Anthro Lecture 5

Anthro Lecture 5 - long time and then got off in Cape Town....

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12 steps to determine who gets medicine 1. Mother Teressa 6. Normal Person 12. People born damaged enough to never contribute to society The british scientist who developed these 12 steps decided there was a line where they would not invest because it would never be repaid "race is an arbitrary category invented to fit a misunderstanding about how humans evolve" cline or clinal - forming natural gradients and contours across a distributional range of species or population colorado has a climate, as well as florida and we can tell denver from miami. yet colorado as a state is not useful for explaining why it snowed for the last six weeks and Florida as a state is not useful for explaining why Miami is humid. same for race - "Negro" was used to describe people from sub-saharan Africa - "Caucasian" was used to describe people from Europe Europe discovered race by boat. They got on the boat, didnt see anyone for a
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Unformatted text preview: long time and then got off in Cape Town. There was a clear definition of black when they saw them. If they had walked to cape town, by the time they got back to Europe they would not have a definite description of what black is. There is too much variation. People want to know, if man was made in God's image what color was Adam? Blumenbach (1790s)-Five Skin colors-Black (African/Ethiopian)-White (European)-Red (American Indian)-Yellow (Asian)-Brown (Malaysian Why?- Degeneration! (we started perfect from Adam & degenerated) Samuel Morton (early 1800s)- Caucasoid (52) 87- Mongoloid (10) 83- Malay (18) 81- American (144) 82- Ehiopian (29) 78 ^ skull size according to race Race science started with a conclusion, and that was whites were superior. When the evidence didnt support, they went looking for new evidence! Franz Boas 1930s and 40s- the study of immigrants- IQ- Linguistics...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2008 for the course ANTH 2020 taught by Professor Vangerven during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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