Paper: Race: A social destruction of a biological concept

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/225799711_Race_A_Social_Destruction_of_a_Biological_Concept

It is nowadays a dominant opinion in a number of disciplines (anthropology,
genetics, psychology, philosophy of science) that the taxonomy of human
races does not make much biological sense. My aim is to challenge the arguments
that are usually thought to invalidate the biological concept of race. I will try to
show that the way ‘‘race’’ was defined by biologists several decades ago (by
Dobzhansky and others) is in no way discredited by conceptual criticisms that are
now fashionable and widely regarded as cogent. These criticisms often arbitrarily
burden the biological category of race with some implausible connotations, which
then opens the path for a quick eliminative move. However, when properly
understood, the biological notion of race proves remarkably resistant to these
deconstructive attempts. Moreover, by analyzing statements of some leading contemporary
scholars who support social constructivism about race, I hope to demonstrate
that their eliminativist views are actually in conflict with what the best
contemporary science tells us about human genetic variation.

mentioned here

https://disenchantedscholar.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/three-race-realism-papers-for-some-reason/

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