Wednesday, March 17, 2010
end of races
The widely held belief is that races began to diverge following our ancestors' exit from Africa. Coyne writes that races were formed because different populations "were genetically isolated until recent decades" (214). The last part of this quote raises some questions about races as we know them today: has modern transportation stopped the separation of races? In fact, is there any evidence that, because populations are so integrated worldwide now, races may no longer exist in the future?