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  • The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class
  • Written by: Charles Murray
  • Narrated by: David Baker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Written by: Charles Murray
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All people are equal but, as Human Diversity explores, all groups of people are not the same - a fascinating investigation of the genetics and neuroscience of human differences.

The thesis of Human Diversity is that advances in genetics and neuroscience are overthrowing an intellectual orthodoxy that has ruled the social sciences for decades. The core of the orthodoxy consists of three dogmas:

  • Gender is a social construct.
  • Race is a social construct.
  • Class is a function of privilege.

The problem is that all three dogmas are half-truths. They have stifled progress in understanding the rich texture that biology adds to our understanding of the social, political, and economic worlds we live in.

It is not a story to be feared. "There are no monsters in the closet," Murray writes, "no dread doors we must fear opening." But it is a story that needs telling. Human Diversity does so without sensationalism, drawing on the most authoritative scientific findings, celebrating both our many differences and our common humanity.

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"[A] timely investigation into a worsening class divide no one can afford to ignore." (Publisher's Weekly)

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Great Information on Human Diversity

This is a very interesting book filled with many facts that tackle a lot of social and sexual questions that are being ignorantly argued (note I don't say debated) on social media today. It will be ignored or disliked by those people who need to have conflict to fuel their popularity. Basically, individuals who just want to ignore facts in favour of popular opinion. For all the information contained within in this book I give 5 stars.

For keeping my attention and choosing to listen to this book rather than read it I give it a 4 star rating. This is a book that should be read to get more out of it. Audio is good and if you set time aside to sit down and listen to it like a lecture you may get more out of it. The reader is very good at giving that interested lecturer vibe.

Overall 4 stars for the Audio Book. 5 Stars for the book and content itself. For an interesting contrast to a positive review look for Mike Jackson's review. It is very interesting and seemingly from an individual who has a deeper understanding on this subject than I.

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