Tuesday, July 12, 2016

An interesting quote.....................

" Self-knowledge is at the core of our quest for enlightenment, and the knowledge of our genetic ancestry is essential this process. 'Know thy ancestors, know thy self,' we might put it, in a riff on the motto at the Temple of Delphi. Mukherjee's opus is illuminating, cautionary, and a riveting read. Race may be a social construction, but genes and mutations are real. All humanists and social scientists should read this book, especially those who haven't taken a science class since sophomore year in high school.”

-Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as excerpted from this short review of  The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (a copy of said book has just been ordered from Mr. Bezos's crew).

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