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  • How to Argue with a Racist

  • History, Science, Race and Reality
  • By: Adam Rutherford
  • Narrated by: Adam Rutherford
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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By: Adam Rutherford
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Publisher's Summary

The Sunday Times best seller.

As heard on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.

Racist pseudoscience may be on the rise, but science is no ally to racists. Instead science and history can be powerful allies against bigotry, granting us the clearest view of how people actually are, rather than how we judge them to be. How to Argue with a Racist dismantles outdated notions of race by illuminating what modern genetics can and can't tell us about human difference. It is a vital manifesto for a 21st-century understanding of human evolution and variation and a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify racism.

Please note: the updated edition includes a new preface from the author.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Adam Rutherford (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"The ultimate anti-racism guide." (Caroline Criado Perez)

"Seriously important." (Bill Bryson)

"A fascinating debunking of racial pseudoscience." (Guardian)

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mindblowing

The voice of reason and science in the muddy waters of people and racism.

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The science and logic of race

A brilliant and funny book full of thoughtful and interesting arguments that explore the popular ideas and stereotypes or race and debunks nonsense with science and critical thinking. A must-read for everyone on planet Earth

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One fact check , one fail.

There is a lot of genetics talked which I understood but couldn't contradict. The author claims bone density differing by race is a "ridiculous" belief. a pubmed search later Adam R is proved totally wrong. Hard to take the rest of the book seriously after that.

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Interesting read

I love the detail in this book. My issue is with my retention of the information given and I have to ensure that I am fully focused on the audio book when listening to it, otherwise I'd be rewinding certain parts to help it sink in. That being said this book is about complex issues and science, that doesn't make me headscratch too much.

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