This week’s basic theme, which is focusing on the relationship between race and science is quite interesting to me, especailly what lecture two showed me, how genetic reseraches are connected to racial factors and its future development and influences on racial peoblems in the future. So I searched the internet for more articles like those four displayed in this weeks schedule.
Among those articles, Adam Rutherford’s “Why racism is not backed by science” really impressed me, this is an article mainly talk about how race is different from racism according to modern researches and studies within the field of genetic science, and some part of author’s personal view of race and racism based on his life experiences. From what I’ve summerized, when we were talking about the scientific validity under the circumstances of racial problems. The effectiveness of science played an important part of evidence supporting. In addition, from the general concept of the content displayed in this article, black and white or any person not of the nature of DNA equivalent to no particular group genetic basis. What’s more, there are people with a particular genetic characteristics related signs, but these are not exclusive, and does not correspond to any ethnic group may be suitable nickname. Regional adjustment is indeed a true idea, but these are often the expression of so-called racial differences, rather than between them. Genetics has a blig genetics have withered in the past greeting game.
Even today, from an important figure in its history – especially James Watson, co-discoverer of the double helix – the expression can not support racist views. The irony is that when Galton gave birth to Earth and reveal the nature of racial differences between people’s intentions field, his legacy – Human Genetics – show that he was wrong. Most modern geneticists much less but rather like Galton Darwin. An significant example will be that sickle-cell anemia affects all people of color, and as it has evolved, malaria become common. Race doesn’t exist, racism does. But we can now confine it to opinions and not pretend that there might be any scientific validity in bigotry.