Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bookforum Omnivore - Bodies with Histories (and Futures)

A couple of days ago, Bookforum's Omnivore posted a collection of links - mostly book reviews - on epigenetics and the continued evolution of human beings. Some good stuff.

Bodies with histories

Jul 20 2012

  • From NDPR, a review of The Species Problem: A Philosophical Analysis by Richard Richards. 
  • Bodies with histories: A review of Epigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance by Richard Francis, The Nature of Race: How Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference by Ann Morning, and Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century by Dorothy Roberts. 
  • Razib Khan on how human races may have biological meaning, but races mean nothing about humanity. 
  • A review of Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity by Raymond Tallis. 
  • From Slate, Sam Kean blogs the human genome
  • An excerpt from The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance by Nessa Carey. 
  • A review of The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body by Frances Ashcroft. 
  • New evidence proves humans are continuing to evolve and that significant natural and sexual selection is still taking place in our species in the modern world.

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