Clines, clusters and clades in the race debate

Matthew Kopec

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    Abstract

    In this paper, I argue against Andreasen and Sesardic, who have both claimed that recent cluster results in population genetics serve as evidence that the human species contains, or at least once contained, subspecies. I show that the cluster results are in fact evidentially inert relative to each author’s preferred subspecies concept. I then sketch the kinds of biological facts that could be used to push the debate further.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1053-1065
    Number of pages13
    JournalPhilosophy of Science
    Volume81
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

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