Thursday, January 31, 2008

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 The Myth of Race: A Tale of Three Diseases - Race is to human variation as Colorado is to climate Cline - Clinal - Form natural gradients and contours that can be mapped - Colors on maps to show dips and rises - Utah is to temperature, as what Caucasian is to white Climate and Colorado - Colorado has a climate - Florida has a climate - We can tell Denver from Miami - Colorado isn't useful for explaining why it has snowed for the last six weeks Florida isn't useful for explaining why Miami humid Diseases are linked to race - Just description - But they don't explain why Where did the race idea come from? - 1497 - Vasco de Gama - Race was obvious - Easy to see Two people of the same color are statistically more apt to be different then two of different colors They few things we have that are variable are visually - Has become race - Because we can see it, there is the assumption that it is important Carolus Linnaeus - Systema Naturae - 1738 - Re-name systematically in the way God intended
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ANTH 2020-02 taught by Professor Vengerven during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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