Guy is an award-winning writer with a degree in history/anthropology. A newspaper columnist and worldclass sceptic, he is a winner of the Commonwealth Media Award for Excellence in Journalism and the World Health Organization's Award for Health Reporting. Guy has visited and written about more than 25 countries on six continents.
Praise for Race and Reality: What Everyone Should Know About Our Biological Diversity (Prometheus Books):
"This is a very important, profound, enjoyable and enlightening book. It should go a long way in helping disprove man's most dangerous myth."
-Robert W. Sussman, Professor of Anthropology, Washington University.
Editor of Yearbook of Physical Anthropology and Editor Emeritus of American Anthropologist
"A tour de force that conveys the current science on racial classification in a rigorous yet readable way. A book so clearly written, so elegantly crafted, so packed with nuggets that even those who think they know it all about race and racial classification will come away changed."
-David B. Grusky, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University
"Harrison's comprehensive and engaging book should be required reading for anyone who has thought about the benighted issue of race. It will clear the cobwebs from your head." --Steve Olson, author of Mapping Human History
Guy Harrison's well-written and passionate plea for eliminating the idea and ideology of race should be widely read. He has shown that the idea of race not only is contradicted by science but is a social anachronism that should not be tolerated by society in the 21st century.
-Audrey Smedley, Professor Emerita Anthropology and African-American Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
"Harrison dismantles the 'race' concept, bolt by bolt. Exposing race as a social illusion and political tool-rather than a biological reality-Harrison forces the reader to consider how they think about "other folk.'
--Cameron M. Smith, PhD
Department of Anthropology
Portland State University
"Knocks the props out from under 'scientific' arguments that have been used to justify racism." --Jefferson M. Fish, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, St. John's University
Praise for 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God:
"Deep wisdom and patient explanations fill this excellent book." --James A. Haught, editor of West Virginia's largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette
"Engaging and enlightening... Read this book to explore the many and diverse reasons for belief." --Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine
"A persuasive and frequently humorous book about an important topic. ...should be read by religious practitioners, political leaders, and the general public." --Nick Wynne, PhD; Executive director of the Florida Historical Society
"...doesn't bully or condescend. Reading Harrison's book is like having an amiable chat with a wise old friend." --Cameron M. Smith and Charles Sullivan, authors of The Top 10 Myths about Evolution
"If this is the most recent turn of the New Atheism, it is a very welcome one!" --Massimo Pigliucci, professor of Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook