Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop now Discover more Shop now
Customer Review

11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wall Street Journal, 6 May 2014
This review is from: A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History (Hardcover)
This book has been reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, see :-
online DOT wsj DOT com / news / articles / SB10001424052702303380004579521482247869874?mod=rss_opinion_main&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303380004579521482247869874.html%3Fmod%3Drss_opinion_main

Nicholas Wade has, for more than 20 years, been a highly regarded science writer at the New York Times.

This Review is by Charles Murray, the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

Here are a couple of quotations from his review:-

"....It is hard to convey how rich this book is. It could be the textbook for a semester's college course on human evolution, systematically surveying as it does the basics of genetics, evolutionary psychology, Homo sapiens's diaspora and the recent discoveries about the evolutionary adaptations that have occurred since then. The book is a delight to read—conversational and lucid. And it will trigger an intellectual explosion the likes of which we haven't seen for a few decades...."

"...The title gives fair warning: "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History." At the heart of the book, stated quietly but with command of the technical literature, is a bombshell. It is now known with a high level of scientific confidence that both tenets of the orthodoxy are wrong...."
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]

Comments

Track comments by e-mail

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 14 May 2014 09:39:05 BDT
Wendy Dirks says:
Nicholas Wade's book is complete nonsense and here's why:
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/busting-myths-about-human-nature/201405/things-know-when-talking-about-race-and-genetics
http://inthesetimes.com/article/16674/the_genes_made_us_do_it

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2014 17:00:43 BDT
Gordon says:
Read the book, don't just knee jerk react like a medieval priest confronted with an athiest.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

Reviewer

R. Clay
(REAL NAME)   

Location: Dorset, UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 763,452