A friend wrote News desk to ask about “human biodiversity”
|May 20, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Darwinism, Culture, News|
Yeah, we’ve heard the term kicked around as early as 2011. Back then it was supposed to be some kind of slam dunk answer to liberalism’s wasteful social programs. We first heard the term liberal creationist recently, in this very context of defending “human biodiversity”, so that part at least fits.
Here’s what I replied:
“Human biodiversity” is the PC version of racism, protected by its patron saint “evolution”.
Even the New York Times might go for this version. Wade was one of their writers until recently.
The Kleagle said all this a century ago but he was an ignorant man so he put it differently.
Meanwhile, here’s Andrew Sullivan on the subject:
Nicholas Wade’s new book on race and genetics, which takes the biological basis of race as a given, provides no consistent definition for “race.” During his debate with Wade, anthropologist Agustín Fuentes pointed out that “Wade uses cluster, population, group, race, sub-race, ethnicity in a range of ways with few concrete definitions, and occasionally interchangeably throughout the book.” More.
Oh, not to worry, Andrew. How many definitions of “species” are there? Twenty-six? And no one cares. Fuentes obviously thinks this is about genetics, not politics, but it is clearly about politics.
See also: More on NYT science writer’s book, defending Darwinian racism
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