Not in Our Genes: Biology, Ideology, and Human Nature (Paperback)

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Informative, entertaining, lucid, forceful, frequently witty . . . never dull . . . should be read and remembered for a long time.--New York Times Book Review

The authors argue persuasively that biological explanations for why we act as we do are based on faulty (in some cases, fabricated) data and wild speculation. . . . It is debunking at its best.--Psychology Today

An important and timely book--Stephen Jay Gould

Not in our Genes systematically exposes and dismantles the claims that inequalities--class, race, gender--are the products of biological, genetic inheritances.

About the Author


Richard Lewontin was an American evolutionary biologist, geneticist, academic and social commentator. Lewontin was a leader in developing the mathematical basis of population genetics and evolutionary theory, he pioneered the application of techniques from molecular biology, to questions of genetic variation.Steven Rose is emeritus Professor of Biology and Neurobiology at the Open University and Gresham College, London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781608467273
ISBN-10: 1608467279
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Pages: 346
Language: English