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It Ain't Necessarily So: The Dream of the Human Genome and Other Illusions

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It Ain't Necessarily So combines sharp criticism of scientific claims with lucid expositions of the state of current scientific knowledge. Among the subjects discussed are heredity, natural selection, and genetic determinism.
Hardcover, 330 pages
Published February 28th 2000 by New York Review of Books (first published 2000)
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Shane Wallis
*Disclaimer* My review is based on an earlier edition of this book.

A collection of reviews which Lewontin wrote for the New York Book Review. The reviewed books cover a wider range of topics than I had initially anticpated, which was a nice bonus and added to the diversity in topics. Some of the material however was a bit too similar to what I had read in his other books. I am thinking primarily of the review relating to the Human Genome which reads incredibly alike to a chapter in his book Biol
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Delightfully crotchety. Lewontin, a biologist, statistician, and pedant, pokes holes in the pretty dreams of geneticists and sociologists alike.
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Evolutionary biologist, geneticist and social commentator. Leaded the development of the mathematical basis of population genetics and evolutionary theory. Held an endowed chair in zoology and biology at Harvard University from 1973 to 1998, and since 2003 has been a research professor there.
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