL (June 9, 2003)

Molecular Anthropology and the “Race” Notion
by Frank W. Sweet (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://interracialvoice.com/sweet14.html (March/April 2003)

A Paler Shade of Black
by Linda Beckerman, Ph.D. (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/beckerman.html (December 2002/January 2003)

For Sale: A DNA Test to Measure Racial Mix
by Nicholas Wade (The New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/01/health/genetics/01RACE.html (October 1, 2002)

Biologically Speaking, Race Doesn’t Exist
by Radley Balko (The Abolitionist Examiner)
http://www.multiracial.com/abolitionist/word/balko2.html (August/September 2002)

The Biological Case Against Race
by Joseph L. Graves, Jr. (American Outlook)
http://www.americanoutlook.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=article_detail&id=1685 (Spring 2002)

Interview: History in a Cell
by Katie Bacon (The Atlantic Monthly)
http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/interviews/int2002-04-26.htm (April 26, 2002)

Japan Rediscovers Its Korean Past
by Howard W. French (The New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/11/international/asia/11JAPA.html (March 11, 2002)

Interview with Charles Mann: The Pristine Myth
(The Atlantic Monthly)
http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/interviews/int2002-03-07.htm (March 7, 2002)

Man left Africa three times
by John Whitfield (Nature News Service)
http://www.nature.com/nsu/020304/020304-7.html (March 7, 2002)

Early humans migrated and interbred: DNA study
(CBC News)
http://cbc.ca/stories/2002/03/07/humanorigin020307 (March 7, 2002)

Our Species Mated With Other Human Species, Study Says
by Hillary Mayell (National Geographic News)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/03/0306_0306_outofafrica.html (March 6, 2002)

Explorer from China who ‘beat Columbus to America’
by Elizabeth Grice (The Telegraph)
http://portal.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/03/04/nexp04.xml&sSheet=/news/2002/03/04/ixhome.html (March 4, 2002)

Kenosha dig points to Europe as origin of first Americans
by John Fauber (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
http://www.jsonline.com/news/state/mar02/24849.asp (March 4, 2002)

Debunking the Bell Curve: a Book Review of, “Race and Intelligence: Separating Science From Myth,” by Jefferson M. Fish (Ed.)
Reviewed by Francis Wardle, Ph.D. (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://interracialvoice.com/wardle3.html (March/April 2002)

A Personal Commentary on Race, History, and Spirituality
by Michael J. Dahl (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://www.interracialvoice.com/dahl.html (March/April 2002)

Where Did White Folks Come From?
by Frank W. Sweet (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://www.interracialvoice.com/sweet7.html (March/April 2002)

Biologically Speaking, Race Doesn’t Exist
by Radley Balko (FOXNews.com)
http://foxnews.com/story/0,2933,43298,00.html (January 17, 2002)

Earliest Americans Seen as More Diverse
by Guy Gugliotta (The Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A7235-2001Jul30.html (July 31, 2001)

Fossils Suggest Earliest Human Ancestor: 11 Bones in Ethiopia Paint Picture of 5.5 Million-Year-Old Creature
by Guy Gugliotta (The Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A47640-2001Jul11 (July 12, 2001)

DNA may offer clue to identity of iceman
by Cathy Brown (The Seattle Times/Associated Press)
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=iceman14&date=20010614 (June 14, 2001)

DNA Study of Unearthed Ancient Man
by Cathy Brown (The Washington Post/Associated Press)
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/nation/states/ak/A59238-2001Jun13.html (June 13, 2001)

Roots Deep Ones: The perils of looking into American prehistory.
by John J. Miller (National Review)
http://www.nationalreview.com/weekend/anthropology/anthropology-millerprint060901.html (June 9-10, 2001)

Seeking the Parents of Us All: Projects that compare DNA from thousands of living people suggest everyone is descended from one African group
by Robert Lee Hotz (The Los Angeles Times)
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/science/20010528/t000044705.html (May 28, 2001)

Europe’s Seven Eves
by Ken Wiwa (Globe and Mail)
http://globaltv.workopolis.com/servlet/News/qprinter/20010526/FC26FRON (May 26, 2001)

DNA Shows Black Genes in White Britons
(Reuters)
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010519/sc/science_britain_black_dc_1.html (May 19, 2001)

Racial Profiling in Medical Research
by Robert S. Schwartz, M.D. (New England Journal of Medicine)
http://www.nejm.org/content/2001/0344/0018/1392.asp (May 3, 2001)

Small Tribe Founded Europe
(Wired News/Associated Press)
http://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,43231,00.html (April 23, 2001)

Skull May Alter Experts’ View of Human Descent’s Branches
by John Noble Wilford (The New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/22/science/22SKUL.html (March 22, 2001)

The Genetic Archaeology of Race
by Steve Olson (The Atlantic Monthly)
http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2001/04/olson-p1.htm (April 2001)

Building Blocks of Humanity
by Jack Kemp (TownHall.com)
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/jackkemp/jk20010221.shtml (February 21, 2001)

Race and the Human Genome
by Kim Hohman (About.com Race Relations)
http://racerelations.about.com/newsissues/racerelations/library/weekly/aa021501a.htm (February 15, 2001)

Genetically alike, yet so different: Scientists unveil detailed analysis of human genome
by Todd Ackerman (The Houston Chronicle)
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/metropolitan/821463 (February 13, 2001)

Race gene does not exist, say scientists
by Eric Sorenson (The Seattle Times)
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=race11m&date=20010211 (February 11, 2001)

The Biology of Skin Color: Black and White
by Gina Kirchweger (Discover)
http://www.discover.com/feb_01/featbiology.html (February 2001)

Scientific Evidence Reveals We Are All Family
by Salim Muwakkil (Common Dreams)
http://www.commondreams.org/views/121800-101.htm (December 18, 2000)

Genetic study roots humans in Africa
by Dr. David Whitehouse (BBC)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1058000/1058484.stm (December 6, 2000)

Scientists Rough Out Humanity’s 50,000-Year-Old Story
by Nicholas Wade (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/11/14/science/14ORIG.html?printpage=yes (November 14, 2000)

Genome project proves there’s just one race, expert says
by Bill Snyder (The Tennessean)
http://www.tennessean.com/local/00506350.shtml?Element_ID=506350 (October 27, 2000)

Federal judge reactivates suit over Kennewick Man
(Court TV/Associated Press)
http://www.courttv.com/national/2000/1026/kennewick_ap.html (October 26, 2000)

America’s Worst Idea
By Orlando Patterson (The New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/10/22/reviews/001022.22pattert.html (October 22, 2000)

A Question of Race
by Willow Lawson (ABCNEWS.com)
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/race_kennewick001006.html (October 6, 2000)

A Four-Letter Word Called “Race”
by Dr. C. Loring Brace (The Abolitionist Examiner)
http://www.multiracial.com/abolitionist/word/brace.html (October/November 2000)

Race: Is It A Valid Issue?
by Jonathan Morrow (The Abolitionist Examiner)
http://www.multiracial.com/abolitionist/word/morrow.html (October/November 2000)

How Do We Inherit Our Skin Color?
by Lawrence R. Tenzer (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/tenzer2.html (October/November 2000)

Interior Dept. Opts to Give Ancient Skeleton to Indians
(The Washington Post/Associated Press)
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17331-2000Sep26.html (September 26, 2000)

Kennewick Decision: Babbitt Says 9,000-Year-Old Skeleton Belongs to Five Tribes
(ABCNews.com/Associated Press)
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/kennewick_decision000925.html (September 25, 2000)

Eliminate “Race” — Rebuttal to Steve Sailor Essays
by George Winkel (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://www.webcom.com/~intvoice/gwinkel7.html (September/October 2000)

Do Races Differ? Not Really, DNA Shows
by Natalie Angier (The New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/science/082200sci-genetics-race.html (August 22, 2000)

We’re All Cherry Cupcakes
by Kathleen Fuller (The Abolitionist Examiner)
http://www.multiracial.com/abolitionist/word/fuller.html (August/September 2000)

Diversity, Not Divisiveness
by Kathleen Fuller (The Abolitionist Examiner)
http://www.multiracial.com/abolitionist/word/fuller2.html (August/September 2000)

21 Arguments for Abolishing Racial Classification
by Yehudi O. Webster (The Abolitionist Examiner)
http://www.multiracial.com/abolitionist/word/webster2.html (June/July 2000)

DNA’s double helix builds a bridge to Africa
by Jill Nelson (MSNBC)
http://www.msnbc.com/news/410977.asp (May 25, 2000)

‘Kennewick Man’ DNA in Doubt
by John Fleck (Albuquerque Journal)
http://www.abqjournal.com/scitech/26029scitech05-08-00.htm (May 8, 2000)

Race: Anthropologists say divisions were made by man
by Walter Lee Dozier (The Gazette)
http://www.gazette.net/200018/frederickcty/state/10106-1.html (May 4, 2000)

The Human Family Tree: 10 Adams and 18 Eves
by Nicholas Wade (The New York Times)
http://www10.nytimes.com/library/national/science/050200sci-genetics-evolution.html (May 2, 2000)

“Race” In The Third Millenium
by George Winkel (The Abolitionist Examiner)
http://www.multiracial.com/abolitionist/word/winkel2.html (April/May 2000)

Melting pot cooking 20,000 years ago
by Ulysses Torassa (San Francisco Examiner)
http://examiner.com/000221/0221origins.html (February 21, 2000)

The Voice of Bones
by Doug Peacock (Outside Magazine)
http://www.outsidemag.com/magazine/200002/200002bones1.html (February 2000)

The Diffusionists Have Landed
by Marc K. Stengel (The Atlantic Monthly)
http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2000/01/001stengel.htm (January 2000)

An ancient man’s bones of contention
by Brad Knickerbocker (The Christian Science Monitor)
http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1999/10/21/p1s5.htm (October 21, 1999)

Free Kennewick Man
(IntellectualCapital.com)
http://www.intellectualcapital.com/issues/issue304/item6590.asp (September 23, 1999)

‘Race’ is a crude category at best
by Laurent Belsie (Christian Science Monitor)
http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1999/07/28/p4s2.htm (July 28, 1999)

We’re All The Same
by Lee Dye (ABC News)
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DyeHard/dye72.html (September 16, 1998)

The Medicalization of Race: Scientific Legitimization of a Flawed Social Construct
by Ritchie Witzig (Annals of Internal Medicine)
http://www.acponline.org/journals/annals/15oct96/medrace.htm (October 15, 1996)

Close-up: Scientists reject the traditional notion of races
by Robert S. Boyd (The Seattle Times)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/extra/browse/html/altgene_100996.html (October 9, 1996)

The Mummies of Xinjiang
by Evan Hadingham (Discover)
http://208.245.156.153/archive/output.cfm?ID=353 (April 1994)