Jerry Coyne: There’s more to life than DNA
27 April 2000
Show More Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley.
Fourth Estate, 344 pp., £8.99, February 2000, 9781857028355Show More
“... Galton’s Hereditary Genius, continuing through the eugenics movements of the early 20th century, and culminating in the loudest recent salvos, Stephen Jay Gould’s The Mismeasure of Man and RichardHerrnstein and Charles Murray’s The Bell Curve. Given the inflammatory nature of the topic, and the powerful sociopolitical questions it raises, it would pay a writer to tread gingerly here. Will ...”